When I pieced the back of the Mouthy Stitches tote I measured carefully to make sure that all the bits would line up nicely with the front. And when I had finished piecing the front I checked to make sure I got it right. What I didn't freaking well do was check which way was up when I stitched the words on the back. I had allowed for more linen on the bottom due to the boxing of the corners. I am so very, very annoyed with myself! I blithely sewed the two sides together today before I realised my mistake. Therefore I now have one almighty mess. There is a lot of unpicking to do.
What is really annoying is that after yesterday I decided to keep today simple. I pottered. I stayed away from the computer for the most part. I even prepared for the draw for the tote in the good old fashioned way, deciding that Mr RNG could go sit in the corner with Google. It was all going so well until the sewing started.
To end this post on a positive note, let me announce the winner of the tote bag. Miss Random Number Selector (aka Helen) picked...
Okay, I'll admit it is hard to see the number in the third photo. Here's a close up.
The person who left the 56th comment is actually in 57th place - because someone had their comment pop up twice so I had so skip ahead. I tried deleting it, but the person's name and number stayed in place despite the comment disappearing. Confused? Sorry. Just trying to explain why 56 is the winner but it says 57 by her name. I will stop blathering on. The winner is...
Congratulations, Cherie, I will be emailing you for your address. Thanks to everyone for putting their name in the hat. I really appreciate it and just wish I could make a tote for every last one of you.