Monday, August 18, 2008

My 100th Post Celebration! Cathedral Window Bag!

Hello all - feeling quilt a lot better today, so let's hope it stays that way!

I have decided I would like to do the Give-away for my 100th Post (now 105) before I go on holiday, even though it is only a fairly short one. The gift will be the Cathedral Window Bag that I made a little while ago.

It has been so lovely being in touch with so many new folk since the start of blogging in April - also, catching up with "old" (not in years) friends. We do have so much fun and it has been wonderful being part of Quiltville Chat and having a renewed interest in Scquilters. I must say that I do less sewing these days, though, but all that will keep.

The bag is approximately 11" high by 10" wide and is fully lined and I have made little pockets inside for car keys, lippie and mobile phone. A lot of friends here in Perth have followed suit and tote their bags everywhere. Me, I sling around faithful larger leather bags, which I must admit get very untidy at times, as Julia will tell you.

I will close off for those who would like to participate early next Monday morning 25 August. Hopefully, I will be able to email the lucky person and to get your address and post the bag to you before I fly out on Friday morning.

Please let your friends know - especially Quiltville Chatters and Scquilters and I'm happy to make new friends, too. It has been just wonderful keeping in touch with you all and we all inspire each other, I am sure. Wow, just look at my recent cute little pincushion I made. Dear Daughter, Danielle, has claimed that already!

Must get ready to pop up and see Mum in hospital to see how things are going there.

Good luck and best wishes!

54 Lovely People said ...:

Candace said...

Wow, I get to be first. It is a beautiful bag, and I love the Cathedral Windows pattern. Congratulations on your 100th post celebration.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lurline,
I subscribe to your blog and want to congratulate you on your 100th post! I just passed mine too not so long ago. Please add my name to the drawing for your beautiful Cathedral Window Bag. Thanks,
Cheryl

Kathie said...

congrats on 105 posts!!!!
what a nice bag
hope Mum is doing well.....and that you enjoy your trip
Kathie

Kristie said...

I hope your mom is doing better, please keep us updated on her health. Enjoy your trip, take lots of photos for us to see....Please add me to your drawing, I just love that bag!!!!!
Kristie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! I check in on your blog each morning with my cup of coffee. Awesome works!! Please put my name in your drawing. Thanks, Debbie (Maine) USA campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I will blog about your giveaway in my next post. Please add my name to the draw.

Anonymous said...

The bag is beautiful. I love your blog - you do such beautiful work. Congratulations on your 100th post!

Gale, a Kentucky quilter

Myra said...

Hi Lurline!
Congrats on your 100th post!
Love the bag, and I like checking in on you each week to see what you have been up to creatively! You do some awesome handwork!!!
Please enter my name in your giveaway, and know that I will post about it in my next post.
Prayers for your Mum...
Happy stitchings!

Laila L S said...

Hi,
congratulations on your 100th post celebration. Your bag looks great, I would love to win.....Please pick my name, hihi.
I hope your mom is better.

Sweet P said...

Congrats on 105 posts! Blogging is a wonderful way to stay in touch or meet new people.

Julia said...

Congratulations Lurline on your
105th posting, and best wishes for many many more..
Oh girls!,
You will love this bag, I know, as I have seen it in person.
Lurline has done beautiful work on it...all hand made, it is gorgeous!
Good luck everyone, I've asked not to be in the draw as I have also made one of my own...but I do love Lurline's
Hugs julia

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Wow! Over 100 posts in such a short time! Congratulations! The cathedral windows bag is simply stunning! Count me in for the draw. Love your blog.

Kerry said...

Hi Lurline,
What a lovely bag, please put me in the draw.

Amanda said...

Well done on reaching 105. I'm sorry to hear that you've not been feeling quite the ticket. It's hard when you finally have to accept that your parents are no longer able to look after themselves properly. What a pretty bag - I'd love to win it, if you can still bear to part with it.

Helen said...

What a lovely blog Lurline. I see you're a good friend of Julia. I regularly visit her blog and I'll now be a regular to yours.
That is a gorgeous bag you're offering and such beautiful colours.
Do hope your Mother recovers soon.

Helen said...

I forgot to say congratulations on reaching your 100th post and do have a lovely holiday.

Daisy Jayne said...

Well done Over 100 posts in such a short time! Congratulations! The Bag is simply stunning! Count me in for the draw.

Fiesta said...

Count me in . That bag is beautiful.

craftydiane said...

Congratulations on you 100th blog! This is a beautiful bag! I have been working on a cathedral window quilt for years. I would love to be in the drawing for your bag!
Blessings,
Diane

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

What a beautiful bag! Way to go on hitting 100! Thanks for including me in your drawing.
Are you ready for the next Quiltville mystery? I am!
Regina

Sunny said...

