Tuesday, 21 December 2010

In the nick of time

Having promised Janellybelly way back in the year that we would do a bag swap, she has finally received hers, just in time for Christmas!
In a deal that works well for me, Janelle chose the fabrics and I made the bag up for her.
She chose a gorgeous range of fabric called 'Zest' from the Stonehill Collection by Donna Wilder for Fabric Traditions. The pattern is 'Frilly Dilly' bag by Janelle Wind.

I hope your Christmas preparations are fun and stress-free. I have finished my shopping which is always a relief.

Things are otherwise a tad stressed in the Bloom household right now. Our harvest is not in yet. And there is a lot at stake financially for us. However, I keep reminding myself that we are in a much better position than many other families.

We are supposed to have Christmas with my husband’s family on the South Coast, but that is all hinging on harvest happening in the next few days. We have a contractor lined up, and providing he doesn’t break down, or get bullied into harvesting someone else’s crop instead of ours, and it doesn’t rain, he will be here very soon.

Hopefully, I will be in a better place for my next post!


  1. The bag you made is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I am sending prayers that your harvest will go well; I can imagine that stress.

    I hope all goes well and that your Christmas is able to be stress free and happy!

  2. The dilly bag is just lovely - so nice for you to work with that fabric too..... all the best with the harvest... and for Christmas - wherever you end up being....

  3. I send all my hopes and prayers that your contractor turns up and your harvest comes in without any glitches. Have a great Christmas, where ever you end up having it.

  4. Bringing that harvest in will not only be great for you but for all of us, so much of our food supply has been lost this year...I pray that it works out as planned for you all in the Bloom household, that you have a Merry Christmas too, with joy and laughter, peace and love! Beautiful bag by the way!

  5. Your work is great,the bag is wonderful.Have a great Christmas, I appreciate your work.

  6. Oh, I love the frilly dilly bag you made Janelle. So gorgeous!

    Thinking of you and hoping that all works out with your harvest, Bloom. Wishing you and your family a joyful Holiday season. Merry Christmas, Bloom.

  7. Это не сумка.Это - мечта !
    Катя из Сибири

  8. fingers crossed that the weather and contractors hold. Merry Christmas.

  9. What a beautiful bag for Janelle, she will love it. Praying that all goes well now with the harvest, the stories are heartbreaking. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas no matter where you celebrate.

  10. goodluck with the harvest............we have nothing left what was left if ruined...... and wheat in wet bins we need to get out but can't get trucks out to the bins.......too wet..........and more rain is forecast this weekend.........stress levels are high around the place.........

    another nice bag........

    have a lovely christmas

  11. Such a beautiful, fantastic bag!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Best wishes,

  12. The bag turned out just lovely. Hope all settles down in the next few days and you can enjoy time together for Christmas.

  13. Prayers your way for a successful, plentiful harvest and that you can see your family! Merry Christmas.

    Love the bag!

  14. I absolutely LOVE my new bag, thanks ever so much for making it for me.
    Happy Christmas precious friend
    Love Janelle xx

  15. Where are you and what are you harvesting? I wish you luck, we grow hay but because of where we are we only get two or three cuttings and that time is way past for us. Very nice bag BTW.

  16. Merry Christmas Ros! I am working on your gorgeous sewing machine cover featured in Australian Homespun magazine but am having trouble tracking down the tape measure twill ribbon you used. Any ideas where I could find some?? Ta!

  17. hi there, just loooove this bag....beautiful bag indeed.


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