Saturday, 31 October 2009

In my bag - nope, bags

First of all, thank you all so much for all your wonderful notes, comments and hugs!!!! They are so needed and so appreciated. Nothing new is happening. No call from the doctor this week so we have moved on to stay with our two grandsons again. We want to see them enjoy Halloween. Our son is going deer hunting next week and we want to be here to help our DIL with the two boys. They are sweet fellas but they are a handful lol.

Anna had a meme on her blog about showing the contents of your stitching bag. I made a comment that I wouldn't show mine as I had two large bags. Well, sweet Anna, dared me to . My only excuse is that they are packed for travelling.

Bag #1
This is my first big bag and the one I used to carry all the time.

A box of candy wreaths
A bunch of magazines - Cross Stitch mostly
WIP and UFO list
Q snaps
Mailing envelopes
Box of my favorite cookies - everyone needs sugar now and then
Lighthouse ornament made for my by my friend Ann
Book of suduko puzzles
Pattern - Verandahs of South Battery - to remind me I need the fabric
A takeout bag from the Lone Star Restaurant - my favorite - Dani and I ate there last week
A house biscornu to make up
The Friendship Sampler RR pattern
Piece of beautiful blue hand dyed fabric I spotted at Knowledge and Needles and couldn't resist
Paper crocodile Jack made at school
2010 Cross Stitch calendar
My stitching friends Address Book
Thanksgiving Turkeys the boys made at daycare
A turkey stuffing bag - don't ask lol
kit ready for Desert Mandala - no threads - they are in AZ waiting for me
My neighborhood to finish when I get to AZ
scissors, fob and case from Chris

Bag #2 - Who can turn down a big bag that has room for photos of the grandkids!!!

My HAED kit - Peacock Lagoon
My Mirabilia kit - Royal Holiday
My Christmas stocking kit
Bedouin needlecase kit
Fabric and accessories for Postcards of Canada Wallhanging with redwork
Ann's neighborhood to stitch on
Gingher scissors with fob from Carol S.
4 new JBW designs
Red threads and beads - because
Calendar - schedule
Fairies in the Garden kit
Piecemaker needles and ort box
Beatrice new business card for her singing group "Noteables"
a Lizzie Kate pattern
and two little blue bags

One little blue bag holds pens, pencils, highliters and a pencil sharpener.

The second bag holds

A ruler
long needle - not sure why
magnetic wand
Sulky thread for gridding
needlecase holding Star DeTailor
2 needle threaders
2 paper clips
2 thimbles
2 Thread Heaven
2 - #28 Piecemaker needles
1 Piecemaker beading needles - don't recommend - they break too easy
Post it tabs for magazine browsing
Measuring tape
Small cutter
Needlecase with needles
and an ort box.

And there you go!!! Now, you know why I am embarrassed.

I have done a lot of stitching these past two weeks. With not being in our home, I don't have a lot of house work or other chores to do. When I am stressed, stitching helps so much. And so, here's what I have done

HAED - Peacock Lagoon - we now have a moon minus a few confetti stitches

Mirabilia's Royal Holiday - nice progress even with using Whisper

My Christmas stocking - the second stocking is complete. One more to go.

And a new piece - I'm working on a quilted wallhanging called Postcards from Canada. There are 25 blocks. I have completed the first 10.

That's it for now. Happy Halloween!!!!!! one and all.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe that your back isn't sore carrying around all that "stuff". As usual, your stitching is beautiful. Hang in there, girl.

Daffycat said...

Oh, I love the paper crocodile!

I don't use a bag unless I'm taking my stitching somewhere but I've enjoyed reading everyone's memes!

Happy Halloween, Kathy!

Kim B said...

Wow Kathy! That is a lot of stuff! You never fail to impress me!

Judy S. said...

Hmmm....Your sewing bags are way more interesting than mine, Kathy! But then I've got several knitting bags....... Take care and know you're in my thoughts.

Missy Ann said...

That redwork is great!

Cathy B said...

You do have a lot of stuff in your bags! All of your stitching projects look great. Enjoy Halloween this evening with your grandsons!

Lucy said...

I just love to see what people carry around!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff there Kathy! You should see a chiropractor after picking up one of those two bags!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - your stitching is so gorgeous - all of it! You are stitching on your HAED like a good girl; I'm not yet, but it's-a-coming. Love the contents of your bags. And don't be embarrassed; we all have a ton of stuff in them. Isn't it amazing how much you can actually stuff in one of these things??

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Lynn said...

At least most of the stuff in your bags was related to stitching. Mine was not. I just cleaned it out last week before heading to our SAL 'cause I was having difficulty carrying it.
I love the rich look of the colours in Royal Holiday and that postcard quilt is really neat. I don't think I've ever seen one like that before.

Anna van Schurman said...

When I drove cross country five years ago, I had a bag and a rubbermaid tub! So two bags for travel? I think you're doing fine. :)
Thanks for playing!

Donna said...

Oh Kathy. I'd almost laugh at all of the stuff you have in your bags, but I know that you will probably stitch all those in a few months!

Marion said...

Love your stitching!!
Also loved seeing and hearing the contents of your stitching bags...
and thank you for the advice!!
You are right...and I really should be enjoying myself and not stressing! Good advice on the go sit and stitch for a while...think I will go sit and stitch for a while!
Take care!

Wanda said...

I so enjoyed your "bag lists"!!! I never thought about actually listing everything that is in every bag or basket! It's amazing!! Your stitching is oh so wonderful!!

Suzanne said...

That's a lot of stuff in your bags! Not sure I would want to list everything in my basket.

Wendy said...

Wow! I love what is in your bag!! This seems to be all some nice projects on the run.

Great progess on your stitching! Your HAED is coming along so nicely and I love the Mirabilia one too.
I'm waiting now for a pattern from "Lavender and Lace - Celtic Christmas" and I'm planning to start this one soon, since I'm close to a finish of one of my projects :) I would love to stitch something with the beads :)

Wishing you all the best and I keep you and your family in my thoughts.


sandra said...

Your bags are like a shop!
Great stitching!
Wich you and yours all the best!

Michelle said...

How fun! I always love to see what's in everyone's stitching bags!! You get a lot in there!!! Great progress on your pieces.

Maxine said...

I love seeing what's in other peoples bags. Some beautiful stitching there Kathy and great progress too. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts (((hugs)))

Brigitte said...

The contents of your sewing bags are just perfect for travelling. You will never be in need of something, lol.
Great progress on your WIPs. That HAED piece looks fantastic.

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