Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Tree...


Because February 2, 2010, seems to come around more than once a year...


I know you are all gripped by stories of my housecats... so, allow me to point out the kitty in the left corner. Every morning I lay out a bag on my kitchen floor, and it must smell like tuna to her. She can't help herself- stealthing straight for it and making a nest for herself right then and there.

I usually don't have the heart to kick her off, so I just give her a moment to indulge her furry self.

If you are not following my blundering, here's what's going on.
I made some errors on yesterday's post- Josh's Piece. Turns out that Josh's actual name is Zach. Please don't press me for intelligence testing or anything that will only confirm some of my darkest fears.


Additionally, I wrote the end date incorrectly. Regardless of that calendar that I stuck to the side of the blog. Regardless of the date minder at the bottom of my laptop. Regardless of the two calendars that hang on my fridge.

So, what does it all mean? Yesterday's bag- Zach's Piece, is being held over until 9:30 this evening. As well as today's bag- Big Tree. Which isn't being held over, but whose auction time will end at 9:30 pm as well. Today. February 2, 2010.

So, we've all seen variations of this bag before.
Big Tree is 14" wide and 12" deep.
Two pockets beneath the flap.
The inside pockets are re-do's of a seersucker blazer from our friend Loretta in Flin Flon. Each side forms two pockets.

You should be able to enlarge any image by double clicking on it. That's if you are a button fiend such as myself and you want to have a good look at what's on here.
Please begin bids at $25- Cdn.
Tomorrow, Feb 3, I'll be going on an overnight outdoor education field trip with my boy and his grade six comrades. So, bags this week are on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.
Thanks everyone. You often make my day.

28 comments:

Dianne said...

Beautiful!

$35

Chelsea said...

$40...for my sister-in-laws bday, i'm not a total bag hog, this was my husby's idea!!

Janice said...

Another beauty. I love all the surprises among the buttons.

turgeonexpansion said...

$45! I love the tree bags, how about you all just let me get it now, pretty please!

Especially you Dianne!!

Greg & Leanne said...

Sorry... I LOVE this one and I don't have one yet...

$50

Perfect for what a mom of 3 carries.

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

$52 please and thank you!

Dianne said...

$55

My daughter stole my backpack for daycare. I need something to take to work! :)

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

Dianne, you should be watching Lost tonight, relaxing after a long day, not checking the computer, really it's my gift to you, to not worry during your show and let me have the bid...

%56

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for a big bag :) Beautiful...

I bid $56

Ms. C

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

Not %56, but $56

Anonymous said...

ok make that $57

Ms. C

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

$57

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

stop it ms. c

I'm getting this bag!

Anonymous said...

so should I now bid $58

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

$58

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

$60 go away people!!!

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

say it's mine pleasssseeee

Chelsea said...

haha nice job

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

Thank you. Whew, my heart is racing after all that excitement :)

Joyce,

I've never bought one of your beautiful bags before, my e-mail is:

rkturgeon@sasktel.net

Please let me know how this all works!

Thanks!

Dianne said...

You know I love you, Rhonda. So much, that I'm willing to take my lunch to work in a Safeway bag that might split on the train during the rush hour madness and spillall over the floor and be stepped on, leaving me hungry for the rest of the day. Just for you ;)

joyce said...

Ms C- You make me giddy when you flatter me like this...

joyce said...

Dianne- that picture of your kid is so very cute that I'm nearly rushing off to plant a buncha buttons on another tree. (well, maybe on the weekend...)

Rhonda- you are great for a novice :D)

I'll send you an e-mail.

Leanne... don't give up!

Dianne said...

If you do, Joyce, I will be here! :)

savvy_satori said...

hello.
i was just wandering how much weight do you think the bags would be able to handle.
I mean im looking for one for uni. Do you think they'd handle a laptop + some notebooks...

D Dae said...

Rhonda and Dianne
I knew posting about this place on my blog was going to cause issues... see Murphy, he loves me. LOL Now just promise that since I shared with you the beauty of these bags that you will not compete with me if a bag comes up that I fall in love with. See Rhonda, the stress is insane! LOL Congrats on your new bag!

joyce said...

savvy- most of the bags are constructed of upholstery pieces, and are quite durable. My daughter has been using her bag for school books daily for about two years now, with zero repairs needed. (knock on wood). Of course, some fabrics wear more quickly than others, but as a rule, I believe these bags are pretty sturdy.

(followers-- do you have any opinions?)

tanya said...

Savvy,
I've carried a textbook and a couple heavy binders in several darfur bags without incident. I don't haul that weight everyday, but one bag is years old and still looking as gorgeous as when I bought it.

tobink said...

Congrats Rhonda! You're going to love the bag.

The one I have is super durable, much more so than any of the store-bought bags I have, where the straps just aren't cut out for a heavy duty workout. So, yeah, I can carry heavy books in mine. Have even used it to carry my laptop.

Karen