Today was the perfect day to spend outside crocheting.
Unfortunately, it was also the perfect day to get caught up on the laundry that had accumulated and at least attempt to vacuum up the copious amounts of cat and dog hair that have collected over the past few weeks.
But when I was not doing laundry or attempting the pyrrhic chore of vacuuming, I worked on finishing my second practically perfect granny square bag.
The first order of business was to work on the lining of the bag.
Having finished the bottom seams, I turned one of the linings so that I could insert one lining inside the other and have the right sides together. Here is how the two linings looked when they were pinned in place and ready to have the upper seams sewn:
Once I had those seams (and a second load of laundry) done, I turned the lining right-side out:
Having hung the second load of laundry to dry, I was then ready to finish the side seams of the body of the bag. Here is a view of one side of the interior after the seaming was done and ends woven in:
and here is the other:
After a few brief errands, I pinned the lining into place:
and when the sun rises on tomorrow, I will be ready to move forward, one stitch at a time.