My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, April 15, 2013

This week's news...

A couple of little things to show you this week - and some news to share.......
I mentioned in another post that I am making a few sewing room essentials as a project of the month club for my Favourite Quilt Shop. April's projects were these are two little scissor holders and fobs.


And I have just finished the bag below, as well. I based it on this pattern by Sew Prim Khris. (I also made another one a few years ago, shown here).
I have made my new one a bit taller and appliquéd on the outer pockets. Once again I used Matilda's Own Bag batting, I love the soft firmness this gives. I also put a little cotton batting behind the pockets... no it doesn't make it too boofy - it's got quite a nice feeling body.
You can see I have used Anni Downs' cat from her Simple Pleasures book again; he is such a cutie and I like an excuse to use him from time to time.
On one side the cat has a suitcase...
...and on the other side he has a sewing machine.
Now, you will be thinking two things..... why does the cat have a suitcase and a sewing machine, plus, what is the news to share I talked about at the beginning of this post....?
Well, this bag is hopping on a plane with me in a few days and winging it's way to the USA. It's going to accompany me to my brother's place for a visit and then to Paducah for Quilt week!!!! It's keeping the materials I need for the classes that I am taking nice and safe. Woohoo!!! Lucky little bag isn't it.... and the cat isn't the only one getting excited!!
If any of you are out and about and JUST HAPPEN to see my bag - please take the time to say Hello - I would love to meet you!!
So the next day will see me focussing on getting everything else packed (why is it that my sewing things always get packed first?!) and getting to the plane on time.
Have a great week everyone - I know I will :-)
Happy stitching,

19 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness...you are off to Paducah? What a dream come true that must be! Your traveling companions will look very nice as you stroll along looking at quilts and making them. Have a wonderful time!

Susan said...

How exciting. Have a fantastic time.

Lakegaldonna said...

Hi Raewyn

Whoo hoo going to Paducah! How absolutely fabulous for you. I have never been there but it's on my list. I wish your visit was closer to me, then you could stop over for a few days of R and R on Lake Michigan.

I have just returned from my Dear Jane quilt retreat last night. It was a wonderful four days of quilty fun with 75 super talented and skilled people. It's always inspiring.

Safe travels and hope the weather is good for you. It's been cold and rainy most of last week. We are looking forward to warmer weather.

Sue Daurio said...

The kitty is just way to cute. And his first trip coming up, how exciting for both of you :) Some day I want to go, but until then I'll just have to go vicariously through you. Can wait to see the updates :)

shez said...

have a good trip Raewyn and i love that bag.xx

Janet O. said...

All of your little creations are wonderful, but I really love the kitty! So fun. : )
Wow, you are really traveling, aren't you? What a great trip that will be. Look forward to hearing about it when you get home. Travel safely and enjoy!

Shirley said...

It is a funny thing Raewyn that the things of my to do list it is the sewing ones that get crossed off and at the end of the week the housework jobs are still there waiting!! Have a great trip to see your family and I shall look forward to hearing all about your adventures in due course. Love the bag.

Marls said...

Gorgeous bag and I hope you get spottéd'with it. Have a fantastic trip and visit to your family.

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn - Oh thats wonderful news - how exciting for you & the kitty both!!! I love all the projects you have made this post & wish you the most fabulous trip to the U.S.A. I am sure you will be in "heaven" at the quilt show:-) Hugs, Julie

marina said...

love your scissor keepers and new bag.
Have a wonderful trip and remember lots of pic for show and tell when you return!

Fiona said...

love the bag and it is a great way to identify yourself in a crowd... have a wonderful trip...
Hugz

Joanne said...

Woohoo is so right!!!!

Sharon said...

Your projects are are great. The kitty is so cute. Have a great flight and safe travels. Paducah is the best.

Sheila said...

Enjoy your trip to Paducah , how exciting , hope you have lots of fun and meet some people along the way . Your bag is adorable !

Suz said...

The cat on your header always makes me smile... if I was a cat, I'd like to look just like that :0) and I know emerald is the colour of the year, but I didn't expect to be so green with ENVY! Enjoy your trip away and we shall wait for wonderful photos and stories when you return.

Tatkis said...

Lovely scissors cases and fobs, and your cat bag is sooooo cute! I love all Whimsicals fabrics!

Good luck and have fun in USA!

Hugs,
Tatyana

MandaBurms said...

Have a fantastic time!!

ms lottie said...

Oh jealous, jealous, jealous! Have a fantastic time and spare a little thought now and then for us back here! You better take lots of pictures ;)

Charlie and Wendy said...

How exciting!! I hope you had/have a fantastic time. I love your bag and your other makes too.