Monday, July 13, 2009

Moving On ... The Tote I Made!

This is another buzz for me - though not my design, I did make this great tote! The pattern is in the latest Down Under Quilts magazine! Also, a few cute fabrics I picked up at the Market Table at our South of the River day out!

Two new Australian magazines hit the shelves today - some nice reading tonight! And a little gift from dear Gwen - a new pincushion I have loaded up with various types of pins and needles and even needle threaders!

Every day is a happy day with my beautiful baby twin grandchildren! I have to say that as I have twin 13 year old grandchildren, too - a boy and a girl - and I have boy and girl twins, too!
They are all beautiful!
Here's Heidi and Byron - I asked them what the bare pincushion was and they said 'a pillow' - I laughed and said 'no, it's a pincushion' - immediately Byron said 'can I have the mouse to put on my shelf at home' - they have always played with the little red mouse, rearranging the pins! So the little red mouse has gone to a new home!

A blank wall in 'My Studio' - this is what I have been working towards - so carpets will be shampooed on Wednesday and I have thoughts about what will fill the space - off to Ikea as soon as I can organize myself! I'd like a free-standing kitchen island bench - would make a great cutting table and so close to my machine - will the budget cope? - we'll see!
The Stitchers' Angel Swap 2009 is under way - click button on my Sidebar - last year's swap was great fun, thanks, Helen!
My heart is a little lighter - hope you all are having a happy week!

22 Lovely People said ...:

Notjustnat said...

Lovely twins Lurline. Two sets of twins in your family wow! Love the tote bag as well. I can see more bags coming with those gorgeous fabrics.

Jeni said...

Lurline
love the tote bag ...and cute little ones

Mildred said...

Heidi and Byron are so cute! I did not know about the 13 yr old twins and your twins - amazing! Love the tote and your new fabrics. Hope you can find just what you are looking for in your new space - happy hunting. So glad you are feeling better. Please take care.

Chookyblue...... said...

great bag Lurline........disadvantage of living out of town i can't pop into the shop and grab the mags.........if they have them.........

Micki said...

The twins are so cute, and I loved the whole post.
Micki

Fiesta said...

Cute bag and lovely grandchildren Lurline.
My only grandaughter loves my pin cushions so I just give them to her. I guess its a kid magnet.

Stephanie said...

Wow, 2 sets of twin grandchildren! How fun that must be. These two are cuties.

Joy said...

Lurline, Heidi and Byron are gorgeous. Wow, 3 sets of twins in your family. You are truly blessed :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Rumi said...

They say twins run in families. You have had the good fortune to have several! Cute, cute little ones!

Nedra said...

I had always heard that twins skip a generation. Not in your family! Mr. Cactus is a twin, and my grandmother was a twin, but so far not other twins are coming into the family (yet).

*karendianne. said...

Oh that bare space is so tempting! And I absolutely adore that pincushion. Dearest Lurline, what magical blessings run through your circle of life that you have so many twins?! How neat is that? This really caught my attention and made me really smile.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Your tote is darling and your grandchildren are adorable! I loved the baby kangaroo, I have never seen one that small, and all your projects naturally are to die for! I have not had any time lately to go through all my favorite blogs and our computers at work were down today. I was just lost all the way around. I wanted to thank you for stopping my mine and commenting, it makes me feel like you stopped for a short chat. :D

Mel said...

Nice bag, cute pin cushion, darling twins and great plans for your studio!

Julia said...

Good to see your moving on, Gorgeous tote..The little ones are so cute...
Futon is gone I see, we popped into Ikea for lunch yesterday for the first time..what am amazing place !
see you soon.
Hugs Julia ♥

True Blue Nana said...

Great tote and absolutely adorable grandchildren. Grandchildren are so much fun!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love your tote, and you are such a perfect Grandma, of course you gave it to them, just as any Grandma would!! They are darling!! I am so glad your heart is a little lighter!! xoxo

Kris said...

Wow! Such a full post! I am dying to see what you get from Ikea. I think a freestanding kitchen island is a brilliant idea for a cutting table. I've often stood at that display and thought that!

clare's craftroom said...

What gorgeous children ! My mums first granchildren were twins and her last ones too and twenty others in between !Frances Frog pattern is in my shop now .Take care .

Kim said...

Twins!
How wonderful! double the fun.....maybe I'll be blessed with some twin grands one day :0)
Spoil them real good Lurline :0)

Happy sewing

Doina said...

I like the things you have made and show on your blog!

Cybele's patch said...

Lovely tote bag (wonder where the word comes from?) and the twins are gorgeous.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amazing quilts. Love that yellow ribbonish going through.