I borrowed this photo from Linda , my photo of the group doesn't show my lovely bag all that well .
Last fall just before Karen set off to spend the winter in Texas away from the dreadful snow and cold weather she suggested we have an exchange which would take place the first time we got together in the spring . We each had the initial of the person we would exchange with and the decision as to what we would make for that person was up to ourselves . We enjoyed viewing the show first then set off into the lunch room to enjoy a cuppa and a cookie or two and exchange our gifts . What fun that was , it was so neat to see what each person had made . It seems three of us were thinking bags , each so different than the other .
Karen made Lesley a sweet sewing bag and I loved the fabric she choose to do the embroidery on .
I also made a bag for Linda , I had asked her what her favorite colour was and she told me turquoise so I went into Atlantic fabrics and found some batiks that I really liked and hoped she would too .
Now for the best of all , my gift from Lesley , a beautiful tote in blues , how did she know blue was my favorite colour :-)
This is the front with my initial and the back has another lovely embroidery , love it !
And we stitched happily ever after , isnt't that adorable . The bag is very nicely lined in a toile with lots of pockets for those important things we take along . Thanks so much Lesley , I will feel very special using this tote .
I am running a tad late but I want to show you a quilt that Karen brought along to show us , quite stunning .
I will share some photos of the quilt show tomorrow after I get home from quilting , I am on lunch tomorrow so it has been a busy day . You might want to join us ,we are having , lasagna, garlic bread, blueberry coffee cake with homemade blueberry sauce for dessert ,oh and I will make a salad in the morning and I already made a quinoa salad that is super yummy . Do I have you drooling yet ?
Thanks for stopping by today and I will see you tomorrow with more photos to share , unforunately my battery died so not that many to share .