Monday, March 8, 2010

Lots of rain = lots of stitching!!

I went to a fabulous shop on Friday with my “Friday Ladies”. I could have spent a fortune, but I restrained myself and just bought one thing…….March 2010 043 Isn’t it cute ….March 2010 044 This will be for when Mum comes to stay, she can have her lunch or brekky on it ….. special :o).

With all the rain we’ve had I’ve been able to get loads of stitching done. I was very pleased with myself for getting Dawn’s Baseco Bag done. You can buy the PDF pattern here, it’s only $4!!!! And all the proceeds are going to a very worthy cause. Check it out :o).March 2010 062 As you can see I cheated a little and used a pair of handles that I already had, I think they suit it :o).March 2010 061Cute stitcheries …March 2010 058 A lovely big button to finish it off!!March 2010 063I used 17 charm squares for this bag, with a few more bits from my stash … so, lucky me, I qualify for Jenny’s March “Charm Challenge”!!! I’ll be filling this bag with all my stitching goodies to take to my quilting group this morning.

I also got my Sashiko tablerunner finished over the weekend. I’m trying to think of a name for it and as soon as I do there will be a giveaway. March 2010 077 Any ideas??March 2010 076Here’s the back … I used a few leftover pieces from my Sashiko bag.March 2010 081 Hope you all had a t’riffic weekend!!!

21 comments:

Fiona said...

Gorgeous stitching as usual :) I think "Dragonfly Glee" suits the runner. Have a great day stitching and keep dry !!

Tozz said...

I love what you got for your Mum to have brekkie on Joy...Lovely and she will feel special with it too. Your bag is really gawjus and I hope to have mine made very soon. I think your table runner is lovely and very bright :) Hugs Vicki

Janelle said...

Hi Joy
Your bag and runner are lovely! What about a Japanese name for your runner - 'tonbo' (dragonfly)?

Sharon said...

Oh my, Joy! Your bag is beautiful!!! I love it and the handles are just perfect. The table runner is gawjus!! Makes me wish I hadn't posted the picture of that tacky ole tote I made. But, hey, you gotta start somewhere so maybe I'll get half as good as you are at some point before I'm too old to thread the needle. Have a great weekend.
Sharon

Dawn said...

I loorve the cup you bought your darling Mum....she will be feeling very special when she comes to tea.... Love the Bag colors and the Dargonfly runner looks fabulous.. I like the Japenese name... kinda goes...
Hugs Dawn x x x

Allie said...

Joy I love what you got for your mum - that is very special! Love your bag, the handles look great, and the tablerunner is fabulous - good luck finding a name, that's so hard!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Just GAWJUS darling!!!!!! :-)

Needled Mom said...

I like your bag. The handles look great on it.

How about "Drangonflys and Doilies" for your runner? It looks wonderful.

Jeni said...

My Goodness Joy you have been so busy ......................love the cup for your mum......you will make her feel so special and that's what mum's are

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

The table runner is stunning!

Jude said...

Love your interpretation of the Baseco bag and the table runners are divine, I must do something with this style of stitching very soon.

teresa said...

Wow Joy, such a great post. Firstly I love your Baseco bag! It looks wonderful! Also I absolutely love your table runner (even the back!!). You certainly have been busy! The tea set is lovely and such a beautiful idea to have for your mum. Well done!

wonderwoman said...

i love your bag and your table runner and i bet your mum will love her cup and saucer!

xxx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The table runner is just so beautiful Joy...and the bag, love it... I must pop over and get a copy of the bag...and as for the little china set, how cute, how could you resist....

Kate said...

Hi Joy - nice to see you at the library today! Hope your printer woes get sorted out. Here's my little corner of the blogosphere - http://www.kateoz.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

Your stitching is just beautiful!! Very pretty bag and runner..so productive you are.

Kerry said...

your bag has turned out a treat, but I just think the tablerunner is just stunning. I thought of "Dragonfly Dreams" or "Simply Sashiko". Whatever the name, I would love to make it!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great projects Joy. I love the bag and the table runner!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, that was fast on your runner -- it looks great! And your new bag is very pretty too!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Loving all your sewing of late.
Love the sashiko and those dragonflies.
I like the Japanese name too.
Tonbo Dreams or
Midnight Tonbo or
Dragonfly Dreams or
Midnight Dragonflies

Bec said...

A lovely cup, saucer and plate set for your mum to use.
Lovely bag...
and your sashiko tablerunner is just fantastic! It looks like you are enjoying sashiko, easy to do and stunning result!