Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New Bag

I'm finding it really difficult to keep myself in check this week with Mum being in hospital.  I so much want to be there with her but her stay looks like being protracted and I can't really do much to help at the moment.  She is being well cared for and I know that if I go at this stage my chronic fatigue will cause me problems and I will not be much use to her when she comes out.  It is very tough to deal with.  So, my way of dealing with the emotional turmoil is to keep creating.

Tomorrow Wendy (of Emmeline's Place blog) is taking me to the Fashion Embroidery and Stitch Show at the NEC so yesterday I decided I needed a new bag to take with me, as you do!  The result is shown above.  I have used the freezer dyed fabric I dyed recently and some of the fabrics I printed at the Ruth Issett workshop.

I am really pleased with the way the bag has gone together and most of blocks have butted up beautifully in line.  My Mum, who is a stickler for having things line up, will be very pleased when she sees it!  The bag has a very lightweight batting and I have lined it with a pre-loved, embroidered table cloth.

Of course, now I have to find a few things to put in it at the Show tomorrow!  (I've spoken to Mum today and she is waiting patiently and is as comfortable as she can be).


PeggyR said...

I'm sorry about your mom and know it's hard on you. Great bag!

maggi said...

Gorgeous bag Julie, hope you find lots of things to fill it with.
Sorry about your mother, I know what it's like being such a distance away.

Marlis said...

i'm sorry to hear about your mom (i haven't been reading blogs for more than a week). wishing her a speedy recovery.
great bag julie! enjoy the trip tomorrow.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a gorgeous bag Julie, your fabrics are divine.

Genie said...

Hi Julie,
have a great day out, Hope all goes well for your mum.
Love the bag
Hugs Jean xx

Heather said...

Glad your Mum is comfortable Julie. I love your bag and am sure you will be able to fill it at the show! It's a good job you didn't make it too small!!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi, just adore your bag and I am sure you will find lots to fill it up tomorrow enjoy your day ju x

Dot said...

Dear Julie
I am very sorry to hear about your mum. It must be very hard for you. Will keep her in my prayers. Very glad that you continue to create art (it is such wonderful therapy isn't it?). Love, love your latest bag!
Much love from me and the kitties.
Dot xx
P.S I agree with Ro - your fabrics are gorgeous!

sweetypie said...

please give your mum my very best wishes and I am green with envy I wanted to go to that shows but couldnt find anyone to go with you have a really nice day and dont get too tired

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Great bag and I hope you find lots of lovely bits to go in your bag at the show. I am hoping to go there on Sunday.
Wishing your mum a speedy escape from hospital.

Jackie said...

I must thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave comments even when I didn't get round to reading any blogs and didn't know your Mum was ill. I really hope she improves soon. In the meantime you are doing some wonderful creating.

sharon young said...

Great bag, Julie, really happy and sunny fabrics. Have a great day tomorrow and try not to worry too much about your Mum, sounds like she's in good hands.

silverpebble said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mum Julie. I do hope she recovers as soon as possible.

Your bag is vibrant and spring-like and looking at it as real treat!


What a fabulous bag! Of course you will need to fill it with goodies .. just to test how much you can get in it of course!

Hope your Mum continues to mend and that you can get to see her very soon

Have a lovely weekend
Carolyn ♥

Emma said...

You're doing some wonderful things,despite the frustration of your Mum being unwell, but it sounds as tho she's heading in the right direction.

Hope you had a fabulous day at the NEC & filled your bag to the brim!

JP said...

love the bag Julie - hope you enjoyed your day