Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A draw

So like the England team itself the purse had a bit of a rough Test after the positive looking first innings. It wasn't my new toy which stuck the bat in with four centuries oh no. Magic loop - check, sewing - check, attachment of purse clasp - ummm:Though if a draw is good enough for the cricketers then I'll take a draw on my own Test performance against my mighty purse foe. The sewing machine and I got on well and I was pleased with how I managed to join the lining. So with a spring in my fingers I thought I had this challenge licked until the endless frustration of trying to make the purse sit in the clasp. Just one tiny corner so far attached. So fiddly, I certainly felt all fingers and thumbs and in the end had to abandon for fear I would bowl it across the room with almighty speed and bounce!

So my next declaration is that I will have this purse and a certain cardigan last seen hanging out in pieces in a plastic bag finished by the time England win the second Test. Ah I'm not sure which part of that sentence is the most unlikely ;o)

11 comments:

T. said...

UGH. That does not look like fun.

marycatharine said...

Good luck with it! Those clasps are so intimidating.

Charity said...

I'm sure you'll do it, no problem! England, however... :o)

Rose Red said...

You can do it, I know you can!

knitting sprouts said...

it will be worth it -really it will

StarSpry said...

It's looking so pretty! Good luck with the clasp :)

Marie said...

Could you try attaching different sort of purse straps or is that considered cheating?
Good Luck either way!

Kyoko said...

You can do it! Inserting into the purse frame is scary at first. But once you do it, you will be fearless. :D The tip is not to overfill the frame with the glue. If the glue gets onto the frame, you can always clean it with acetone using cotton buds. I know you can do it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

x
Kyoko

Linda said...

If I can do it you can too! It will look great. Its not easy though and I admire anyone who makes loads of purses with frames. x

clarabelle said...

Rather you than me with sewing the purse - it's looking good though!

I'm getting through loads of knitting whilst watching the Test too, I think, out of pure frustration...

t does wool said...

you can do it...and it will be fabby!

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