That expression will be written on my tombstone no doubt. Throughout life I`ve often found myself in situations where I`ve had to convince others that I know far more about something than I actually do!
As I`ve mentioned before, a couple of weeks ago I signed up for the Mouthy Stitches swap hosted by the lovelies, Susan, Hadley and Cindy. It`s a zippered pouch swap. Suffering from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), I immediately signed up after receiving an early alarm call from Hadley to do so. Bleary eyed, I headed over to `hers` and the rest is as they say, history.
The slight fly in the ointment was that I had never actually made a zippered pouch before. I had put numerous zips in clothes (in my teens) but a pouch of the zippered variety was new territory.
Until today, that is. I made what will be doubtless one of many practice pouches in the warm colourway of Lotta Jansdotter`s Echo. Not perfect by any means but it`s a pouch (well a wristlet to be exact) and there is a zip in it. Once I decide on a zip colour for my swap partner`s pouch, I need to get some coordinating thread - I don`t like the effect of the white thread on the yellow zip.
As I was making the patchwork panels (the front and back are mirror images of each other), it dawned on me how much brown was in the warm tones of the Echo prints, and I recalled a flikr discussion about how many people hated brown! I wouldn`t necessarily want a brown quilt but I`ve always quite liked brown accessories.
The wristlet is quite capacious and holds all the essentials and will be handy for running to the shops or gym (ah, yes, I remember the gym...vaguely).
here. If I was to say it was plain sailing, then I would be lying. The seam ripper did come out once or twice but it wasn`t so bad. Nothing to do with the instructions, which are excellent but my incompetence in following them. Now I need to try a pouch with covered end tabs.
There is awesome talent in this swap. I have been assigned my partner and I know her to be super sweet. I`m just hoping she is of a forgiving nature. Just in case.
In the last week, I was overwhelmed to be asked to participate in a couple of really exciting things coming up soon. They are a little hush hush at the moment but as soon as I receive the nod, you`ll be the first to know. It`s also my blogaversary in a couple of days, so be sure to come back. Just saying.