This is about number 25 Everything Bag that I've made but I wanted to try out the machine on something I was comfortable with before I tried the purse. I love making these bags - they're really simple and I use them for everything from groceries to library books to my Bible study or library books, and even use one for an overnight bag. I guess I got a little overconfident because when I finished the bag I discovered I'd put the pockets on upside down. Good grief! It wasn't easy fixing that mistake but with a little unsewing and a little hand stitching I made it work.
I also did a little embroidery this last week. I bought this bib at Hobby Lobby and found a font on the computer that I liked and traced the word Baby onto the bib and I was in business. I added a little decorative stitching around the outside of the bib part because it seemed awfully plain. I'm working on a yellow one too - these are for one of the ladies here who is expecting two granddaughters in the near future.
And the machine I borrowed? It's a brand I've never used and so it sounds different, threads differently, and feels different but it sews a great seam. I didn't realize how spoiled I was to "my" machine! It's good to do something a different way or in a different order or with a different machine just to make you pay more attention to what you're doing. But I should have a lot closer attention apparently so that pockets would have been right side up. :)