Wednesday, February 13, 2013

True Friends Tote Bag .....


I have been doing a bit of blog reading... but little commenting....

having a wonderful time with my rellies... Hubz has taken them off to the big smoke to watch live cricket and I am taking advantage of a few hours of quietness and finished off my February SAL tote bag

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Can you see the broken needle?

I hardly ever break needles

this one went straight through my finger


no pain really... nice quick in and out

I nearly fainted from the thought of it though 

I was quilting the back of this pretty little bag


I'm a bit cross with myself as I didn't do the satin stitching of the hearts on the trees and the flowers

I just got too excited to make the bag 


... did the hatch quilting on the back - there's no blood on it!!!....


I was surprised how lovely and big it is 16" x 12" 

.... will hold lots of fabric ....

True Friends Tote Bag

made as part of the Stitch-a-long

from Red Home book by Natalie Bird

I love it....

Righto, Gotto Go...  

51 comments:

  1. oh nooo Fiona i hope your finger heals quickly,i have done that myself many years ago and it hurts like hell.
    I absolutely love your version of this bag i looks so fresh and gorgeous,well done on a beautiful finish,have a great day my friend.xx

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  2. oUCH!!! Sending healing hugs ;-)
    the bag looks gorgeous!!!

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  3. Yikes! That sounds truly painful! I would have fainted, for sure! But the tote is beautiful!

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  4. I feel your pain! Your bag looks great well worth the pain I'm sure.

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  5. How long since your last tetanus shot? This needle accident may require another needle...
    I did the same thing, while sewing binding on a customer's quilt...was worried more about getting blood on the quilt (I didn't, thankfully!) than I was about my finger. Hubby sent me right off to the doc to get a tetanus shot. Seemed like double punishment to me!

    Your tote bag is lovely! So much pretty going on there that the needle mishap is almost worth it!
    You must definitely keep this one for yourself!

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  6. Fiona the bag is gorgeous, well done my friend♥
    Oh the thought of a needle going through my finger, ouch - wouldn't want blood on those gorgeous fabrics!
    The no-satin-stitch looks fine, but I know what you mean about just wanting to get the bag made x

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  7. So pretty and how nice that no blood got on the bag! I hope the shock doesn't hit you later on. What a big OUCH!

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  8. Oh OW! You're lucky ... if you really didn't feel any pain ;) I've done that before I few times, and it truly hurt each and every time!! ... The bag is gorgeous!! I love the fabrics you've used in it! They look amazing all together like that!! ... Hoping your next foray into sewing will be a little safer ;) !! x

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  9. Very nice bag....it made me feel a bit faint thinking of your pain.

    Helen

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  10. Oh your poor finger. How is it now? Needles and rotary cutters are nightmares sometimes. Your bag still turned out beautifully.

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  11. I super like your bag. Been reading lots about the Red Home book in blogland. Hope it comes to Amazon Books soon. LOL
    Oh goodness, my skin prickled when reading how the needle went thru your finger. Thankfully I've not done that to myself yet. Hope your owie feels better soon.

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  12. I hope your finger recovers quickly...ouch!!
    I love your bag Fiona, lovely fabric choices!!

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  13. You have been quiet lately so thought maybe you were taking the time out with your relies. Love your bag, the quilting on it looks good. That's a bit rough to sew your finger. Ouch. Hope it is ok now.

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  14. I'm squirming in my seat at the thought of your poor finger! Hope it doesn't take too long to heal. It hasn't stopped you from making a lovely bag. I'm looking forward to seeing all the other bags getting finished too

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  15. Hello Fiona,

    Now you are into acupuncture too. A woman of many talents.You will certainly remember this bag making experience.Enjoy your lovely creation.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  16. Just the thought of your poor finger gives me the shivers! Glad you didn't get any blood on your sewing. Your bag looks gorgeous Fiona. My book has arrived but I'm not supposed to have it until Mother's Day (so hubby says). I'll give it a couple of week and he'll have forgotten about it! LOL!

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  17. Ouch! Not a good thing to do Fiona. No dirty dishes for you lol got to keep that finger clean. Love the bag and your embroidered panel looks great.

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  18. Ooh ouch, hope your finger heals soon, lovely bag, very pretty and so useful too

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  19. I totally agree 'ouch'....poor Bubz....love your bag,,,

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  20. Ouchy! Sewing can be deadly, can't it? That's a really cute bag.

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  21. Owww! Nasty needle!
    Lovely bag Fiona and cute fabrics :)

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  22. Sorry about your finger, but the bag looks wonderful! :0)

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  23. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
    Not something you want to do too often.
    Lovely bag and gorgeous stitching.
    Stay safe!

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  24. No wonder it broke, not made for sewing fingers!
    Lovely bag - if you want to do the satin stitch maybe you should make another one, there's still half a month to go?
    Beautiful work as always.

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  25. OUch! I agree on the tetanus shot! I hope it heals quickly. I think I WOULD have fainted!

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  26. Oh No!!! Glad it didn't break in your finger... I've done that . TWICE Silly me....

    Love your Friendship Tote...

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  27. OUCH @ the needle through the finger - I break needles frequently (2 or 3 a week, at least, lol) but haven't stitched through my finger yet. Fingers crossed!

    Beautiful bag - I especially love the prints on the back - so pretty!

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  28. Yikes, hope you didnt faint, as there was nobody home to catch you! Great bag, but think you need to keep your fingers to your self...its all mine!

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  29. Oh Fiona! what was your finger doing there!! You are only suppose to sew fabric! Hope it's not too painful. Loving your bag, no wonder your mind was wandering.... Hugs x

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  30. Poor you - but lucky no blood on the fabric. It looks great - there is no satin stitch on mine either, they can be twins.

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  31. That does sound sickening, no wonder you felt faint! The bag is lovely though, I like the pretty fabrics you chose, hugs Wendy

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  32. looks good, great fabrics.....
    owww for your finger, made my stomach turn and i m a nurse

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  33. Just love your bag Fiona - ooh the needle through the finger sounds painful

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  34. oh dear, trying to hold my stomach down... I am RIDICULOUSLY squirmish about things like that... are you sure you don't need to go to the hospital??

    the back is gorgeous, your stitching is beautiful, as ever and that fabric on the back, I'm in love - do you know what it is?

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  35. Oh, what a beautiful bag! Love your fabric combination, as well as the stitchery:-) 'Good luck with the SAL.
    Yes, i would have fainted, hope no trouble for you further on!

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  36. I felt sick reading about that needle in your finger :o( I dread that happening. Your bag is fabulous! Just don't mention the satin stitch and no one will be any the wiser ;o)
    Looks great and not bloodstained!!

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  37. Ouuuuuuuuuuchie!!! I may have just passed out after reading that. You poor thing!
    At least your bag is beautiful to make up for all that pain.
    xx

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  38. Ooh nasty sewing injury but very cute bag.

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  39. Ouch! Your bag is lovely, great fabrics...do you think it needs a retail therapy test drive to see just how much fabric it will hold? just a suggestion *LOL*....

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  40. Oh I hate broken needles, haven't had one go into me though thank goodness, hope you finger feels okay. Gorgeous version of the tote, just adore the fabrics you have chosen :)

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  41. Ouch on the needle but your bag is gorgeous , wonderful finish ! Hugs Sheila

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  42. OMG & no blood on the fabric either. I hope that has healed up nicely. Us quilters do live life on the dangerous side with all our tools. People just don't understand we do extreme crafting. If I hear a noise outside I often go out armed with a roller cutter. Love your fabric choices for the bag, gives it a lovely fresh, modern look. Tracee xx

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