The reason I am behind on my Farmer's Wife blocks is this very large Amy Butler Cosmo bag that I put together last week. My best friend and I are getting ready for a trip the end of May and we decided to each make one of these bags. She has the pattern so we spent many hours together cutting them out. I was going to go with brighter colors but I already had some of this Anna Griffin Fiona fabric in my stash for a couple of years. I did have to buy some of the coordinating fabric from eBay. We are going to Hawaii for close to two weeks. I'll tell you more about how that came about later. But since we are going for so long we will be checking a larger piece of luggage and we are going to use these bags as our carry on.
The bottom has some extra padding a sits really well and the inside has some great large pockets. There are also pocket on the outside down the each side but I do not think the picture shows that. The directions do say this is an easy bag to make but as we have found others on their blogs have said it was not so easy and we agree. It took many hours to cut it out and many more to sew it together. But I am really happy with it and would probably make another, but with some brighter fun colors.
And the last thing I have to share is the April block of the month. I finished putting it together last weekend just in time for the May block to show up in the mail.
The weather is keeping me inside and there has been absolutely no gardening or yard work done yet this spring. The rain turned to snow flurries today and our ponds are the highest they have been in years. Hopefully soon I can share something besides my sewing projects.
It has been a sad week for our country as all of you know. The bombs in Boston, the fire in Texas and this crazy weather has certainly been hard to watch. I wish you all the blessings possible from our home in the woods!
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