Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just Another Day

Ok, after much deliberation (procrastination) I finally had to dig in to do something with 'the bag'. I avoided it as long as I could - but this was a commission work - it had to be finished. Normally, it would have gotten thrown in the 'to be discontinued' stack for a garage sale (or worse). Just to remind you all, here is the bag as first presented.

Now, it's important to remember that she saw it at this point and loved it all except the handle (which I didn't like either but didn't know what else to do with it). So with lots of deliberation and advice from my blogging friends - here is the finished product to be delivered to her tomorrow.

Much better but this will never make my list of favorites. I fought it from day one. I should have stopped and regrouped but wanted to use this fabric (and of course this was the last I had). We'll see what she has to say tomorrow.

Tomorrow the quilting frame comes out of storage to sandwich and stretch the queen sized quilt that will go on our bed. I'm thinking I will hand quilt the borders and tie the inside. I only need about 150 chocolate buttons (cheap). This is only a small portion showing the corner of the borders. (I can just see the quilting police turning up their noses - but I am not a traditional quilter or anything else for that matter.)

I have decided to use my disappearing nine patch table topper as my 'first' free motion quilting project. I'm not sure if I'm quite ready but if I don't jump in the water, I'll never learn to swim. Speaking of which, I'm ready for summer and the pool.

Big T and I went to see Celtic Woman in concert on Sunday. It was our Christmas gift from both daughters and families. What a great Christmas gift. If you haven't had a chance to hear them, make the opportunity if possible. When it was over, I called our two daughters to say thank you and wish them a Merry Christmas (it was our Christmas present, remember). The daughter in California was out and I left a rather lengthy descriptive message of motherly appreciation and ended it with "Merry Christmas" from Mom and Dad. Then turned to Big T and said that wasn't D#2's voice mail message, they must have changed it. Following a strange look from him, I rechecked Caller ID and found it was one number off. So somewhere in San Diego is someone trying to figure out this weird Christmas message from some crazy lady.

Hugs - Marie


  1. that is funny about your message that you left.
    I do like the new handle and I think the lady will too.

  2. I think the bag handles are much better for what it will be used for. I'm sure she will like it better too. I can't wait to see your non-traditional quilt finished. If beauty and art was all traditional, it would be kind of boring. That's hilarious about the message! I received a text message from a stranger that said, "hey babe, wanna hook up tonight". It took all I had not to reply!!

  3. LOL! You made my otherwise drab morning! LOL.

    I like the new set on the bag. Very nice and a great save.


  4. I really like that bag, especially the fabric! As for the quilting police, why let them in the bedroom to see your quilt?1? LOL If it makes you happy, that's all that matters! Looking forward to seeing your free motion machine quilting project.

  5. The purple handles are wonderful!!! Definitely better. Do we get to see the finished quilt?


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