Wednesday, September 24, 2008

So pretty!

I'm a bit of a bag lady these days so when Linda announced her bag and bucket swap how could I resist?
In my last post I showed the bag I made for my partner but I had no idea who was sending to me until a box arrived from Mar in the USA.
Prior to the swap we were asked to state our preferences. I think I said nothing too bright or gaudy and that I liked soft, romantic colours. Well, Mar certainly took that on board because how gorgeous is this bag she made for me?



The bag is made from such pretty fabrics - all soft greens, peach, lemon, pinks and blues with a broderie anglais trim and beautiful stitchery on the front and back pockets.

This side has my initial embroidered on the pocket!



here's a close up of the stitchery isn't it lovely?




and here's a view of the side of the bag with the drawstring ties




Along with the bag came other goodies - three FQ's of Moda fabric from the Sanctuary line, the sweetest little needle book, Piecemaker needles and tissues that are way too pretty to use.




This was a wonderful swap experience. Thanks to Linda for making it all possible and to Mar for making it such a pleasure.

27 comments:

Yuko said...

Hi Margaret,
What a beautiful bag you received!!
I love the colours of fabric so much, they are very soft and so sweet!
Lucky you! :D

Sherri said...

You received a gorgeous bag; thanks for sharing the lovely photos!

Tammy said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Linda said...

Wow, Mar made a gorgeous bag for you Margaret, and such lovely extras. So glad you enjoyed the swap.

La Mañosa said...

What a sweet bag! She did a lovely job and I particularly love the embroidered M. I'm glad to hear you had such a nice experience.

karenv said...

What a gorgeous bag, you're so lucky to be the recipient! :)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret, How fortunate you are to received such a beautiful bag. The stitching is absolutely wonderful. I love those colors too. I think we are two of a kind. Hugs Judy

Nancy said...

Margaret:
That is s really lovely bag and so nice with your initial on it. She sure did a nice job of giving you soft colors you like. The fabric is pretty too.
Nancy

Carolien said...

What a lovely surprise! Thanks for sharing these pictures, it's always nice to see presents, isn't it?!

Hugs & greetings, Carolien

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bag! Good for you.

Lorraine said...

So pretty indeed....what a great bag...I love the initial embroidered on it as well.....what a great swap this has been!

Pat said...

Lovely Margaret. It is so you! Love it!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Margaret, what a gorgeous bag...

Dovilė said...

So sweet bag! lovely job:)

Dorothy said...

Margaret, that is such a lovely bag. Lucky you!

Nancy said...

You are such a lucky lady Margaret! This bag is absolutely beautiful! Mar does wonderful work, and I love her choice of colors, her embroidered details, and the lace trim is the perfect touch. She captured your likes. The extra fabrics are so pretty, and I wonder how you will use them.

Sheila said...

What a pretty bag you´ve received Margaret, and lovely extras too.
I´m sure you will put the bag to very good use :)

annabellamoonthreads said...

Oh such beautiful creations...Margaret...I also think that Carolyn add something wonderful too with her little cross stitch...
it is a pleasure to have a little peek into your world....thanks Margaret...
blessings jo

staci said...

Oh wow! That bag is amazing! I keep seeing gorgeous bags all over blogland~~I really must learn how to sew!!!

Christine said...

WOW!! What a beautiful bag Mar created. Love the fabrics and the stitching is wonderful. Love the "M".

amillany said...

Te quedo precioso el bolso,me fascina tu blog tiene trabajos super lindos.

Rhonda said...

Thank you for showing all views. Love the bag and the way it was put together. Take care.

~Bren~ said...

The bag is gorgeous!! Very romantic colors!!
I remember making some "chicken" tissues last almost forever!!!! ;)

Sally said...

Oh wow, Margaret, you are so lucky as this bag is just gorgeous!

suz said...

Someone suggested a look at your blog and I'm really glad they did (wish I could remember who). I've just finished reading from the beginning and I wanted to tell you that your work is absolutely amazing. It will be a pleasure to continue to follow this blog in the future. SuzK

Christine said...

Wow. You received a lovely bag and the goodies look very nice too. Love those fat quarters.
Christine

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