Saturday, May 2, 2009

Garden, bags and UFO

Holy Cow!....it's been over a week since my last post. Where did the week go??? I've been cleaning up the garden, visiting the nursery and contemplating how I'm going to reorganize my sewing room. Since the sewing room is too big of a MESS to conquer in one day, I then decided gardening was much more manageable....I'll just keep procrastinating for a few more days. It's too sunny to be inside anyway....I'll have to get busy in my sewing room on the next raining day. Darlene has done a fantastic job in her room.
I promised my daughter a pretty bag she can take her lunch to work in. Here's what a came up with after looking through many patterns. This one was easy...YES....I like easy. I still need to put the plastic lining inside. She requested the plastic, it's the stuff used for table cloths, I picked the light weight plastic which won't be too stiff inside. I think she'll like it, her birthday is on Monday, I'll give it to her then.
I found this little cutie in my UFO pile. I only needed to add the outer x-stitch border and it was done. I have no idea why I didn't finish it, when I was so close to being done.

Happy Stitching.

27 comments:

Stitch-n-quilt said...

very cute bag. Maybe you can keep making more. Nice choice of fabric

nicolette said...

Lovely colourful bag!! Your daughter will happily use it!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh lovley tulips and a delightful bag - how nice to have it plastic lined. I might add some lining to the one I carry my lunch in.

Nice x-stitch - isn't it funny how we get stuck and almost done and then leave off working on it. Looking forward to seeing it done.

We are getting wind and a thread of rain down here today - so I'm guessing you will be getting some soon too - sorry. At least you can stay indoors and play if it rains.

Carrie ~ said...

Love your tulips, isn't it so nice to have flowers blooming!

Your daughter will be delighted in her new lunch bag, much more chic than a pail....lol...

Love your xstitch, its whimsy is so fun...How will you use it?

Carol said...

Great finish! Your bag is just wonderful...your daughter will love it...and those tulips are gorgeous...gosh I wish they would grow here.

Quilt Hollow said...

Good Job Wendy! You had a treasure in that UFO pile. I don't know that I want to spend much time in the garden. Just the other day DH accidentally caught a little green garden snake with the weed whacker and then I found a big black snake! Good thing he was fast and more scared of me. EEK!

Libby said...

What a fun lunchbag . . . . all her colleagues are going to want one, too *s*

Karen said...

My solution to cleaning up the sewing room was to do it with a friend. Made it a pleasant job!

Janet said...

I love the fabric you used for the lunch bag. Finish that cross stitch, it's lovely. Thanks for the colour today!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous tulips - gorgeous bag - you sure haven't been wasting time!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Tracy said...

Wow! Adorable bag - and the stitchery is incredible!! Will it be framed, or turned into something else? Great job!!

Lynn said...

Very nice bag - love the fabric you used. Yes - it is cleaning time here in my sewing room too. And yes - I am procrastinating on that. I'm almost to the point where I can't do anything in there.

Needled Mom said...

That will make for a wonderful birthday gift. I like the idea of plastic.

The stitchery is lovely. What are your plans for it? Isn't it funny how we burn out on something when we are so close to finishing it?

Julia said...

Your tulips are so very pretty! Mine are just starting to show buds! Yea!!
I love tulips!

I love the fabric for the bag, way cute! Pretty spiffy lunch box! :~)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your tulips! mine has just sprouted out of the ground.

I really like your Quilt Bricks quilt
and I think the floral border is better than a busy piano key border.

Easy way of making bags is definitely
the way to go! and your DD will love it, of course!

Glad to hear and see that your energy has returned :^)

Shirleymac said...

Great lunch bag. I love the nice bright colours. I never would have thought to put plastic inside... you're so clever. Happy B'Day to your daughter.

Your tulips are beautiful. Mine fizzled :0( I planted a whole bunch of bulbs and 2 bloomed. Lousy winter this year.

Pam said...

I did the same last week - with the nice weather I was out in the garden weeding... getting ready for your visit -LOL. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to email and yet how hard --LOL Lord know what I am doing since I don't seem to accomplish anything!

Talk to you soon!!

Sharon said...

Dont even talk to me about cleaning a sewing room. lolol How about a whole house???
I love the new bag and the stitchery.

Carrie P. said...

Love your cross stitch. It would look great on the side of a bag. The lunch bag is very cute. Love the fabric.

Carole said...

Cute lunch bag! Glad you decided to finish the cross stitch. It's sweet! Enjoy the nice weather! Cheers!

Judy said...

Very cute bag!! You probably laid the stitchery aside to do something and totally forgot it was there! But a great find!

Karen said...

Beautiful tulips Wendy and the bag is so pretty.

Candace said...

Ohhhh I have to make one of those, Wendy! My REI lunch bag is so akward to carry - I only use it because of the plastic lining for my freezer pack!
Cute stitchery - are you going to frame it?
Cheers!

Kaaren said...

The lunch bag is fantastic. I just love the fabric!

Your stitchery piece is to die for! I've never done one but I'd sure like to give it a try. I love the vintage look.

Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

The lunch bag is terrific - I'll bet your DD loves it.

Love, love, love your stitchery project.

((HUGS))

My Perspective said...

Talk about 'stylin' your daughter will be such a hit with her lunch bag! Love, Love, LOVE it :D

Christine said...

Beautifu x-stitch. Looks very vintagey.