Beattie's New Year Challenge

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  • #3523
    beattie
    beattie
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    Inspired by Cushion Lady’s New Year’s Resolution to finish off the UFO’s in her workroom, thus liberating the morsbags containing them, I decided to have a morsbags-themed resolution too.

    I decided to make at least one morsbag every day (holidays are excused, but I have to make extra beforehand to cover them).

    I started this on 8th January and quickly ran up 8 bags on that day. I made a spreadsheet to log each day’s tally and add up the monthly totals. I’d had a bit of a “morsbreak” since October, so hit the project with new enthusiasm. So much so, that if we were to go on an eleven week holiday tomorrow, I’d be covered!! 😀

    #3531
    masterclock
    masterclock
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    I’m getting used to the rumble of the sewing machine in the midnight hours as Beattie stays up to meet her target.

    Mind you she is being very generous about my lathe…..

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    #3532
    beattie
    beattie
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    Which is occupying about 85% of the kitchen table…..
    *sigh*

    #3533
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    I like this challenge Beattie. How are you getting on?
    I made a bag a day for 100 days last year and, although it was tricky some days, I managed it.
    I don’t think I can commit to making a bag a day for a whole year but I am willing to take the challenge of making (at least) 365 morsbags this year. I’m a bit behind already but by the end of January, I will have made 31 bags.
    I’ve made 18 so far this year so not too much catching up to do.
    Up until recently, morsbags was practically the only sewing I did. I have now started being more adventurous but whenever I sit at my machine, I make a morsbag first as a little warm up!

    #3537
    beattie
    beattie
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    Yay, join in Tori!! 🙂 31 bags by the end of January would be bang on target.

    As you say, there will be times when I won’t be able to sew either, but I’m allowing for that by making more to get ahead. I’ve made 114 bags so far this month (varies from 2 on one day to 14 on another day when it was raining and I didn’t have anything else begging for my attention).

    Making just one morsbag takes very little time, as you say, makes a nice little warm-up, and a good test to check the machine is working well.

    #3543
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    I’m working on it! Just adding my latest batch and it’s moving me up the pod chart above Wandsworth prison.

    #3544
    beattie
    beattie
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    I don’t often look at the pod table, but it’s nice when you pass someone, isn’t it!! 😀 I made 5 bags today, one of them a “bitsa”, plus some more bitsa kits. I’d been accumulating pieces that weren’t big enough, so sewed them together to make bag shapes.

    #3545
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    I’ve got a long way to go before I pass anyone else. I am pretty proud of being on page 2 of the chart.
    I’ve made 26 bags so far this year so just a few more to go to hit this months target!
    I made 3 bags yesterday that will be given away in our school assembly today. Dacey is a school road safety officer. They have had a competition to design a bag with the theme “a safe place to play”. We have a very talented mum at the school who is making the 3 winning designs into real bags and I made 3 morsbags (with fabric with pictures of children playing) for the the runners up (they will have a little prize inside the bag too).

    #3546
    beattie
    beattie
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    Those bags sound fab, Tori!! I’m sure the winners and runners-up will be thrilled with their bags 😀

    #3654
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    I’m having trouble catching up but I will get there!! I’ve made 43 so far this year. Children have been off school for half term the past week. I wi get on track next week.

    #3659
    beattie
    beattie
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    Good going!:D
    We’ve had a horrible day’s weather today – very good for encouraging me to make morsbags, so I made 7 today, plus a pile of kits cut up. Some of them were pieced as the strips of quite nice fabric were mostly about 12″ wide, and I have lots and lots of plain beige, cream and white stuff.

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