Wednesday, July 05, 2006
THE BAG LADY IS AT IT AGAIN
I thought I would show you progress on a Crazy patch block I have been working on.
It is nearly finished.....just one or two bits and pieces to attach. I am planning on making it into a tote bag for myself, the sort of bag you take out when you want a bit of colour and excitement in your life, or when you want to be noticed.
Mind you there was a time when I did not want to be noticed, at least not unless it was for the right things. Nowadays, I just don't care. That is one of the nice compensations for getting older...it just doesn't matter what people think any more!
What is the first thing you see when you look at the first picture? I bet it is the sunglasses. Actually they are a little plastic brooch. A friend has pleaded with me not to leave them on the block. They are a bit out of character with the rest of the embellishments and I have considered replacing them with an old-fashioned brooch that reads "MOTHER".
On the other hand, if the sunglasses say "Hey, look at me!" then perhaps they should stay."
After all, life should be fun, as long as it is not at someone else's expense.
I realise the bag is in a similar colour palette to many of my recent projects, because I keep taking my fabric scraps from the same pile. Perhaps it is time I did a big "tidy and sort" of some of my fabric stash, and start a new pile of fabrics for inspiration. I have a couple of bags and baskets of stuff I have not been through for a year or two. It gets harder to kneel down on the floor and pull it all out nowadays. Hope no creepy crawlies or other nasties have been making their nests in it.