Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Tote and Some Tomato Soup

My latest fall tote!

I found some orange floral print fabric at the store a couple of weeks ago and I fell in love with it! I usually fall for smaller prints but this bolder, larger floral caught my eye. My thought as soon as I saw it was, "This would make such a pretty tote!" So I bought what was left on the bolt, maybe a yard-and-a-half. This fabric did not disappoint me!

I began this bag yesterday, cut out the pieces and did a little stitching but I had physical therapy yesterday and a bunch of errands to run after. So I did the bulk of the sewing today working around some typical catastrophes: the kind that happen when you have a very needy dog, (Ellie) who feels that she should be the focus of all my attention!

Besides running off with my pinking shears (cuz she knows I will come a running) and carrying a trashcan into my livingroom, she found a bee on the porch where I was sewing and thought it would make good snack food! It didn't! I had to call the vet and I was given instructions to give her some benadryl which luckily I had on hand and to keep an eye on her.

I kept a watchful eye on her for the first thirty minutes or so and then she ran into her crate on her own accord and fell promptly asleep! YES!

While she was napping, I got most of the tote bag sewn. I was really loving the way it was turning out and was anxious to get it completed. But dear Ellie woke up! My husband took her for her daily, good, long walk! YES!

I finished the bag at 2:30! I hadn't even stopped for lunch! I was starving!

Staying with the same color theme (totally coincidental) I opened a carton of my favorite tomato soup. I added a bit of grated cheddar, whole basil leaves and parsley, heated it up and tossed in a few giant, seasoned croutons!

It was so yummy! As I mentioned, it comes in a carton and it is Organic Creamy Tomato Soup by Pacific. I have always had a thing for tomato soup, though I tend to doctor it up a bit with seasonings, etc! It was a perfect, quick lunch this late in the afternoon!

So, despite some interruptions I was able to complete this pretty tote bag which was at the top of my to do list. I will be stitching up a set of zippered bags to coordinate with it before it hits my Etsy shop. I wish there had been more of this fabric on the bolt because I would have liked to made myself the same bag. I may take a peek online to see if I can find some more.

.....and now I will go give Ellie some much needed attention, although I just noticed she is resting quietly beside me after her long walk. Despite her shenanigans, especially when I am trying to accomplish something, she really is the sweetest dog and we love her so much!

HAPPY FALL! I hope you are all having a lovely day! It's cooler here and I am enjoying the first days of my favorite season of the year. The temperature is just so much more conducive to getting stuff done! Don't you agree?

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