Sunday, June 03, 2007

My version of the bag

My week of orientation was over. Five days!! My first week of work is my schedule vacation - so I am actually now off until June 28th, since I am only working part-time. With the province wide "one certification" the hospitals honor all seniority, vacations, etc province wide. Since we have to book or vacation way back in November - I am now on vacation. I will have to pick up a few extra shifts - they are probably wondering who the heck I am - my name has been on the schedule from sometime in April - yet I have never really been there.

I became a bit obsessed this weekend with this bag that I saw on Darlene's blog. And then I saw it somewhere else, and then someone at my stitching group was talking about it. So I decided this weekend I was going to make it. It took me most of one day to figure out what I was going to do for measurements and the size and fabric. I should have just ordered that pattern from the website. But I was obsessed!

This is my version of the bag. I made two big pockets and just one pocket that had the stitching to devide it into more sections. It was fairly easy to figure out because it is similar in design to the other bags I make.

I made it to use with my DJ stuff. It has enough room that I can take just what I need for hand stitching one or two blocks together. I have been busy this week getting more DJ blocks prepared to take on our vacation.

We will be going to Tofino next Saturday for one week. The Pacific Rim National Park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is such a beautiful park. We have been going there every year since 1992 or so. Andrew had his 6th birthday there, and he is now 21. I will do a post later this week about Tofino and area.

I went to the LQS - The Thread Bear, this afternoon and bought the most wonderful bunch of fabric from Africa. It seems there is someone that lives in Africa and occasionally comes to Vancouver with a bunch of bolts of "Straight from the African women" fair trade fabric. Such wonderful and beautiful, colourful fabric. I also bought a beautiful basket. Jim has gone for the week and taken the camera -- so as soon as the camera (and Jim) get back I will post pictures. The fabric is amazing - now I just need to wash it up and figure out what to do with it. We just had Reynola Pakusich at our quilt guild talking about African and Japanese fabrics. She has done some wonderful quilts with African fabric and I bought her book -- "Circle Play" .

I think I will just fondle the fabric for awhile first, before I decide what I will do with it.

I had better go see what the dog is up to -- she has been awfully quiet for a while now.

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  1. Love your bag Pam! I saw it on Darlene's Blog and was thinking that I need to make myself one for when we go to the Lake during the summer. Nice to see that everything has a place and everything is in its place - LOL.

  2. Oh, I just LOVE your bag, Pam ! How handy ! The perfect one to take along ! BRAVO.

    Hugs & smiles !

  3. Oh, the bag looks lovely! I can't wait to see your fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Well done. I love th e fabrics.

  5. ciao Pam,
    your bag is lovely, I'm curious about your new fabrics.......

    and ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!...even if I'm late!

    ciao ciao

  6. Love the bag.......... Where can I find the pattern...... I am miserable at figuring those things out on my own.

  7. Pam, your bag is absolutely adorable - I understand the obsession. teehee

    Enjoy, enjoy your vacation!

  8. Good job on your bag. Have fun on your trip.

  9. Way to go on the bag, it looks perfect for taking along to Tofino. Lucky girl, have a great time.

  10. I love your version. All those pockets are wonderfully useful. What a nice way to spend some of your time off!