I was going to work on the quilt blocks for my stained glass flower quilt and write about that today. Sometimes, however, you just have to drop everything and work on a completely different project because your friend sent you a surprise package. I was in the midst of taking care of something humdrum when the doorbell rang. I was slightly irritated, thinking it to be a solicitor. My husband got to the door before me and announced that I had received a package from my friend Kris. Talk about a fun surprise! Kris had sent me a Halloween package!
It’s really hard to tell what I like most. I just had to take a photo of the musical notes fabric unfolded. The fall leaves fabrics are all gorgeous. The banana tea towel is specially funny because we continuously run to the store just to get bananas! She included a quilt magazine full of beautiful fall patterns and a pretty quilt scene coaster for my desk.
Of course, she included a Jack in the package. It wouldn’t be Halloween otherwise!
I continued to unpack and more fabric emerged from the package! Since I love winter so much, she even included a wintry snowflakes fabric for me. The package was bursting with happy, warm-coloured fabrics, perfect for Autumn, which is my favourite as well. Then I noticed the knitting-themed fabric and I knew I had to make a bag with it right away. I started looking at Pinterest and found a link to this super quick bag at One Lucky Day.
The instructions were really well-written and there were pictures for each step. I had no problem following them. I only made one little modification. The two triangular folds in this photo had a gap between them. I placed a needle in between to show the gap. I figured if I sewed the gap together, I would have a small pocket.
I pinned the folds together, then I used tiny stitches to sew the back fabric of the front fold (the blue fabric) to the front fabric of the back fold (the knitting-themed fabric). I pulled the needle through each fabric, being careful not to go all the way through to the back.
It’s a small bag, so it didn’t take any time to finish sewing the gap together and now I have a small pocket!
It’s a small bag, but just big enough to fit a ball of yarn and knitting needles for my mitten knits. I can even stow away the little pouch full of stitch markers, my gauge and my cable needle. Every piece of this little knitting bag was made from fabrics that Kris sent me. I received the blue lining fabric and the little twill tape in earlier packages from her. The TARDIS pouch is from another friend, Caroline from Trillium Design.
I love October, not only because of the magic of Halloween. For me it’s also time for harvest and being thankful. I have made wonderful friends since I started writing about my creative journeys here. I treasure every single friend and I am very thankful for having them in my life. It always starts with leaving simple comments on each others’ posts. Unknowingly and slowly, that turns into budding friendships. It would be wrong to say that my friendship with Kris is a budding one, it has grown into a beautiful tree with deep roots!
You can find Kris at KrisLovesFabric.