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Friday, July 29, 2011

"Love You" Tote and "Colourful Friday"

Hello

Today I am joining in "Colourful Friday" but first I want to share a project I have just finished. My "Love You" Tote Bag. This is from Natalie Bird's book "A Thankful Heart" which I recently purchased.


I used a fat quarter that I had and used matching Homespun on the other side. Pink Gingham was used for the lining and ties on the side. I quilted around the letters and on the other side I used my "Wavy Edge" ruler to draw some lines and quilted on these.  This bag is just the perfect size to put a magazine in,so great to take a small project if you have some waiting to do.

All throughout Natalie's book there are little sayings. On the tote bag page is this one. Enjoy.

Love
I am thankful for Love.
For Loving and being Loved.
For kisses and hugs, and gentle loving whispers.
I am thankful for the love of my family and friends, the deep abiding Love that my soulmate,
and the wonderous unconditional Love that I have for my children, my greatest blessing.


Now for "Colourful Friday" Robyn chose  the subject "Leaves". Wasn't it lucky we are in the midst of Winter otherwise my photo's might be brown. Lots of different textures and colours were found in the vegie garden. Plus I do like looking at the spider webs with all the dew drops early in the morning. Thanks Robyn for choosing a great subject to photograph this week.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

21 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

Thanks for dropping by today. I love your collage...Your vegetables are looking very verdant. I'm yet to grow anything more edible than herbs. A fun 'leaves' post! TFS.

Karen said...

I thought the challenge for this week would be right up your alley! You must have had fun in the garden. Lots of lovely leaves.
And your tote is gorgeous, too.

rosie said...

Hi Bev,
Beautiful bag... must be a lovely book.. I really enjoyed the little piece from it..

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Your leaves look lovely ... so pretty and fresh and I just love your tote.... such a clever picture too...
Hugz

shez said...

great tote and totally loved the saying,well done on your project

Farm Girl said...

Lovely bag Bev, you're so clever with the photo too ...... I'd love it if the leaves in my garden looked that healthy at the moment.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Hi Bev,
You are so creative and achieve so many finishes. I love the rose you featured in your last post.

73mw said...

Really cool photo Bev and very sweet tote bag. Your leaves look very healthy and happy and that's a lovely saying.

Tina said...

Very lovely :)

Narelle said...

Your tote bag is very sweet!
I didn't even think of leaves in the vege patch ... was thinking more of trees, shrubs etc.

Terriaw said...

What a sweet little tote! One day I will try an applique project with letters/words.

Love the leaves collage - such a great idea for inspiration. I think leaves can be so interesting to look at and watch then bud and grow and change with the season.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love the bag, and the saying. Great leaf photos...also beautiful rose in previous post. Tarcey

Robyn G. said...

Hello Bev!
Such a lovely post.
Gorgeous bag and beautiful leafy finds. So glad you enjoyed it.
Happy Colourful Friday :D xx

teresa said...

Great leaf photos Bev. Your bag is just lovely... and I really liked the way your photographed it! Nice verse from the book too.. Have a great weekend xx

Roseanne said...

Love your bag Bev and your vegetable garden look very good some very nice fresh vegs to eat lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

A very pretty bag...and I just love sayings!!! Dzintra

suzitee said...

Love your bag Bev...such pretty happy colours!

Rebecka said...

Your bag is beautiful and I love your leaves. Hope you had a great Colourful Friday!

Jenny said...

lovely tote bag Bev, and it does sound like a great book, I love things that inspire to WHILE you create!!
Hope you are keeping warm and dry and our stormy weather hasn't done any damage to that gorgeous garden of yours!!
Hugs
jen

Margaret said...

The Duchess is a beautiful rose can't say I have seen it before. It is a bit like the Pierre De Ronsard who I just found out was a 1700 sonnet writer. Love your Cathryn Baynes Laundry bag,she does lovely patterns as does Natalie.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful loving words!