Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Finish and Some Progress..............

The weekend is about over .....AGAIN!.....I had a quiet Mother's Day......went out for brunch this morning and then spent the rest of the day in my sewing room so that was a pretty good "gift" I thought!......the binding is on Ryley's quilt......I was going to stitch it down tonight but ran out of "steam"..LOL.....I finished the bag I started last weekend for Rhiannon......I used Leanne's pattern.......

.........Leanne has been sewing bags to take to the supermarket since plastic shopping bags have been banned here in SA.............I made this for Rhiannon to take books/folders to school..............she is home for a few weeks while she completes her prac teaching in a local primary school..............I was pleased with it....it's a very roomy and sturdy bag so should stand up to a bit of use!

I am a bit behind with blog reading..........I have been stitching at night again instead of spending time on the computer........I have finished the stitchery on the doiley I started at Inspired Stitches, and was going to put it together today but after I finished Rhi's bag I worked on a quilt that has been sitting under my sewing table in a box "patiently" waiting for me to get back to it..... Emmy's Braids is a quilt I started in a class early last year........!

The applique was ready to stitch when I decided I might like to use green instead of white as the background for the qpplique.....so I ordered some green fabric......and that was 'it' for a while.......

I then decided that I would stick with the white background.......and still it sat.......! So today I got it out and have almost finished the applique (machine buttonhole).......just a couple of flowers and hearts left and the top can be put together.......it is nice to work thru some of the UFOs....and this is a pretty quilt (or it will be soon!)

Well......Monday morning will be here soon......another busy week with a couple of weeks leave coming up at the end of it......! Looking forward to that!

'Til next time.....................Lorraine

24 comments:

Suzanne said...

Wow, you're super woman when it comes to finishing up projects this week...great job! Happy Mom's Day

KC Quilter said...

What a GORGEOUS bag! The teacher-to-be will get so much use out of it!!! Way to go.

Anne said...

Hi Loz....first of all, I want to know HOW you managed to pull yourself away from the computer. Mine keeps calling me! Love the bag and the quilt. Great job! Happy Mother's day.

Pat said...

You have been busy. I love the bag you made for Rhiannon. What fabric line is that from? It sounds like you had the perfect Mother's Day.

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your stitching time........you have been very productive........

Farmyard Crafts said...

Rhiannon's bag is beautiful... :) Hope you're enjoying having the kids home!! You don't have shopping bags in SA? Wow! I have loads of green shopping bags... but I usually forget to take them to town!!!

Nic said...

I bag you finished is gorgeous, i love the fabric you have used. The quilt i am sure will be equally gorgeous and sooooo pretty.

Leanne said...

Happy mothers day I'm glad you spent it sewing we did the usual trip to Moonta. I love the colours in Rhiannon's bag.

Sheryl said...

Lorraine, I am so pleased you pulled out 'Emmy's braids' I remember seeing that a while ago on your blog and thinking what a gorgeous quilt.... colours and design, it will be good to see it finished.
Love the bag for shopping or sewing goodies, well done on getting some sewing done.

Rest is not idleness said...

The wekend is never long enough, (we need another day), I've just caught up on all my blog reading, it takes a while. The bags look great, I must try and make some more soon, they look so much more attractive than the "green bags"
happy stitching
Pip

Nell said...

If it makes you feel better, I did the Emmy Lou's braids class with you and mine is no closer to being finished LOL. Love the bag.

Daisy Jayne said...

Wow ..what a great bag .....just love the fabric (lol) you know what I mean ?? well who had a productive day......I am jealous

Sue said...

Love Rhi bag ... think Im going to have to get one of Leanne's patterns. Well done on the finish my Inspired Stitches isnt too inspired at the moment ... I need more thread to finish my punch needles ... but have enjoyed doing it. The braids quilt looks gorgeous as well. Have a good week.
Cheers Sue

Lynda said...

Great bag - love the fabrics/colours. Also love the fabrics in Emmy's Braids - looking forward to seeing that quilt together.

Kris said...

So glad you had such a lovely mother's day! I was going to spend the day sewing, but ended up having a couple of naps instead! All good! I actually managed to finish my inspired stitches stitchery last night, but have yet to make it up. I think I NEED ricrac before I can do that. Hmm... I think I feel a trip to a patchwork shop coming on...

Anita said...

How lovely that you got to have some sewing time!
I love the bag - the colours are fantastic!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm thinking I need that pattern!!!!! Love that bag!!!!!! Love you Miss Loz!!!
Happy Mothers Day.

Stina said...

Love to see some work from your sewingroom..:o)
And they are lovely... Glad you got to spend quality time on Mothers day... Have a great week!!!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Hey Lorraine! Great to hear that you had such a lovely 'gift' of such a long time in the sewing room. The Emmy's braids quilt looks lovely. Looking forward to seeing the end result. BTW can you come over and finish my UFOs when you're done with yours????

Dawn said...

Love the colors in the bag...um um very nice...Great pattern to use.

Maree said...

Love the Bag for DD..Great choice in fabrics...am loving your Braid quilt am yet to make one of these...love the applique on it.very pretty...
cheers

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic show and share!! Always love to pop in a ya.

Cheryl said...

Boy you have been busy. I have missed checking in on you since our computer has been down. Love that bag and the quilt...wonderful! Happy belated mother's day to you!

May Kristin said...

You definately do the right thing by spending your time in the sewingroom instead of in front of the computer! You have some lovely projects there.