Friday, July 24, 2009

pink saturday :: quilted love

my first swap.
i was giddy and excited.
but it never came.
i figured... it was christmas season,
must have been lost in limbo
and landed onto somebody else's lap!

but ain't my partner the sweetest?
she sent a replacement!
it's not her fault,
but she wouldn't take NO for an answer.
she wrote... "I hope the recipients get it soon (one of these is a replacement and it had better get there this time!)"

well, i think the courier heard her, got scared, and delivered this to me...
















i can't believe that i actually have something from Simplicity. i frequent this site for free tutes and sewing techniques. and now, i have in my hands, one of their products because of her generosity. AND... can you see that pink fabric?




















it's actually this...




















it's a quilted tote bag in pink+brown on one side and orange+yellow on the other side. so it's like you have 2 bags in 1. she made it in my favorite color combinations. my husband saw me taking a picture of the pink+brown side - "nice"! then he went out. when he came back, he saw me taking a picture of the orange+yellow side. - "huh?! 2 bags?". me? i'm just so happy that i have a pink quilted bag from my partner! because i still can't figure out how to make a quilt. yes, i cant. maybe i will, one day.

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6 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Bette! Great post. Happy Pink Saturday. Love the quilted bag. Isn't that just precious, and so functional. Get one side dirty, flip it and nobody is any the wiser. I've signed up to follow your blog. It is precious. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you follow my blog as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bette, you got such fun stuff in your swap! I love your guilted bag.

Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hahahahahah oo nga unfair tsaka katakot. Though thankfully I have not experienced pa naman (sana nga hindi). Very disappointing noh? Oh well. natawa ako sa note na nilagay ng swap partner mo LOL

It's good this arrives safely. Cute ng bag. And I like the fact that you have two different designs in just one bag.

Happy Pink Saturday, Bette!

Mizpah,
Li

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift. And wasn't she wonderful to send a replacement? That is amazing...but I'm so glad she did. Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Claudia said...

Your swap gift is great! Glad you got the replacement. Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Had the Grands for a few days so I am a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday! We just had so much fun and time got away from me☺

But, I didn't want to miss all the pinkness that brings sunshine to my weekend. And, another cool, sun-less day. My gardens look horrible this year. Nothing is growing...sigh.

So, your sweet blog post is cheering me up! Thanks so much for giving me something pretty to look at other than the dark clouds outside my kitchen window.