Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Come blog-hop with me for giveaways galore, and a finish to share

Tomorrow the Giving Thanks Blog Hop, hosted by Michele over at Quilting Gallery will begin  and I’m excited!  I will be participating and so are many more bloggers all around the world, after all, there’s much to be thankful for, wherever you are!!!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

The list of bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party will be made available Thursday late afternoon on November 21st, 2013 (Eastern time). Come back tomorrow and click on the banner on the top of my sidebar then to start hopping and entering the give-aways from your fellow quilters.

I can’t give too much more away, suffice to say I am giving away a………………….shhhhhhh……oops,  can’t tell till tomorrow~!!!!!

So make sure you come back then to find out some more!!!!

pink linrd

In the meantime, I’ve been working on finishing my stable bag that I began on the weekend and I’m glad to say, it’s done!

002 (Medium)

I had fun playing around with the decorative stitches on my machine to quilt the panels…..

003 (Medium)

practiced some piping, and even learnt how to cover cord for the handles….

004 (Medium)

There’s plenty of room in there with two big pockets, and the dowelling that’s hidden inside the white ‘loops’ really gives the bag some structure.

005 (Medium)

I’m loving the ‘pretty in pink’ handles and I’ve made them even stronger by adding a bit of grosgrain to the underside……

006 (Medium)

See what I mean by I’m lovin’ it!?!??? 

007 (Medium)

I was surprised at how quickly this came together…..and no, unfortunately I don’t have the pattern…..this was a workshop that was a ‘show and tell, show and do’ kinda one!  Perhaps I should try to convince the lady who shared it with me to write a pattern!!!!!!  After all, it was super easy and pretty fast to put together….. about a day in total.  I’m sure I’m going to have to make a few in different colours, and even a small one as a mug bag for guild meetings!!!

Hope you’ve been getting some stitching done too….and remember to check in with me tomorrow for my giveaway in the blog hop party!

Sugary hugs xox :o)

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20 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your bag looks gorgeous, Wendy. I made one of these some years ago, also without a pattern, but someone working it out from one she had bought. At that time there didnt seem to be a pattern about, but then we did find one. It is a great bag to use - one you will be able to open up and find what is hidden in there. :)
Hugs.xxx

Jeanette said...

The pattern has been out many years. I bought mine about 8 years ago. Your bag looks great. www.quiltedkimono.com has it. Hugs, xx

Sue B said...

Such a pretty bag, love it.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

great project Wendy!

Edi said...

Love your bag, Wendy. It's fun to be able to start and finish a project in roughly one sitting.

Love and hugs.

Lin said...

I'm lovin it too Wendy! Great bag and a great finish. I will be back tomorrow. xx

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Sweet bag. I can't wait for the giveaway surprise. Thanks for hosting. I've added your giveaway to my weekly link up.

desertskyquilts said...

Very nice bag - love that green. =)

Dianne Nanney said...

the color combo is my favorite:) thank you for participating in the giveaway!

Rosa said...

Your bag is absolutely beautiful.Love your fabrics combo!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hello Wendy....love the bag and nothing like a surprise....

Needled Mom said...

I love those colors!!

Natasha Patton said...

Bag is interesting and fabrics are lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

What a great bag! Thanks for sharing

Barbmo said...

Lovely work
Thanks for participating!!
Barbmo

Judi Duncan said...

great sense of humor!!!!

susan said...

so funny...the giveaway is a secret, LOL thanks for the chance

MoeWest said...

Your bag looks great but I don't see a post for the secret giveaway!

Cindy Herndon said...

Your bag is great! I would like to learn how to make that one. Your piping is superb.

Tami C said...

Your my stable bag is really very pretty. I'd love to know if the lady who shared it with you decides to write a pattern, I would love to get it as well! I've been busy sewing some shopping bags from some Christmas fabric. I'll use them to wrap presents then use them for shopping afterwards! Thanks for the chance to win!