Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Not Quite an "All" Night Sew w/Sis

It sounded like a good idea at the time...but who am I kidding? I cannot stay up ALL night!...but a few weeks ago, I thought I could and my sis tried to make me.  It was my idea...and the plan was to make 2 of these Big Bucket Tote Bags each.  It wasn't a race, but I, having more experience, finished first. When sis saw just how BIG the Big Bucket Tote finished, she changed her mind about making hers that BIG.  After finishing one each...I was finally able to crawl into bed.  It was 139a!  

Sis' 1st tote, not quite as deep
My 1st tote, 21.5" deep!!

We made our 2nd totes the next day after church and changed things up w/the handles and quilting.
My 2nd tote
Sis'  2nd tote

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

Broken Vessels by Hillsong
All these pieces, Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered Mended and whole
Empty handed But not forsaken
I've been set free I've been set free

You take our failure You take our weakness
You set Your treasure In jars of clay
So take this heart Lord I'll be Your vessel
The world to see Your love in me

Amazing grace How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost But now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

Oh I can see it now Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying yourself down Raising up the broken to life

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  1. Love the totes, but I'm with your sister, the smaller is more to my liking!

  2. What a fun thing to do together Zenia! It's really great that you each made two. I'm looking at the deep ones and thinking it would be fun watching someone pull things out of those - like Mary Poppins' carpet bag, LOL.
    Your Threads for Life are always beautiful.

  3. Love the totes. Sounds like a fun night!

  4. My all nighters usually end at 11pm! 😊 very cute bags.

  5. Beautiful bags! I think you could get lost in yours!

  6. I love them! I couldn't stay up all night either, nor would I want too lol! I love my sleep.

  7. Cute bags. I can't stay up that late anymore to sew. If I do, I spend most of the next day taking apart my project! I think it is really neat that your sister sewed with your. What a precious gift to have an interest you share together.

  8. I agree with Sis, shorter bag. What great fun to share a quilting time with your sister. Debbie

  9. Well it was a fun time making the bags... I would have stayed up all night. but I suppose zee is just getting too old for all this stuff !! lol

    After she was done making her first bag.. It seemed as though I maybe able to climb right in side :P .... it was more than half of the length of my body >>> all in all it was an awesome time.. Thanks Zee

  10. Your bags are beautiful. Makes me miss my sister. We haven't had a visit since June! Thanks for the song. I have a friends going through a deep valley and it has been a day of prayer.

  11. What a great way to spend time together - and have some gorgeous bags to show for it too, blessings to you X

  12. I really like the bags and hanging out, sewing with your sister sounds like a great way to spend the evening (and early morning hours).

  13. Cute totes. Love the smaller ones, but the bigger ones would be handy for toting around a picnic blanket.

  14. The two of you do amazing work, your totes are beautiful. I've had projects like that, when you don't want to quit until you are finished. Burning the midnight oil . . . at least you had the company of your sister :)

  15. Such a special time sewing with your sister! I have blessed with 3 sisters!! Lots of quilting hugs, Mary

  16. Love the big bags. I just downloaded the pattern. Thanks!


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