Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bend The Rules Sewing

I really wanted to read the book, "Bend The Rules Sewing". I have seen a few blogs that featured projects from this book that were really cute! As usual, I wanted to read it before buying it, so I checked my county's library system on line and they had the book and it was in! You can see a picture of the book on the Amazon Widget on my sidebar.

I love the library. Monday, I went on line and requested the book from a different branch of the library than the one I frequent and Tuesday before lunch they called me at work to say it was waiting at my usual branch for me. I live in a county large in area with several small towns. Four of the small towns have libraries, but three of them are not near me.

I was so excited about this book that even a midday rain storm didn't stop me from going on my lunch hour to get it. I had to request a plastic bag to protect it from the downpour! I sneaked a few glimpses of the book during the afternoon and even while sitting at stoplights on the way home. FINALLY, I was able to really enjoy it last night. I really like the book and would like to make some of the projects. This book is the perfect book for beginner seamstresses. Its also great for someone like me who needs to learn easier ways to sew. I'm not a beginner seamstress, but definitely could use all the tips I can get!

I have nearly finished the two daughter's and granddaughter's "heart" bags and took these pictures this morning. I need to sew on the buttons (they are pinned on in this picture) and make the insert that goes in the bottom and then they'll be finished.

6 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Those bags are gorgeous. Both will be so happy with them, and won't they be so cute, carrying them out together?

Lyn said...

Really adorable set, Debbie!

Susan said...

Beautiful bags, Debbie! You sound like me when I get a book I've really been looking forward to. I can't even wait to get home to look at it! I'm going to have to see if my library has that one. We have a good library system here, but there are still lots of things they don't have, so I'm always ordering something from interlibrary loan. I can get books from all over BC!

the nest egg said...

Don't you just love that excitement of getting your hands on a book you have been wanting to read? I always feel the same way.

I love the idea of matching bags for the grandmother and grand daughters! Especially now that I have that new little grand baby of my own. I will have to wait a while though. But I can see it coming!

Bethany said...

Those are so sharp looking! I like them.

I love the library so much too. Your description made me have the same flutter of excitement. And thanks for the tip about the book, I'll have to check it out sometime!

fatiah said...

I really love the bag and the color is just great. I should try to look for the book too. Sounds interesting.

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