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Monday, September 12, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Hello. Happy Monday to you.

Well Spring weather has been with us over the past week, especially on the weekend. A beautiful clear blue sky blessed us on Sunday. Lots of work done out in the garden over the last week. A little sewing was done also.

"Spring Delight"
I'm happy that I have  finished the "Spring Delight" bag designed by Sally Giblin. I didn't use as many fabrics as the pattern called for. I wanted to use the green material which is quite bright and found it was a bit difficult to match colours  I also added the applique and prairie points to both sides of the bag. The pattern called for iron on pellon but I joined up some wadding I had left from the sides of the Catnip quilt. This made it a bit harder to do the cross hatching stitching and sewing the bag together. The good thing about using the wadding it makes the bag a bit stronger and protects my camera etc inside the bag.

"Everlastings."

The applique on the sides of the bag reminds me of the Everlastings that are in flower in the back yard and the green material reminds me of the crop of Barley that is growing in the paddock opposite us. A real "Spring Delight" Thank you Sally for the pattern.



I am happy to have won a some fabric from Sandy. This is some of Anni Down's fabric. Not sure how I will be using it but I do have a few ideas. Thanks Sandy.

Now I better go and make a  Birthday cake for the man of the house. Happy Birthday Ian.

I will catch up later on in the week. Tuesday I will be taking out my new bag on a outing.

Happy Monday
Bev C

21 comments:

Sue said...

Your Spring bag is gorgeous. So cherry and bright, great to use up batting off cuts too.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a great bag and the colors are perfect for Spring. Those little flowers are so sweet. Good to hear that you had some beautiful weather to enjoy being out in your garden. A Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO IAN. Hope you have a wonderful time out on the town. : )

rosie said...

Your new bag is absolutely gorgeous Bev, hope you have a lovely outing with it tomorrow!!xx

teresa said...

Happy Monday Bev... Your bag is really lovely.. Perfect for Spring too. Happy Birthday to Ian and I hope you have a great day out tomorrow xx

Terriaw said...

Yay for clear blue skies and spring weather! Love your cheerful spring bag in those wonderful colors. I'm totally drooling over those gorgeous flowers - really beautiful!

Melody said...

I absolutely love your new bag. You did a great job.

Pauline said...

Happy Birthday to Ian!

Love your spring bag, it is a real celebration of the season!

We had a bit of spring too but it's gone again now. Never mind, it will return!!

shez said...

what a lovely bag,well done bev and happy birthday Ian

Lounging with a Latte said...

Your bag is lovely, enjoy your outing with it!

Maree: said...

Pretty Bag...
cheers

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy Monday to you, Bev!!

Karen said...

The bag looks gorgeous and so do the daisies. Hasn't it been cold, but the forecast is for 25 on the weekend. Can you believe it??

Maria said...

What a beautiful Spring Bag. Enjoy your outing.
Lovely fabrics you won.
Happy Birthday to Ian.

Michelle said...

Great bag for spring...perfect colours! Enjoy your day out!

marina said...

lovely bag. Those everlasting daisies are so pretty.
the fabric you won is very pretty, will look forward to seeing it in a new project.

Celia said...

Being a bag lover I had to tell you how much I enjoyed looking at your bag.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

What a lovely fresh bag you've created. Your Everlasting Daisy is so pretty...nice to watch the Spring garden come to life.
Happy Monday Bev!
Cheers...Jane.

Sue said...

It's so funny hearing you say that spring weather is on its way when our fall is on its way here :D

I love the bag. It's very sweet!

Hope you have a great week of sewing!
Hugs,
Sue

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful bag and beautiful blooms Bev. That's a whole lot of "B's" there LOL! congrats on your win.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Have fun with your new bag tomorrow Bev...I love bags (and shoes, and chocolate, and books etc ha ha)...We were back to winter here on the weekend...Spring's a bit like that...doesn't know whether to be warm or cool!!! Have fun...Dzintra

Sharon said...

Your bag is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Ian!