Thursday, August 31, 2017

Get a GO BAG

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop hosted by Sam Hunter (Hunter’s Design Studio). Thanks Sam! 

Have you heard of a GO BAG or a Bug Out bag? Ever gathered one? Usually they refer to emergency prep but today I mean prep for the season ahead...The season of pick up lines, school/sports physical waits, and sideline cheering!
School season is the perfect reason to have one.

When minutes are limited this little bundle of happiness with its cute tiny scissors, colorful threads, and delightful prints will help keep your sanity!
You may even challenge yourself to get x number of blocks done by year's end.

As you may be able to see, I am writing this post from a hotel room with one of my own Go Bags:)
This isn't one of my fancy ones. It is your basic 10" x 7" curtain bag with zipper so it is perfect for flying (TSA can see everything!).
Below is one of my 
favorites ... Make the bag or box something fun/ pretty so you will be delighted to open it when needed.

I Love hand work and so my Go Bags are set for red work embroidery, needle turn appliqué, English Paper Piecing (EPP).
Threads and scissors of course but don't forget pencils (regular and marking), a sharpener, and an eraser. See my cool pen-shaped one with white eraser? That is the best eraser for removing marks from fabric!
The Roxanne Glue Baste It is my absolute favorite little tool for needle turn or making a thread behave (does not make humans behave:)

You never know when a nail will break or you have to shove some candy in your mouth to keep you from yelling at someone annoying!! The Welch's fruit snacks are at least healthy, right??

Tiny things make my heart sing and a dear friend made this adorable tiny bag with zipper for me:)
It fits some of the smaller basics.

www.nestlingsbyrobin.comStitching while my crown is being not the fun one!
Lots of stitching at baseball games. 

www.nestlingsbyrobin.comFor Inspiration:
All the beading on this Iris and leaves was done in one HS volleyball season as I went to my daughter's games.
A little organization goes a long way to sanity:)
There are fantastic tutorials and tips in the Hop Participant links below to make sure you get some much needed sewing therapy in all year long!

Day 22 – September 5 – Jane Davidson: How to make scrappy HSTs
Day 23 – September 6 – Linda Pearl: Low cost tips for organizing your sewing room
Day 24 – September 7 – Christa Watson – Top 10 tips for quilting on a domestic machine
Day 25 – September 8 – Sarah Nunes: To Starch or Not to Starch
Day 26 – September 9 – Suzy Webster: Testing fabric for bleeding
Day 27 – September 10 – Sarah Goer: Machine bind your quilts like a pro
Day 28 – September 11 – Vanda Chittenden: Beginner paper-piecing tips
Day 29 – September 12 – Cheryl Sleboda: Needle threading tips
Day 30 – September 13 – Kim Niedzwiecki – Different thread weights and when to use them
Day 31 – September 14 – Sandra Healy: Conquer Your Fear of Machine Appliqué
Day 32 – September 15 – Sandra Starley: The Basics of Antique Quilt Collecting


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Years ago our family had many emergencies. I always had a bag with a project ready to go as I headed out to the hospital or? . Saved me as I waited. said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Great tips and appreciate the pics. Love your humor too by the way! Brenda Grampsas

Robin said...

Kay, they are a saver:) Brenda, thanks for stopping by.

susan said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing with the group, have been enjoying the schoolhouse blog hop.