Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mush With You




If the outside of this bag doesn't sell itself; the inside will. Thanks to OP for great cargo style pockets- two large, one zippered (for your top secret stuff) and one more under the flap.
The second "thank you" goes out to some industrious Mennonite woman who immaculately pieced together these brown quilt squares; then bequeathed them to her worldly daughter who then carelessly donated it to the thrift shop. That patchwork never made it to blanket status, but it looks fantastic as the flap on a Darfur bag!


The body is made up of the most delicious shade of chocolatey brown. Again, I must assume that some none-waster-of -the-world's-resources painstakingly recovered her own living room furniture, then donated the remnants of the brown upholstery to the thrift shop. I am truly grateful.


One side of her shoulder strap is a lovely brown stripe that I can only speculate used to be someone's idea for a curtain. Bad idea for a curtain, great idea for a strap.

Here's a look at those pockets that you already know all about.
Today's labels brought to you by "Best Wishes, Amen"; 1961
Like it? Wannit?
Bids start at $25.00.
Auction ends at 6:15 this evening.
Leave your mark, with a number. Comments are the easiest, but if blogger is grumpy with you, send me an e-mail and I'll put your info here for you.
Hope we have some fun today!

27 comments:

Deri said...

I am interested in "Mush with you". What do I do now to donate and have bag sent to me?
deri@derilatimer.com

Anonymous said...

Let the games begin - I love your new idea. I would like to start the bidding at $45.

zewom@mts.net

joyce said...

Joyce here, transferring a comment from my inbox to the blog: The comment is from Jane.

Dear Joyce

I cannot post a comment other than as anonymous, but I'll go as high as 100$ for that bag you posted this morning! I wish I could go higher, and might. It's lovely. Worth every penny and you are a gem for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, for posting for me, Joyce.

Each comment I leave anywhere is accompanied by a prayer that Google will be forced to accept!

Jane

PS Then there's getting those letters right!

mmichele said...

wow. that is some high bidding. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Desperation, a great cause and a great lady behind it...

Jane

Crystal said...

$100!!!!

Holy crimole, glad i got mine early!

Worth every penny though, lucky Jane.

Jennie C. said...

Beautiful beautiful bag. Reminds me of a quilt my mom made my dad. But she didn't know what she was doing, so she sewed front and back together and then sent me inside the quilt to sort out the batting. Suggestion: perhaps you should indicate what time zone you are in. I tend to think the whole world operates on Pacific time, but alas, it does not.

Anonymous said...

go Joyce go!!

Mel

John Wilkes Booth said...

$500 for the bag, a hug, and a sample of that banana bread!

gloria said...

holy chit! i thought we had capped at $100.00, but obviously not

Anonymous said...

If JWB thinks I'm topping that, he's shot somewhere!

Giggle! I will try again!

Jane

joyce said...

Now, before everyone runs for the hills and never , ever darkens the door of Darfur blog.... I DON'T THINK THIS WILL HAPPEN OFTEN!!!!!

And, we will have a grab bag day again, too.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Joyce! 500$! Look at what your selfless fantastic great work has done. I am very poud of you. Enjoy this whirlwind. Joelle

ps. Looking forward to geting my bag now. It`s exciting!

Anonymous said...

It's only 4:46 pm, who know what could happen by 6 pm ....

pluckymama said...

Holy cow!! You're the new Louis Vitton!

joyce said...

5:59 pm
I hope that no one has sent me an e-mail that I cannot access, as my laptop went completely berserk at 5 pm and is nearly gobbled whole by some sort of virus. Now, remember that you only have to bid in whole dollar increments.... not hundreds....
so, $501.00 anyone?

mmichele said...

$500? i am going to stop using mine and just hang it on the wall as it would cost more than anything else i have hanging up!!

joyce said...

really? No one is going to challenge the guy who killed George Washington?!

Sold!

GWB; your banana bread is cooling on the counter as we speak.
You are a peach.

Anonymous said...

and the rest of us wait for more bags tomorrow...way to go Joyce!

joyce said...

Um...I mean Abraham Lincoln...he he he...

Karla said...

Well, Joyce and jwb.... my best guess tells me that "Mush with You" will nourish around 400 victims of genocide from Darfur in a refugee camp in Chad for one day. Amazing.

gloria said...

way to go Joycie. i will be over in the early morning with some new fabrics i picked up at the village today

Anonymous said...

Hey Joyce!
I am so thrilled with what you are doing and I absolutely love your bags!!
I am still out here and I haven't forgotten you or our 'chance' meeting in the mall.
So proud of you,
Julie

mmichele said...

I think you should name your next bag after old Abe... kinda like an apology for getting his name wrong.

Christine said...

great bags for a great cause...
thanks for what you are doing.

it's a gong show... said...

holy crap joyce! i don't have a chance at getting a bag now.

i am so very proud of you! you are making the difference!