Another year older…doesn’t seem nearly as bad when you have wonderful, thoughtful family and friends to help you celebrate…and take the sting out of getting OLD! They must have been feeling REALLY sorry for me this year because I got a ton of loot…lotions and potions, Quilty Note Cards, Flowers, Wool Kits, Wool Threads, Chocolate and Spices and Fabric galore and even a Fitbit to keep me in shape (I will be blogging more about this wonderful little gadget in the coming days!)… but today let me show you the handmade items…This is, after all, a QUILTING blog!
Look at what my Basting Beauty Daughter made me for my birthday…not one, not two but THREE of the sweetest BAGS ever!
This is called ‘The Hour Bag’ as it apparently takes one hour to make…that is minus the Flying Geese paper pieced border circling this bag. This is Erin’s first attempt at making flying geese AND at doing Paper Piecing…I think she passed with flying colours!
Here’s the other side…just lovely! This wILL be a great bag to keep the fabrics in for the project that I am currently working on…Oh, I am going to be sew organized!
The Sew-Together Bag is dang cute too…made in the sweetest prints…with a zipper closing which loops around each end, providing handles for easy opening and closing!
This is the other side…8o)
Inside…three ZIPPERED sections…but wait…
…check out the lovely lining inside each zippered compartment! Yikes! I would have been too daunted to make this bag…ALL those zippers…all that lining!
And Erin went and made TWO of them! Check out this one…LOVE the hexies (her first attempt at making hexagons…and they are perfect!)
Look at the riot of colour inside!
And check out the sweetest print lining each zippered pouch!
Yup, I love them all! Thank you sew much, Erin! That was very thoughtful of you and way too much!
And my friend Claire, made me these super cute wool pillows…not one, but TWO SPRING PILLOWS…dang sweet with perfect wee stitches!
I love the CB initials and year stitched on each pillow…just in case I lose it down the road…(the mind that is, not the pillow!) I’ll always know who made it!
I took them outside to photograph so that you could see how vivid that blue wool is! Perfect Robin’s Egg blue!
An artsy shot! (Is there anyone ‘out there’ saying “Get those lovely pillows off the dirt and gravel…besides ME?!:o)
And finally in their resting spot…on the coffee table with a few wooden eggs…also gifts from Claire! Thank you, Claire! I appreciate every stitch!
And my friend Sandy was knee deep in cement when she whipped up this one of a kind, garden STEPPING STONE, with a Desert motif on it! It’s a wonderful reminder of our ‘down south’ antics…shhhhh…what happens on the desert, stays on the desert! You won’t hear about it from ME…my lips are sealed…ZIP…but I do LOVE this stepping stone and have the perfect spot for it!!
Thanks you so much, Sandy!
I love it all! THANK YOU! Yup, getting OLD isn’t nearly as bad as it could be! It’s ALL good…even the aches and pains because it certainly beats the alternative! Today you will find me in my sewing room! ‘Recess’ will be a long hike in the woods so that I can put that new Fitbit to the test! Doesn’t get any better than this! Life is good…very, very good!
Have a Super Saturday and Happy Stitching!~P