Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Fun is Back

I started a new bag last week.  I just wasn't sure the fun was back.  I thought maybe I would have to work really hard to get this bag done.  But I started the process.  Pick out the fabric.  Sometimes that is a bigger job than putting the bag together.  Now understand---with my crazy patch bags I need at least 4 and preferably 5 different fabrics that will play well together.  So I went to my Resource Center and pulled the yardage out.  Sorted pieces that would work together and I ended up with my kitchen table piled 3/4 full and at least 5" high with possibilities.  I narrowed that down to 4 piles and called my friend Vanessa who helped with the final decision of which pile to use.

 The job began.  To my surprise I started getting excited about the way it was all coming together.  It was back!!!   The Mojo!!!!!!!  The fun!!!!!!  All of it!!!  It took parts of 3 days to get the piecing done.  And 3 more days to finish the whole bag.  Only a couple hours a day (didn't want to push too hard).  So I entered this tote in a contest.  The friend who helped with the pile choice wants it when it is returned.  Are ya curious now.  Pictures might be nice about now huh.  Ok!!!!   Here it is.  Tell me what you think.


  1. It's really pretty...I lvoe the combination of pinks and greens!

  2. How hard is crazy patch Kathy? I've been tempted to try it, but thus far, haven't taken the Maybe if I could find an easy enough pattern, that uses cotton (Toby's calls for satin and other fancy fabrics that I don't like to play with!) then I'd make one....or more if I liked it....hugs Naomi

  3. Beautiful and I see you have a lot of experiensce- more good fun in the future ;)