Congrats on the 100 posts. What a beautiful bag. Of course, count me in on the drawing. I am linking this giveaway on my blog too. Thanks

Heather said...

100 posts is great! I love blogging, it's been so great to get to know other quilters :) The bag you made is beautiful, I want to try to make some bags in the very near future...

Debi said...

Congrats on your 100th, I just past 200 myself! What a beautiful bag, please add my name to your drawing.

em's scrapbag said...

The bag is beautiful. I love your blog. It is my first time here. I will be back. Have a great day! Em

swooze said...

Congrats! I love your bag. Very pretty.

Christine said...

Well done, Lurline keep up the good work.

cheers
Christine

Sue Cahill said...

How wonderful, 100 posts! That is great. I love the purse, I just finished a full size cathedral window quilt, hand pieced, so you know I am partial to that pattern.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

anne said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Enjoy your holiday. Will pop back to check out your blog. Happy stitching

Marit said...

Congratulations on 100! Looks like there is a lot of blogers celebrating 100 these days. I have just done too! I will love to join your celebration give away.Greetings from Marit in Norway

Helz said...

Happy Blogoversary Lurline !!! How totally gorgeous is your Cathedral Bag??? I do so hope the Nasty Flu Bugs have done a runner before your Holiday starts... Take Care.

Debbie said...

fabulous bag.....

Carol VR said...

I'd just recently taken a look at this technique. Beautiful work!!

Do count me in...

daldak01@yahoo.ca

puddlingalong said...

Such a beautiful bag, and the colors OMG...I love them. I hope things are well with "Mum" it must feel horrible having to put your mum into a nursing home, my mum is 81 and although she's still ok things do get hard for her now a days, and has talked of selling up and moving to a smaller place, but this is home and will always be home for us..take care and chin up

Tamara said...

I also have been having a blast with quiltchat and all new friends in blog land. Please enter my name into the drawing.
Congratulations on 105 posts!

Mary said...

wow stunning bag. I've never tried a catherdral window, but admire them greatly.

Narelle said...

Congrats on passing 100 posts. Your bag is gorgeous and would be loved and cared for with me. Thanks for the chance.

Karen South said...

Happy 100 plus post. I hope your Mom is doing better and wish you well. Your bag is absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to see it in person.

Dionne said...

Happy 100th post! The bag is beautiful, Cathedral window is one of my favorites!

I hope your holiday is fabulous!

Cheers,
Dionne

Quilt Pixie said...

what a gorgeous bag! Given the choice between it and a leather bag I'd go for the cathedral windows everytime!

micaela6955 said...

congrats on your 100th post and blogoversary! So sorry to hear you are still under the weather and your mom is not well. Sending a hug and well wishes to you in getting through this difficult time in your life.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Karen C said...

Firstly hope your mum will be okay.

Secondly well done on the bag, great effect.

Thirdly,congratulations on your 100th post - what an achievement (this is coming from a non blogger)

MOLLY said...

Happy 100th post. Time flies when you are having fun!! Great blog site. The bag is just beautiful and I will use it everyday (if I win). LOL

corina said...

Congratulations, for your 100th post and for your lovely bag!

Lyn said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, love to be in the draw for the Cathedral Window Bag.Regards Lyn

zetor said...

Great Blog. Congrats on your 100th post, the bag is lovely. Pleased you are feeling better. Best wishes for a full recovery.

Amy said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! The bag is lovely.

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your 100th! What a lovely bag!

Janice said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Hope you have a wonderful trip. I love the bag, it is really pretty.

Carol said...

What a great bag. Vickie E sent me to your site!

Vickie said...

congrats 100ththe bag is lovely-I have not tried the catherdral windows yet -however it is on my growing to do list,
cheers Vickie

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Lurline, I found your blog through Em's Scrapbag. I've read several of your posts - hated to hear about your Mum. I lost my mother 4 years ago and those last few years are so precious. Even though she won't be in her own home you still will have precious memories of time spent with her in her new one. Blessings, marlene

Erin said...

Ok love the bag, I tried to do the Cathedral Windows and got frustrated you did a fantastic job!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom, we have been down that road and it tugs at your heart all the time, even though you know it is something that has to be done..so big hugs to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your mum and family.
You are an inspiration. I started the Civil War blocks because I loved the idea of bright muteds with Civil War prints (thanks). SO fun!

Congratutions on 100 posts.
Lucy Dufendach

Linda said...

Congratulations! Your bag is beautiful! I once tried the Cathedral pattern, but... well... Guess I didn't have the patience or know how as my mini Cathedral potholder fell apart in the wash! LOL Live and learn :)
Hoping to see more and more of your blogs and Hoping and praying you are feeling quilt a bit better all the time :)