Thursday, 17 May 2007

FLOWERS AND BAGS


I have been trying new settings with my camera! I am quite happy with the results, especially with the picture of the poppy. Red and purple, that´s an inspiration for a quilt! I love roses and that one was given to me by some dear friends. The bush is big (over 2 meters, or 7 feet), it is very robust against deseases and it has flowers the whole summer. Plus the roses smell lovely.

I have been making some bags or pouches. Danijela has been making some lovely ones as well and Fiona too. I think I saw some on a french blog as well but I can´t remember where! The blue one was made with some left-over triangles from my sampler blocks and the grey one with a nice wide ribbon from a local weaving mill. On Saturday I am going to a textile fair where this weaving mill will be present as well as stores with hats, perls, buttons, felt, wool, etc... I will try to take pictures and not to spend too much!


10 comments:

Fiona said...

Great bags - I like the embroidery. Do you think I have started a craze in blogland? I hope so.

Bea said...

Looking forward to the pics from Schloss Lüntenbeck!

Dawn said...

I love your bags! And your camera takes excellent photo's!

Gail said...

Excellent pics of the flowers. While I admit a fondness for roses, that poppy is extraordinary!

Laurie Ann said...

Love the flower pics! You could make some great greeting cards with those!

Sooziii said...

Your bags are great - they seem to be popping up on a lot of blogs. I just love the flower pictures especially the poppy, wonderful.

atet said...

Love the bags! Can't wait to see what you buy at the textile fair, and don't feel the need to limit your spending on OUR account ;0)

qusic said...

perhaps we'll meet at Schloss Lüntenbeck as we met before at Quilt Cabin where you chose border fabrics for your mother's/aunt's quilt.

Finn said...

Hi Gwen, thank you so much for stopping by at my blog and leaving a comment. *VBS* Always nice to see a new face.
I think your flower pictures are just lovely, your camera must be a winner for sure!
And I scrolled down to see some of your projects, and it sure looks like you accomplish alot. The students work is wonderful! And I love your red quilt..*VBS* I know just what you mean about the 12" blocks looking to big once we begin to work on other sizes..LOL, I have such a hard time making a 12" block these days.
Keep up the great work. Hugs, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Those bags are great and are starting to pop up everywhere!
I am camera shopping at the moment and those photos are great, if you get a minute could you tell me what type it is and how it's going, Tracey