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Monday, May 04, 2009

Brown Bag

This weekend I went to the Barnswallows quilt show in Morden, three times to be exact, and I didn't take one picture. I kept forgetting my camera in the car. The best part was that Darcie from Quilting by Darcie drove more than three hours to visit us and to see the quilt show. We also took in the art show in Winkler and our pot and quilt show in Morden. Again, not one picture. Darcie took some though, so there may be some to look at later.



Today I quilted the second roses wall hanging. I like the way the flowers and leaves turned out. I'm not quite so happy with the sky. I'll probably do an envelope rather than backing and binding. I will audition a couple of fabrics as binding, though, just in case that looks better. I do like the open, airy feeling it has with no binding.


I bought a bag pattern on the weekend and it seemed like a bit more fun to make it than to finish up any of my UFOs. It is not the easiest bag I've ever made but I like the way it turned out. I put on one shoulder strap rather than the two handles shown in the pattern. It has a magnetic snap to keep it closed. I keep thinking of embellishments I could put on it but I guess it will stay as it is for the time being. I could see a big brown flower on it...

7 comments:

Brenda said...

hey, I hardly took any either. I hope you are taking pix at your own show. you can always send people my way to Pixie's blog. we've got some pix. fun bag.

Wanda said...

Sometimes the camera gets in the way, it seems...I sometimes spend too much time worrying about taking pictures and not enough time looking!! Everything happens for a reason. The bag is nice...embellishments are always fun but you can add those another time..it's great the way it is!

LC said...

Love the colors in that bag! They speak for themselves, without anything added. Nice.

MYRA said...

Awwww nuts! I was thinking to ask if you were going to post some photos from the show!!! Too bad the camera was forgotten... 8-(
I was at Oma's yesterday and she was able to find a southern way around the flood to Morden, which in fact is a faster route than she would normally take through Morris... I wish I had known that before our retreat, cause then I could have come out to all the activity down your way... 8-(
I will have to remember that for next year if we flood again...

Your roses project looks great! I agree that it with the open, airy feeling... and your bag is wonderful Joyce! A big brown flower is a great idea!!! 8-)

Thanks for your continued visits and comments Joyce! They make my day! 8-)

Darcie said...

It was a treasured day and will forever be remembered! Thank you again! You and Marcel treated me to so much...I'm still smiling from ear to ear. ;-)

LOVE the bag! I waste no time, do you Joyce!

Say...U-handblog has those cool little closures on her blog/store!

Happy day to you!

jovaliquilts said...

I love that brown bag! What nice lines, and I even like the fabrics (I'm not usually a brown fabric person). I admire your productivity.

meggie said...

Love the bag, just the way it is!