17 August 2007

Nice Matters

Libby at A Simple Girl nominated me for this award. Thank you, Libby. Libby, by the way has a gorgeous new banner on her blog. Check it out.

I, too, have found quilt bloggers to be some of the kindest people around. I still belong to a couple of mini quilting groups and one large guild, but I am think I am going to give up the mid-sized (12 people) group after December maybe earlier. I don't seem to have enough in common with that batch of women. But here, online, I have found friendly like-minded quilters who allow me to share my quilting and needlework and a bit of my day. I believe that you treat others the way you want to be treated.

And so to share this award I am passing it on to
Kim at Kim's Big Quilting Adventures
Shelina at Shelina's Creations
Granny Fran at Toad Haven Annex
Amy at The Calico Cat
Kim at A Peach In Stitches
There are others I would like to nominate, but they have already received this award

Last Saturday, when I came home from the Sculpture Show all hot and tired, I found a package in my mail box from Michele at With Heart and Hands, a Quilting Journey. Looky! Two patterns from an Oregon designer for bags! O how my outlook changed. Now I want to make some so badly, but I am still out of time. Maybe I can get one or two made up to put purchases into when I'm at the Quilt-a-Fair in September. It was so timely too. I have a cheap straw bag that hangs from a nail in the ladies room at work and I noticed the other day that it needed replacing. I thought about replacing it with the bag that I carry everyday and then making a new one for my daily tote. So see how timely that was? And thank you so very much, Michele!

Speaking of the Sculpture Show, I loved the dress this woman was wearing. She kindly posed for me. I have 2 other photos that show the piecing on the garment. The fabric was a rayon challis, you could tell by the drape. The front was a scoop neck with slight princess seaming but the features on the back were what made the dress! The straps over the shoulder were cut a bit wider where they attached to the back of the dress. And notice the shirring? What a great way to add ease to a garment.

O. BTW, I edited the post from the Sculpture Show to add a photo.

8 comments:

  1. So many bags being made out there. I do so admire all of you who can construct things. I struggle with flat quilts tops - no need to stress my feeble skill *s*

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  2. I love my quilted bag - probably need to get the gumption to make another one! Like your Knitting projects - will you teach me?? And yes - I agree about finding a like minded community online! Take Care - Glad you did so well with the sculptures!!

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  3. Congrats on the award to my nice friend. It is you. :)

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  4. Hi Paula, good to see you surfacing again! Happy that the show went well and pieces sold!!! Alwyas a joy.. $$$ *VBS*
    Congrats on the award..well deserved I think. The cell phone photo is just a hoot! Wish you could put that on your driver licence?? Too funny!
    Take care, see you soon. Hugs, Finn

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  5. Congrats on your award Paula. It's well deserved. Thanks so much for passing it on to me.

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  6. Congrats on the award! You deserve it! Thanks for nominating me too!

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  7. Thanks for nominating me.... :D

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