Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday & Mail

I have 2 tackles today. Sorry to say that the first one is, again, school planning and prep. I really have been putting this off and NEED to get some head way. This is what my classroom table has become in a matter of a week! I did use it to work on cutting and pressing, and also put the treasures I found on it. I wrote a post on the newest treasures on my home school blog today.

The second tackle is the bag! Yes, the dreaded step in conquering my bagaphobia! I think it was Darlene (I could be wrong) who said it was just too much like making clothing. That can be intimidating for those of us who do not know how to "seamstress style sew". Is that a phrase? Say that fast 3 times!!! (Note how I am changing the subject in such a manner as you would not even notice). Hopefully, tomorrow I will have a bag to show you, or something that looks like a bag. Thank you Margaret and Linda for all your encouragement. It feels like you are trying to talk me off a ledge!

I also got mail! I was so excited, and surprised to receive my draw prize from Rose. It arrived so quickly! Thank you Rose. After I finish the swap project, very soon, I will start the Hugs From Grandma!
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11 comments:

Karen said...

Amazing how fast all of that stuff accumulates, isn't it? Good luck with your school planning. I need to hunker down here soon and get that done.

jennyr said...

hehehe...bagaphobia! never heard of that, cool term...lol! good luck in your tackles!

Belvie said...

I am one of those garment sewing people....and I have bagophobia too! I've tried before, but never really liked what I made. I think sewing a tailored shirt is more fun than sewing a bag. Maybe you and I need to form a support group for bagophobics!!!!

Quilting Mama said...

You will LOVE sewing bags. I have a few bags I want to try soon and a couple of other storage type things that I have patterns for that I've been putting off because they are really complicated...you have bagophobia...I'm a bagaholic! LOL

Karolee said...

I hate sewing clothing - or anything that needs to be fitted. Quilting is so much easier. I have a friend, though, who much prefers sewing clothes over quilting - she's very intimidated by quilting.

atet said...

Bren -- you will do fine with the bag. Honestly. It's not THAT much like sewing clothes. Depends on the bag and the instructions -- but most patterns are written well. Just take it step by step and you will become addicted quickly!

Sweet P said...

I had bag intimidation too until I made one. They are fun and can be addicting. I've even made two with zippers!

A tease for your stitchery partner. I wonder if she reads your blog.

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

Good luck in your school planning!

Yvonne said...

Bagaphobia....I like it. You can do, yes you can!

Su Bee said...

Oooo - bags are So fun! I had bagaphobia too, but my first bag cured me and now I'm addicted. That first one seems to take forever and seems like a fight the whole way, but the 61st is a breeze - LOL!

Libby said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who can load up a recently cleared surface in just the blink of an eye *s*