Monday, May 14

What's hanging on the deck railing?

It's the Mother's Day gift that I made for myself........a wooly totebag!
The sun makes the black wool look a bit faded and the red and black houndstooth wool blend is much more vibrant than it looks in the photo. I have wanted to use that fabric in a project and one of the members of my Seasons BOM group sent me a pattern that just said........."make this totebag and use that red and black houndstooth fabric!" So I did! The pattern is from Indygo Junction and is by Cathy Pendleton.  I added an extra pocket in the front but otherwise the bag is pretty similar to the pattern design.  I found it here if you are interested in the project.
I spent a little bit of time sewing on this the past four days. Did it leisurely. Well, almost. I got pretty focused on it yesterday afternoon because I was anxious to finish it. I get to a certain point on a project and I want it done so I can see the finished result. :-) 
This past week has been busy with a birthday party for grandson, Jacob. That's him in the photo above as he's reading his cards. Money or gift cards are great gifts for a 13 year old. Just sayin'. And this "Cupcake" birthday cake was made by his Aunt Mandy..........


We all enjoyed celebrating at Pizza Ranch and all I could think is...........wasn't it just the other day that I posted that picture of him when he was a baby? Oh, how time flies.
The week flew by and on Saturday, Jacob came over along with mom, Collette and then son Devlin and we all went to the Henderson Roadhaus for a Mother's Day dinner on Saturday night. Was good to get together. It's been a long time since I've seen both my kids on Mother's Day weekend. They live near, sort of, but work schedules and stuff often make it difficult to get together.


Collette brought me a little gift from our favorite shop........The Dollar Tree. It's rooster themed towels, potholders and oven mitt. We have so much fun finding things at Dollar Tree. I hope they never go out of business. LOL!

That's all for now. I've been busy reading and sewing on crazy quilting projects. More on that in a couple of days, plus some things I was going to post last week and never quite got to...........
Have a good Monday!
Sandi

P.S. Couldn't figure out why my post wasn't up this morning. Well, if I had set the time correctly, it might have posted at the right time. LOL!  Oh, well, all fixed now. :-)

8 comments:

Christine M said...

Your bag is gorgeous Sandi. I love the fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

That bag is FABULOUS.

Rosa said...

The bag is fantastic!.

Beth said...

That bag looks great! I love the wool. I might have to make this one.
Glad you had a chance to see the family on Mother's Day. Love your favorite store! I love that place too.

Denise :) said...

You did a terrific job with that bag -- very sweet! And it looks like you enjoyed a fun day of celebrating!! :)

Nanette Merrill said...

I love the bag. It is nice to see you had a good time with Jacob.

ultimausa said...

Conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable...I mean your bag and looks so lovely gift on the mother's day!!!

Jacquelynne said...

What a great bag! I think you should open up an Etsy shop and make a bunch to sell (you know, your SPARE time!)I know I would buy one!

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