Friday, September 01, 2006

WIP--Fun, Funky Bags

Question: Is it a WIP if all you've done is chosen the fabric?

I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to make bags for two of my daughters and my daughter-in-law. Here are the fabrics for Lily:
I may add a green, instead of the brown, but right now this is how it stands.

Here are the choices for Forget-me-not:

I had put the tiny pink/white dot you see from the first bag with hers, but found this bigger dot pink/light pink at Wal-mart, and the dots are the same size as the feature fabric.

Now for Violet's--she wanted black and white: I got funky black plastic handles for hers. This is going to be fun!

Finally, a photo of me and grandson Junior Asparagus, who helped me blow out the candles on my birthday cake, earlier in the week:

I can only show you this picture because my dining room table was clean! Does yours become a collection place? I have a sewing machine table upstairs, but one of the legs broke off, so I brought the machine downstairs. Add to the sewing/cutting going on, piles of schoolbooks from last year and this (okay, I never put the homeschooling stuff away over the summer, and so the old AND new organizing mess was happening--where is my Flylady??), and it needed a Grand Excavation to get ready for the family to gather on Tuesday.

I didn't get a photo of the gorgeous dozen white-with-pink-shadows roses that Rocky and Forget-me-not got me, OR the fabulous MaryKay foot-care-treats pack from Lily and family, but wanted to mention them here. My greatest gift was to see or speak with all eight of my babies and four grands. When the roses wilt, or the foot treats are gone (even tho' I will be left with soft, fragrant tootsies), I will have the memory of a treasured day with my family.


Terri said...

Dear Barbara, what a wonderful blessing to have your family around and also to be able to speak to the ones who couldn't be there!

I also wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog from mine. Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Copper's Wife said...

What a wonderful birthday you had!!!

Dani and I both agree that YES!! It does qualify as a WIP if all you've done is chosen the fabric! And the fabric choices you've made are great!!! I am SO going to learn to make bags next year. Learning quitling and how to make these fabulous bags will be my 2007 projects!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Happy birthday a bit late! You look so sweet! It's nice to put a picture with the blogger.:-) Your grandson is adorable, too(and I love the Veggie- tale names you've given them!!!).

plainandsimple said...

Hi Barbara
1. You look young...!From your picture I would've said mid 30s!
2. The funky material is lovely.
3. My special messy place is my understairs cupboard. You need a hard hat to get the vacuum cleaner out and NOT get a concussion.

G.L.H. said...

Mrs. Terri,
Thank you for your comment!

Mrs. Copper's Wife,
Bags. Just another reason to buy fabric!

Mrs. Mary Ann,
Thank you for your good wishes!

Mrs. Plain and Simple,
Wow! Mid-thirties--thanks!
Well, at least I don't get a concussion from the dining room table--just shove the stuff over to eat....

littlejennywren said...

It definitely counts as a work in progress if all you have done is buy the materials. I mean how are you ever going to start if you don't have the materials. And how are you going to start dreaming about what IT looks like if you havn't settled on the fabric. I have lots of those kinds of works in progress.

tam said...

Oh my word how I just love you more and more all the time!

You homeschool, you sew, you love vintage things, Mary Frances, you are not perfectly neat and tidy (the dining room table!!! [sometimes I feel like everyone else is!])

AND...AND you sent a special gift of FABRIC!!! Thimble people fabric no less!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you dear g.l.h., THANK YOU!

How terrifically thoughtful and sweet and kind you are!

I almost can't wait to return the kindness!

Your WIP is just fabulous all of them! Can't wait to see the finished product!