Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sewing . . . AND . . . Gardening



I have a new pattern - - I have some new fabric - - 
I am making myself a new SPRING bag
Of course that was not on the list of unfinished projects!  In usual Sewing Mania style, I have started a NEW project.  The unfinished ones stress me out too much.  Much more fun to start a new one.  I'm hoping to finish it today.
This is the beautiful result of all those lovely bud shots I have been taking of the blue cornflower.

P.S. I finished the bag this afternoon and have already transferred all my sh_ _ and it has been out in the world.  Glad I've done some sewing and time to put my Winter bag away.  Week 5 of 11 here we come, and a little rain for my garden tonight.

26 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It's just not fair that you are getting Spring and cornflowers and we are getting cold, dark Autumn/Winter and hail and frosts! Humph!

Locket xxx

P.S. Dot is convinced that months like June, July and August "sound" summery, whereas ones like November, December and January sound cold and wintery - I've tried to explain that you wouldn't think so in Australia!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The colour of your cornflower is magnificent!!! The fabric for yoru new bag looks great - you have been busy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Bernadette said...

Annie that fabric looks gorgeous, what is it? I can so relate to the UFO's stressing you out as you know. That's my solution, start something new!!

our shabby cottage said...

Love the new fabric and, of course, I would have to agree with the new projects being so much more fun than UFO's!!! The colour of the cornflower is beautiful.

Guðrún said...

A spring bag in the middle of the winter *LOL* You will have to show us when you finish it.

Linda said...

I was supposed to visit my cornflowers today. I have a bud shot that my husband took, but haven't seen the flower out. We have a holiday Tuesday, maybe I will see them then.

So pretty.

KatieDid said...

Well, Annie I am very pleased that you found your way back to your sewing room, but spring in the grden is so tempting after being stuck inside all winter!

wonderwoman said...

that is just gorgeous fabric and i love the bag pattern . flower pics are gorgeous and am well envious as its horrible over here!!

xx

Jenny said...

Am loving your new spring bag-glad all your S###88??!!!Fit in it!!!Bag things just seem to multiply don't they-but we NEED so much "stuff"!! Your cornflower is gorgeous-mine are nearly out but the roses are FULLY in bloom-don't you just love spring! Have a great week:)

Bloom said...

Sewing AND gardening, can life get any better?! Love the new bag, the fabric is divine. And the cornflower shot is beautiful. We're counting down the weeks here too. Bring on those summer holidays!

Robyn said...

Very pretty - it's always more fun to start something new than finish the old. Good on you for finishing it today.

Michelle said...

love the colour of cornflowers...just love blue i think...
great bag thou and a really handy size...

Melanie said...

Beautiful colours! Eau de nil with pink is so Spring like. Your seams are immaculatel;y straight too. Lovely! Well done!

Jodie said...

Annie, You have taken over the world of bags - Can't wait for show and tell this morning.
Week 5 here I come!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the bag............very nice....

Rachelmp said...

Beautiful bag Annie! I am soooo keen to get a few UFO's finished off. I've got plans for Ballarat Cup day with no kids at home to do it...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the new bag!! Very cute.

edward and lilly said...

Lovely bag, I know exactly what you mean about unfinished sewing projects!

Cathy said...

looks great Annie - I have made that bag heaps - it's great - fits all your crap in it! I am making the Betty Shopper at the moment! Now that is one big bag.

Love your pics as always!

picciolo said...

what a gorgeous bag, I've just got my winter one out! And cornflowers are one of my favourite flowers, this one is so pretty!
: )

Catherine said...

You sound like me...6 weeks left, but who is counting? US of course. Do you have the dreaded R things to do??
Love your bag, and did you know I have the same machine as you...I love my little Janome!
Only 4 days left of this week! Cathy

Guðrún said...

It is beautiful.

Needle and Thread said...

Thanks for sharing your sewing and gardening pics. I love your bag!

Also thank you for stopping by at my blog.

Millie

Stina said...

Annie... this is the most wonderful bag I have seen...the fabrics is absolutly divine...a perfect match...love it... and I have been sitting here and Ohhhh an Ahhhh at your ALWAYS so wonderful pictures of flowers... gorgeous!! :o)

Leanne said...

Don't you just love that finished feeling....and transferring into a new bags is equally great.

Chocolate Cat said...

What a lovely spring bag, shame we're back to almost winter weather again!!!