Changing mid-stream

Happy Mothers' Day! I was delighted to have an early morning phone call from one of our sons who has been working in the USA for three weeks - even if I was in the shower!  Then there's been greetings from others in our family and a visit from one of our daughters-in-law and two of our grandchildren. It's the best present I could ever receive to have family love showered upon me!

Changing mid-stream 
I needed to change mid-stream this morning when I took my phone call - out of the shower - but it's not usually a real good idea to 'change horses midstream'. I confess though that I do it a lot in my designing! It's probably because I often commence a project before I have totally worked out the final plan! I love the flexibility, the inspiration that flows, and the excitement that the finished design looks nothing like what I had originally thought of!

Meet Daisy-Mae bits and pieces Bag:

It was going to be an old-fashioned, practical peg bag with a hole in the front to put your hands in and grab the pegs. Mid-stream it had a mind of its own and became a cottage! The roof opens under the buttons to store all your bits and pieces.

I enjoyed using some lovely variegated threads.

The cottage needed a name:

and a fussy-cut shade:

The pattern is in Handmade Magazine Vol 34 No 10.

It's also in my Craftsy Store if you don't have access to our Australian magazines:

This week is the big Queensland Quilter's Picnic which is being hosted by groups in our local area and I have been asked to have a stall. It's been fun working out what samples I will take and what patterns to print. If you are coming, make sure you say hello!

Keep an eye out next week for the next pattern in the free Block of the Month quilt,
You are Blessed.

Happy stitching!



Regina vicentini said...

Bom dia minha adorável amiga Val! Lindo o seu projeto de criação e com certeza vindo de seu próprio coração! Feliz dia das mães!
Beijo em seu coração!
Regina Vicentini!

sunny said...

Your little bag is adorable! Happy Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

How cute! I love what you made, and Daisy Mae is the perfect name. Have a great time at the QQP. I know your stall will be well visited!

Sisbabestitches said...

So cute! Sometimes letting loose creativity takes us to such fabulous unexpected places :)