I joined my first swap. It's a Wristlet World. So today, I practiced making the zippered pouch. I haven't sewn a zipper in nearly 10 years. Actually, I was pregnant with Taylor and I made a dress and a pant-suit. They were the first two "real" things I sewed (besides a simple apron, some pillowcases, and valance curtains). And my friend Kathie helped me along the way. (By the way, happy 2nd anniversary, Kathie! Can you believe that I was pregnant with Spenser at your wedding? So much has happened!)
So I conquered my fear. Today I sewed the zipper alone. Yes. I won't lie. There were problems. Not big ones. But, as you can see in the photo, the zipper opens to the left, and, well, I'm right-handed. A little awkward, yes, but it works!
I've been loving green and hot pink together lately. I think I've already mentioned that, though. So, while it is missing the strap to make it an actual "wristlet," here it is:
And today, when I picked up our mail at the post office (our town is so small that everyone has a post office box and they do not deliver mail to our homes, unless it's UPS or FedEx) I saw a padded envelope in the window. I was thrilled to see that it arrived: