Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stone Ground

I confess.
This bag has been complete, and hanging on my sewing room door for a week or two now.

I considered keeping it for myself.
I like the pinwheel on the front (thank you fellow collector Mrs R.)
I like the "stone ground 2 pounds". (Thank you Steinbach museum windmill)
I like the colours.
I like all the old bits that I incorporated into the shoulder strap.

But it seems that I have a small stack of other bags that I also like....

And I hope that someone out there has quirky taste such as myself.

Harmed in this project are:
A pinwheel that I imagine was destined for a quilt. It never made it past block stage, for which I am eternally grateful.
A scrap that was used on our living room couch (two couches ago) to mend a tear in the seating beneath the cushions. Before I lugged that charmer to the dump, I rescued that scrap, laundered it, and waited for its destiny. There it is- flanking the pinwheel.
On the edges of the bag is a lovely strip of fabric that looks sort of batik. It is a gift from Trinidad from Bonnie S. Gorgeous fabric.
The strap consists of:
a tea towel sampler with "Tuesday" stitching, and two puppies playing with string.
A tablecloth featuring a turquoise rooster; some more couch patch bits; another strip of Trinidad, and a piece of something spelling "SWEET".

(not unlike an "I SPY" book)

The inside (out)

A hanky forming three pockets on one side; and two remnants forming two pockets on the other.

Stone Ground.
And Sweet.
Does it get any better than that?
12" wide and 13" long.
7 pockets.
Bids begin at $25- Cdn and move up by a min of whole dollars.
This auction concludes at 9:30 pm cst, today, Monday February 8, 2010.


Kelli Moore said...

Beauuuuuuuuutiful, Joyce. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Janice said...

OMG, Joyce. You never cease to amaze me. WOW that is gorgeous. Just when I think I have seen the pinnacle of your creativity - you outdo yourself again.

I also have way too many bags, or I would want this one.

Anonymous said...


Ms. Caddywumpus said...

If only the stitching said "Wednesday"...

Just kidding! LOVELY!
I bid $45

Please can I have a bag?

Ms. Wumpus

tanya said...

what a great mix of colours. Lovely!

Ms. Caddywumpus said...

Maybe I should just add that I just got a big job promotion and would love to spoil myself with a new bag...may I request something with a pony theme? Horseshoes, basketweave detailing, that sort of stuff? I promise to continue bids over $75 OK? OK!

Ms. Caddywumpus said...

p.s. My bid is only $45 - maybe everyone got scared off by me mentioning $75 for the pony bag? Maybe, just maybe, I'll get a bag today!

joyce said...

aw, darn. Caddy- I was just writing up a requisition for that $75....

Kidding, kidding.
Hey- maybe today is your day!

joyce said...

Its yours.... Its really yours!

send your mailing address to;
and let me know if you want to pay with cheque or paypal.