Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Work in Progress Friday & more...

Finally, my Friday post! This is the bag I've been working on. Progress has really come to a standstill, and I am trying to decide whether to add some pom pom trim or rick rack. Vicki of Turkey Feathers has a picture of the cutest Japanese bag with rick rack trim, which I would love to try using some time.
I think since the bag fabric has a cream background, I will end up using the off-white pom pom trim...

And please note the mess I have going on my sewing table... I do not feel deserving of your lovely comments on my 'corners of my home' posts. Truly, I am not that organized and my home is far from perfect. I have thought of posting a 'Messy Corners of my Home' version! :)

On Friday I stopped at the quilt shop again as they were having another of their 30% off days. I only picked up two fabrics ~ the top is a Denise Schmidt Flea Market print and the bottom is Harvest Spice by Nancy Davis Murty.

I also stopped at a few yard sales. I'm not sure why I bought this large shortening tin except I loved the color and it was only a dollar. Now I have to come up with some creative purpose for it!

The two bowls below are Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose pattern and were only a dollar also...


I thought these two little frames were cute and especially loved the color which is very similar to the tin above...

I am now off to take care of the blueberries and zucchini I picked last night. It was so hot yesterday that I couldn't bear to go out in the garden til after dinner and a swim to cool off. Today is supposed to be even hotter ~ 90's and high humidity ~ and I am sure there are many areas with even higher temps.

I hope to get lots of my work done this morning and spend the afternoon by the pool with a nice cold drink.

Stay cool everyone!

16 comments:

  1. Dear Deb, I wish you could visit me. It is 60 outside right now. Love the shorting bin. You could use it for a tons of things. You can never have too many bins. by the way one can not be creative with out making a mess !!
    Have a great day Clarice

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  2. Worth the wait! I don't know where to start. I'm sure how ever you finish the bag, it will be gorgeous. I do like the poms poms..kind of fun with the serious rose fabric. (then again, the rick rack would be too...am I helping yet? lol)

    That, my friend, is not a mess. I did see a post on a blog by one woman whose husband told her that he was going to start a new group called "the other corners of my home" LOL

    Love all your finds. I've never seen a shortening can like that. It's great and I can't wait to see how you use it. You really scored on that yard sale. :)

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  3. Anonymous10:18 AM

    I can't wait to see how the bag turns out! I love the big tin -- I've been looking for one similar to it to keep my powdered laundry detergent in.
    ~Jody

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  4. Oh my gosh, I've got to get to some yard sales like you go to--you get great stuff!!!!

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  5. I love the little round picture frames. You find the most darling things at yard sales & such!

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  6. Such lovely bowls you found at the yardsale! Just adorable. :) And I think the rose fabric at your bag are so lovely. And it will look great with the poms poms on it. So sweet!

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  7. I am loving that flea market print. Looks good with the other print!

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  8. Well done, great shopping.I really like those frames and the bag you are making looks great.

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  9. Great finds once again! I especially like the frames you found.
    You could overdye the rick rack if you really want to use it on your bag. Either will look nice.
    I am so laughing at your "mess". You would be horrified to see the messes I make when I'm crafting!

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  10. I have a similar tin that I found at a garage sale. I kept my bird seed in it on the front porch until I got my chickens a few weeks ago. Now the laying mash for my girls is in it!

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  11. I love the blue colours of the bin and the frames! You always manage to find great things.

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  12. I have a similar tin that I found at a garage sale. I kept my bird seed in it on the front porch until I got my chickens a few weeks ago. Now the laying mash for my girls is in it!

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  13. Such lovely bowls you found at the yardsale! Just adorable. :) And I think the rose fabric at your bag are so lovely. And it will look great with the poms poms on it. So sweet!

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  14. I love the little round picture frames. You find the most darling things at yard sales & such!

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  15. Dear Deb, I wish you could visit me. It is 60 outside right now. Love the shorting bin. You could use it for a tons of things. You can never have too many bins. by the way one can not be creative with out making a mess !!
    Have a great day Clarice

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  16. Worth the wait! I don't know where to start. I'm sure how ever you finish the bag, it will be gorgeous. I do like the poms poms..kind of fun with the serious rose fabric. (then again, the rick rack would be too...am I helping yet? lol)

    That, my friend, is not a mess. I did see a post on a blog by one woman whose husband told her that he was going to start a new group called "the other corners of my home" LOL

    Love all your finds. I've never seen a shortening can like that. It's great and I can't wait to see how you use it. You really scored on that yard sale. :)

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