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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Roses from Down Under


I'm such a lucky duck! I won a surprise RAK last month from a dear blogging buddy named Vickie of  Vickie's Crafting blog in Australia! Vickie is a very talented quilter and seamstress and let me tell you, this is one beautiful bag. Just look at this craftsmanship.

It's so well-made, I could probably carry a ton of bricks in here - not that I would, it's far too precious! It's lined with pockets inside. I will use it to carry my crochet projects when I'm on the go so that I can do some (legal) hooking in the park, in the doctor's waiting room or anywhere.




















Thanks so much, Vickie, for this lovely handmade bag and card. You couldn't have picked a better flower pattern than this. It's perfect! Receiving this surprise gift in the mail this morning really made my day!


Here's Gizzy investigating the package from Australia when I got it out of the mail box this morning...and on the right he's proudly posing with mommy's gifts!
 







I also found some gardenias growing on the bushes around here yesterday afternoon, so I selfishly took some home to scent my apartment. I can't help it, I just love smelling gardenias and I appreciate their white beauty.








They look and smell heavenly!

Wishing you all a blessed day.

16 comments:

Beverooni said...

The smell of Gardenias is one of my favorite scents. I wish I had some in my home right now.

What a fantastic bag. That will be really nice to take your projects around in. I love the rose fabric. Very chic!

Faith said...

Ooooh, this is so pretty Doris, you are a lucky duck. Flower anythig never ever goes out of style..I like the colors too.congratulations

gin said...

that is such a lovely bag. and, my gardenias are blooming too. I should go pick me a bouquet right now. they do smell so good.

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Oh hast Du ein Glück was für eine schöne Tasche! Ich warte auf Briefenmarken aus Australien. Meine Brieffreundin dort hat für meine kleine Nichte ( 9 Jahre welche gesammelt und schickt sie mit ein paar Postcarten hoch!
Ja nun sag doch mal wie können wir das Wetter tauschen? Mein Sohn hatte heute bundesjugendspiele. Sonst in Sportsachen ja kein Problem aber 4 Stunden in kurzer Hose bei 11 Grad, unmöglich!
Also Bundesjugendspiele in langer Hose und Sweatshirt.
Ich freue mich immer über deine vielen Kommentare. Meisten lache ich immer herzlich drüber. Ich freue mich richtig das du immer auf meinen Blog schaust.
bis Bald
Doris

gwengoods said...

Very nice bag, Doris. Happy Wednesday!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh I love your bag Doris...how beautiful! I had to giggle at your hooker comment...you crack me up!

Gardenias are one of God's earthly delights aren't they?

You are a lucky, lucky girl and I am soooo happy for you! You deserve it with all that you do for others...it is nice to have it turned your way!

You have a blessed day too!
xx

debbie said...

HAPPY WEDNESDAY DORIS,
IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WAS BY AND I WANTED TO DROP IN AND SAY HELLO.
CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE BEAUTIFUL BAG. I LOVE THE COLORS.
YOUR CROCHETING IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS. I LOVE THE POLISH STAR YOU DID.
THE GARDENIAS ARE STUNNING AND BOY DO THEY SMELL GOOD. I KNOW YOU REALLY ENJOYED THEM. PRESS THE BLOOMS IN A HEAVY BOOK AND THEN YOU CAN GLUE THEM TO A DESIGN AND PLACE IN A PICTURE FRAME..I HAVE BEEN PRESSING ROSE PETALS.
STOP BY AND SEE ME.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Congratulations! That is one beautiful bag! Even Gizzy thinks so! (He's so adorable.)

Jane

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Those roses are so pretty in that pattern.

Gizzy is giving the gardenias a run for their money -- who is sweeter? I think he wins.

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Hallo Doris Mail mir mal Deine Adresse, ich habe hier noch eine ganz Kleine und die wird sicher nicht so teuer !
die schicke ich Dir mit Vergnügen
Tschüss
Doris

glor said...

The gardenias are beautiful. They must be so lovely inside. And the bag your received, what a beauty it is. Lucky Lady!

Vickie said...

Hi Doris,
I am so glad the bag arrived safely and that you really like-I read back and back thru on your blog trying to depict what fabric I would use and felt I would be safe with the fabric I used....t'was my pleasure to make it for you,cheers Vickie

Sandi (Meme) said...

How fun to be a winner! I haven't ever won anything, so I keep thinking that my time is coming! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my shabby lampshades. Love having visitors! Have a wonderful week!

Crafty Witch said...

Omg, the bag is lovely! Lucky you!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love the gardenias too. My mom had one and every time I smell them I think of her. Thanks for your discussion on my VTT post. I agree with you about knowing the Bible from Sunday Mass, I was trying to explain to other religions why we do not speak of studying the bible as a lot of denominations do. I did not like all the change of Vatican II, but what do you do? There were some good things that came out of that, although there is much I miss.
Blessings
QMM

Samantha G said...

Good for you for taking gardenias, cause next time you walk past who knows- the bush might be chopped down and gone! Take advantage while they are there!

That bag does look amazing, I wish I knew how to sew that nicely. I had a couple of custom tote-bags made by a fellow crafter back in Maryland a while ago and I use them for everything! What a great win for you!