Monday, June 9, 2008

Grad Week and Sample Bag

My oldest daughter graduated from University last week. She's worked so hard to get her degree in Political Science as well as a degree in History. It is a joyous moment to watch her receive such a big accomplishment. I'm so proud of how she has stuck through all the difficult papers to write, tests and insanely early mornings and through all this she has manged to hold down a job as well. She decided to take the final year off work to focus and get University finally behind her. I wish her the best for all her future journeys yet to come.

This was the quickest bag I've ever made (it's bigger than it looks in the picture) I was looking at this fabric at the Quilted Bear and wondering what could I make. This fabric really isn't my style but maybe my daughter would like funky designs. Looking at the picture, I'm very surprised at how good it turned out....Hmmm maybe I'll have to make one for me. It's a reversible bag so the inside could be completely different to suit your mood. The picture with the dark fabric on the bottom is intended to be the outside and the lighter blue bag is the inside. For now this will be a sample at the shop and later I'll give it to my daughter.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I hope the weekend was a good one.

22 comments:

Darlene said...

Congratulations to your daughter - wonderful accomplishment!

Cute bag!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Bag! And congratulations to your daughter -- I'll bet she's glad to have that accomplishment under her belt!

Knot Garden said...

That looks like a good bag pattern. Both sides are really nice. Congratulations to your daughter. Lovely photo as well - you must be very proud.

Lynn said...

Congratulations. We've got a high school graduation this week. It's wonderful seeing your children accomplish their dreams. Love the bag. It doesn't look easy - especially reversible.

Libby said...

Congrats to the new grad . . . how exciting to be on her way in the world!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Congrats Wendy to your daughter. What a relief I bet it is for her. I bet you and hubby were very proud of her acomplishments. Great bag and I bet she'd be happy to take it off your hands once the store is done using it.

Hugs - Karen

Laila said...

Congrats with your daugther. The bag are just great ;-)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Congratulations to your daughter... what an accomplishment! Best of luck with future endeavors :o)

KSedlak said...

Congratulations to your daughter. What a wonderful accomplishment for her. I wish her the best in her next chapter of life.

The bag is darling. You always do such a beautiful job.

Enjoy your week and I'll see you next Tuesday.

Screen Door said...

Huge Congratulations!!!what are her plans now? what an awesome field. Love the bag... really versatile...

Stacy said...

The bag looks great. Perfect for outings where you need a little more room, and for shopping. I can't decide which color way I like best, different moods like you said.
I LOVE your box in a box quilt. That blur really pulls it all together. Beautiful job.
Congrats to your girl. That is a great accomplishment! Have a great week. Love Stacy

Ginger Patches said...

Congratulations to your daughter!! I love the bag...really love that it's reversible!!

Guðrún said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter, you must have been a proud mother when she graduated. The bag is great.

Wendy K said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter for graduating, I know you'll have been with her every step of the way, that's what Mums do! Your bag is sooo cute, bet it would look lovely in homespun fabrics too!

Kim said...

Wendy, please congratulate your daughter for me. This is a huge accomplishment for her. Yea!!!

Nice bag you made. :)

FabricMom said...

Congrats on the recent graduation. The bag looks cute.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Congratulations to your DD... I have a whole new appreciation for school, after going! :O)....

Nice bag girly!

swooze said...

Congrats to your daughter. What is the bag pattern name please?

Jackie said...

Congratulations to your daughter!! You should be proud as should she.

This bag is terrific! I have made it too. I have the pattern and it is called the Schlep bag. Is that the same pattern as yours? The thing I like most about this bag, besides it being reversible, is that you can fold it, squish it, and crumble it in your luggage and then you have an extra bag on vacation!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh congrats to your daughter! What a wonderful accomplishment. And very cute bag!

Knot Garden said...

I've tagged you - details on my blog :)
Caroline

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats to your daughter!!!! Great job!!!