Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Little Black BAG of Tricks…

I found this little carrying case at a Thrift shop a few months ago…in fact they had several and I had my pick.  I’m not sure if it’s a computer bag or an overnight bag but it’s perfect for what I have in mind…and it was ONLY $1.50!


It’s perfect for my stitching projects…look at all the pockets to hold…

..my needles and perle cotton..


..my embroidery hoops, scissors and glue..


On the left I have my blocks…ready to be cut out.


The red binder holds my embroidery floss…    P1110111  In the side pocket I have my wool threads…P1110114

And in this little plastic folder I have my project.  There is a pocket on the cover to hold the front of the pattern and inside…


I have my first block all ready to stitch…


and in pocket number two I have block two.


SEW…I’m all packed and ready to go…!


OK OK …so I’m not totally organized!!


But I’m getting there!!

Tomorrow we start our trek south…so blogging will be hit or miss…BUT Thursday I’m hoping to take you on a tour of Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe! 


It’s a wonderful Quilt Shoppe just off the freeway in West Lynn, Oregon.  Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe was featured in the Summer Issue of the Quilt Sampler magazine!  My copy is all warped and wrinkled from all my drooling!   I sure hope they let me take pictures!!  Stay tuned!!

Oh…and before you go…check out Temecula Quilt Co. Blog.  Everyday they are giving away a block to their 12 Days of Christmas Quilt…it’s going to be spectacular!  They are already on day 3 but you’re not too late!!  GO NOW!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. What a clever thing to do, it is perfect for what you want it to do!

  2. Wow! That little bag holds a lot of goodies!!
    Drive safe!!

  3. Safe travels to you! And thanks for the link to the Christmastide quilt ... looks like fun!

  4. Hi there. Great idea for travel. Holly Hill is my quilt shop that I go to and unfortunately they DO NOT allow any photos...clearly posted everywhere in the store. The should still have some copies of that magazine from the summer.

    Enjoy your visit there..it is my favorite place to spend so much time.


  5. You are so organized! That's such a good idea to use the folder to house the blocks and patterns! Looks like you are all set for your trip. Drive safe!

  6. Can't wait to see your progress on all your projects - how much fun is that??!!

  7. have 'black magic bag' will travel!!..what a great organizer to use for all your goodies!!

  8. H!! Happy New Year
    Thanks for a glimpse of how organized you are!!
    Be Safe.

  9. Wowzer - great black bag of tricks! You're super organized - ok maybe not completely but almost. LOL

    I don't think the good people of Hollyhill will let you take pictures but I can't wait to hear all the details.

  10. How exciting...have a safe trip and keep us up to date along the way! Happy stitching in the truck.

  11. I buy bags like that, make great travel bags and cheaper than craft ones. I hope you have a safe and fun journey.


  12. Wow! What a great organizer for $1.50. Happy trip south. Nothing better than getting away from the wind and rain we've been having lately. Looking forward to the tour of Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe and perhaps a few more shops on your travels.

  13. For sure a big WOW... love your idea.... I'll just have to keep my eyes open for one also..so cool..and organized..yoohoo...love it....

  14. For sure a big WOW... love your idea.... I'll just have to keep my eyes open for one also..so cool..and organized..yoohoo...love it....

  15. What a cool find! I like your woolly project the best!!

  16. Yippee! Well, I was all excited about you sharing already but according to Michelle (up above:) you may not be able to take pictures at Holly Hill. Well, if not, I know there will be others:) I feel like I'm getting ready for the trip. haha! (And you don't have to reply because I know you're very busy).
    Take care and have loads of FUN!!

  17. I'm so excited. I must have at least 5 professional computer bags around here somewhere from both Big T and me before retirement. Now I know what to use them for. This could make a great gift for someone as well.

    Hugs - Marie

  18. Have a safe trip...and a wonderful time quilt shop hopping :)

  19. That was a definite find. I love bargains and thrift stores. Your trip sounds like so much fun, I will have to come back and check out the pictures. I live in WA and may have to hit the road if it is to awesome to pass up.

  20. That's a great bag, I didn't think of going to the thrift store, I need a camera case - thanks! And thanks for the link, love the 12 days quilt!

  21. That case is going to be great - as long as you remember to take it with you!

    Safe travelling, and I'm looking forward to seeing where you take us this year.

  22. Safe travelling...also looking forward to where you will take us in 2011. Happy New Year to you and your family. I am sure you will find Quilt Shops in your travel without too much searching. I am sorry that I could not find any in my travels as I trully wanted to bring some exotic fabrics home.

  23. What a great bag! And put to very good use - looks like fun!

    Have fun on your trip!

  24. The bag is awesome but that quilt is incredible. I finished it this year but haven't quilted it yet - I hope in the next couple of weeks to have it sandwiched. blessings, marlene

  25. Oh your case you got is perfect! And I"m loving all the wool thread! Your blocks look gorgeous!

  26. I wish i fit in to that little black bag. I would love to go to all those quilt shops on you list.


  27. Now thats a great use for those computers bag - love how it fills lots of those sewing traveling needs. Love the idea of the folder with your project ready to go and a place for the picture - I'm going to use that idea for sure. Thanks :)

    Happy New Year - Karen