Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Changeable


Changeable. Sometimes that's a hope I cling to. That what we now consider to be horribly normal will not always be so.

Changeable- the bag is a testimony to its title. The bag that was made from a bag? No, really. That gorgeous mirror and embroidery work is salvaged from a thrift shop bag that was just too small to be practical as a grocery tote. A denim jumper forms the body. Looks better there as a body than on a person's body, I'm thinking. The adjustable strap is Patti's dress, the interior is formed from Loretta's pants and vest.



And that gorgeous side panel pocket? Patti's shirt. That girl has some serious style sense- beats me why she's never on Rachel Ray, or So You Think You Can Dance, or Steven and Chris. Weird. Maybe because she's tied up outdoors feeding her 25 or 26 sled dogs.

" Changeable. changeableness, Able or likely to change or become different; turning from one thing to something else."

Reminds me of what Jesus said about being transformed by the renewal of ones' mind. It's true. It's pretty hard to change anything, even on the outside, until the mind adapts to a new neural pathway. It's a process, and a hope. For you, for me, and for Darfur.

Anyhoo, bid here until 8 pm, cst. Leave comments endlessly.

40 comments:

gloria said...

seriously sister! this one is gorgeous like george. still staying strong and not bidding though, hurts my stomach. :(

Brandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joyce! As usual of course!!

I will start the morning off with $50.

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE that front flap!!! Oh the colors! This would go well with my glasses. I'll bid $55. Your Schwester Mary

Anonymous said...

Hey sister Mary. I hear we don't live to far away from each other. Like to meet you sometime. I bid $60.00 on this one.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I needed a moment to wipe the drool from my keyboard! $70

JenStep

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

i am absolutely in love with this bag joyce. you have outdone yourself!

{{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

I love this bag. I'm gonna try and slide in again under the wire. Only got to remember to do it by 7pm my time. I have a feeling by the end of the day it'll be way over my head. Your a bidding bunch today.

sneaky

Anonymous said...

WOW. Love it. Wish I could have it.
Beautiful work Joyce.
L

Rosa said...

Joyce good morning I laughed out loud when I heard you describe the body being clothed in denim. Perhaps you should have called it homeschooling mom. Don't we all wear them?

Anonymous said...

"CHANGEABLE" = Magic: Multi-hued bits + talent + purpose + inspiration! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I bid $75.00

tk

Anonymous said...

Now I just wanna know who that anonymous one is who lives close to sister Mary. Your Schwester Mary

joyce said...

ya know what, Mary? I have a feeling she may think that you are Laura, and that she lives close to Laura. Poor gal. Doesn't know that I have FOUR sisters.......

joyce said...

oh, and Rosa- I considered calling it the "Unschooling Bag" but decided people might take offense. You know me-- always the middle of the road politically correct one...

aren't there some goats or llamas you should be outside milking? or making into cheese?

Anonymous said...

yep, you are probably right Joyce. You told me her name and I forgot. sorry Mary. It's not you.

Laura said...

Hi. Laura here. Guess I've lurked long enough. LOVE the bag. Considered bidding against Mary. But remembered that I have two fabulous quilt related trips in the next two weeks and will HAVE TO throw money around wildly there. So if Mary gets it, I might visit her sometime, and try to ease out the door with it under my arm.

So anonymous, who are you? Are you the fabulous sheep lady who I hope to meet soon? If so, I'm so sad I'll miss you this Saturday. I'll be down in Cutbank, Montana, at a fun quilt party.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sorry too. I wondered who this might be, but, alas, it's all about Laura and not me -- oh no, it's about Joyce -- oh, oooooops, it's about the bag, or is it about Darfur?? I think I'll go finish my pasta sauce that I screwed up yesterday trying to multi-task. I CAN'T multi-task -- I am so NOT like my dear sister Joyce who multi-tasks so well. I am a clearly FOCUSED individual. Love you Joyce, Your Schwester Mary that doesn't live close to "anonymous".

Anonymous said...

Yep Laura. It's me. I won't be in the Hat until the 18th. But I do want to meet you. Now Joyce I'm watching to see if sneaky is at the computer. I want to slide in before her. Oh, and Mary..I'd like to meet you also and also you Joyce. Now, I want to meet you all!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, where do you get these wondeful ideas??? Love it! I bid $76.
Anna

Anonymous said...

the conversation completely confusing but entirely entertaining the bag so pretty and tempting but I shall wait for another

another anonymous who lives neither near sister mary nor sister laura nor am I (to my knowledge) known as the sheep lady

Anonymous said...

Anna what are you thinking? This is my bag...

sneaky

Anonymous said...

Are you going to slip a bid in at the last minute sneaky? Leave this one for me....sneak up on someone else ok?
Anna

Brian the Mennonite said...

This is as much fun as the last few minutes on ebay...woot!

Anonymous said...

Sneaky - you are so sneaky - but did you get the bag???

Sneakier

Anonymous said...

Anne. what can I say. We'll seewho has the best timing eh?

sneaky

Anonymous said...

I bid 77.00

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I am taking a last minute risk here. Fingers crossed...I bid $81.

Anonymous said...

82.00

Anonymous said...

so. I got in there right at 8pm. Did I get it Joyce or did the one crossing her fingers get it.

sneaky!!!

Anonymous said...

Sneaky - did you get it? I am dying to know!!

Sneakier

Anonymous said...

Hey sneakier!! You made this alot of fun!!

sneaky

Brian the Mennonite said...

Brian for Joyce says...Sneaky got it at precicely 8:00. Email for delivery stuff.

Anonymous said...

sneakier...I'm sorry..but I got it. I had to get one bag for the cause. You may have the next.

sneaky

Anonymous said...

Sneaky, stop by for a latte one of these days and show me the bag!!

Good for you!! Sorry, Anna.

Sneakier

Anonymous said...

I don't know? I was crossing my fingers at 7:59....so does this mean the last bid can get it at 8:00pm? Just so I am clear for next time and then I can be sneaky, or sneakier, or I don't know!!! I just wanted that darn bag!
Anna

Brian the Mennonite said...

The highest bid up to and including 8:00 (blogger time...you can see the time of your bid right at the bottom of your comment)takes it.

Anonymous said...

Okay. Just a sidebar. today's viewing seems to follow a pattern that makes me want to make guesses about us that admire/lurk/shop etc.
we're busy.
we have a bit of time in am.
can check after work... but need to tend to meal duties etc... but given the 8 pm, we try to make it back to buy, cheer etc.
(check times on posts)
Has Joyce chosen the optimal deadline time?
B.B.

Anonymous said...

Just as a sidebar from my perspective. I would prefer if after I bid Joyce end the bidding process and the bag go directly to me! I hope you enjoy the bag sneaky! Next time!
Anna

Brian the Mennonite said...

lol...Anna

Anonymous said...

I know Sneaky, and yes...it could be that she has a split personality!!!

Sneakier!