Monday, September 15, 2008

Not a Bad (Bag) Morning's Work...(Play!!)

After a really frustrating week last week in which I didn't manage to get much stitching done this morning I wasn't distracted by housework or other chores and headed straight for the sewing room....The morning promised some wild weather and the hail was coming down outside as I made my way upstairs.....Mark was up early as he is off on school camp for the first three days of this week....a surfing camp!!......wild winds and big swell predicted!! I am sure by the time they get there the weather will have calmed down a bit...well I hope so anyway!

Anyhoo .....I digress.................I was determined to get some sewing done this week and after finishing the bag for Jo yesterday I started cutting out the pieces for this bag which was featured in the latest Homespun mag.....and oh how appropriate....it is called the Princess bag!!

.......so when I got into the sewing room all the pieces were cut ready to start stitching.......A couple of hours later and I have this:

Have to say I am pretty happy with the result!! and so nice to get something started and finished on the same day.....!!!

The stove has arrived and is ready to be connected - hopefully that will happen some time this afternoon......then the cupcakes and lamingtons will be happening...........and yes - there will be photographic evidence for those of you who may doubt that they will be made.....oh ye of litle faith!! LOL

......Oh a knock at the door and a very surprised parcel delivery lady - surprised to find me home I guess!.........so I interrupt this post - ripping open the packet......(I am sooooo impatient!).....

I have been on the look out for a project involving wool applique and spotted this Primitive Gatherings/Lisa Bongean design from Little Quilts - A Primitive Garden........

I also ordered some of the gorgeous Valdani threads - they are just divine!!

So back into the "cave" for me.....this weather is just perfect for stitching! The Prince has just arrived home with food - and a couple of parcels which arrived on Friday and had to be picked up from the Post Office........I will share later!!

'til next time............................Lorraine

26 comments:

Mar said...

Lorraine! I can hardly keep up with you girl. The baby bag is so cute and I LOVE the princess bag! What is a lamington? I love baked goods. Congrats on finding the stove so quickly.

Dawn said...

That bag you made this morning looks FAB...I love it and it looks so chic...great for summer or maybe Melbourne Cup?......The weather is pretty rough this afternoon too so I might just stitch in front of the heater and sip hot tea ...have a great week.
Hugs Dawn x

Linda said...

Just love your new bag, very snazzy indeed, and that bag in the previous post is so cute. You have been a busy girl. I'd be interested to hear how the new thread stitches up.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great job on the bag Loz and those varigated threads...lovely, where did you buy those from?

Sherri said...

I love the bag...beautiful. I love the fact that you didn't let yourself get "distracted by housework or other chores." I am going to have to tell myself that so I can work in some more sewing time. Delightful post!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! Oooooohh! Your bags - the baby bag AND your black and white bag - look fantastic - you clever chook you!! And the threads look so yummy in their little box that you almost want to keep them as a display, such gorgeous, deep colours! I'm sure we'll see lots of yummy projects stitched with them - have fun! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Amanda said...

So tell me are you just getting the pattern or the kits and how many of those threads did you get they do look yummy, but I don't think I should sign up for another BOM just yet and as it is for 2 years might be a bit steep.

loulee1 said...

Wow! Great bag, and yesterdays!

Have fun in the Kitchen.

Sue said...

Hi Loz, Love the black & white bag and the baby bag you showed yesterday is just gorgeous as well, as is your two beautiful girls and cute little Dylan. Have fun with the baking .... yum!! You'll have to send some down?? Enjoy the rest of the week. YAY!! Holidays!! You've got to love em!!
Cheers Sue

Sue said...

Should have said I love the threads and the new project looks very ambitious .... good luck .... look forward to seeing the creation evolve. :) S

On my Verandah. said...

WOW how Gorgeous is your bag I love the B & W version....nice parcel too...love those threads.
cheers
maree

nicky said...

Wow! how did you do that in a morning, its beautiful, a really elegant colour choice.
Nicky

upstateLisa said...

Lovely bag! and those thread colors are truly divine!!! (great word)

Stina said...

Oh...you have been busy my friend!!! ;o)...two bags in some days...and you said you were not a bag maker...or did I miss something here... ;o)...well done...and good luck with the new stove... have a great week!!

Pat said...

I love your Princess Bag. If you ever see a Queenie Bag let me know!(giggle) You will love the Primitive Garden pattern. It is a lot of work but is beautiful. I love the Valdani thread too. So many beautiful colors. I am working on block 5. Have fun!

Leanne said...

Great bag ... 2 bags in 1 week...well done. I like the primitive garden quilt I have seen in out there in blog land and admired it....I will be looking forward to seeing yours.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Lorraine! Great bags and great to have finishes! I'm always tickled if I can start and finish something in the same day. Your new wool project is gorgeous. I've had my eye on it for quite sometime but just simply can't spend money on that. I too, LOVE those Valdani threads. They are awesome for punch needle.

Kris said...

Ilove that black and white bag! Good luck with the baking. When we first moved here this house didn't have an oven. After a couple of ovenless months we all went crazy when our new oven arrived. It was a bakefest!!! Yummmm...

Connie W said...

Love that little box full of threads, oh my, how pretty they look.

Lenora said...

Love both the bags! You must be so pleased with them. Also love the threads, cant wait to see them stitched up.

Granny Lyn said...

oh, how I envy you to start and finish the same project, in only ONE DAY!!! my hats off to you!!

I love the bag! it is absolutely adorable!!

Doris said...

Great bag Lorraine! Love the B&W fabrics!

Kim said...

Great bag! I think I have that fabric too! And the Primitive Garden? I've been looking at that kit and pattern FOREVER! Love it!

Carol said...

Lorraine, I love your Princess Bag! Really cute.

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous bag. I like your colourway better than the one in the magazine. Love those dots!
The baby bag is just too cute!

Janellybelly said...

Stunning Bag, it's on my to do list :)
Blessings
Janelle xx