Thursday, April 24, 2014

Giveaway, friends, and colouring...

It's amazing how much stitching gets done when you're laid low and unable to leave the house.
I've finished a number of new designs over the last 10 days, but yesterday I decided to finish the Rosedaisy Alphabet "V" block I coloured back HERE. I had begun the stitchery outline on the day I coloured the block, but then got so busy with other design commitments that it was put aside. 
Now it's almost finished and I love it!
Adding simple backstitch around all the elements of the design adds depth and definition...


I chose a peachy/brown thread, instead of yellow, for the rosedaisy centres...



...but stayed with complimentary threads for the remainder of the block.

I definitely think I'll be colouring some more of my designs in the future.
The pattern for this 26 block set is HERE as a pdf, and HERE as paper. 

 Yesterday I shared about the kookaburras, and how they magnified one of my favourite Scripture passages (Matthew 10: 29-31). Later in the day I remembered that I hadn't shown you this yet...


It's a tiny crocheted sparrow brooch, which was made for me by my dearest friend in all the world, Ruth, and lives perched on a pocket of the Preston Bag I made from Dawn's pattern last month...


Do you remember me making this bag? If not, check out THIS blog post for all the photos...



Both Ruth and Dawn are beautiful and faithful sisters-in-Christ to me, and to have Ruth's sparrow live on the bag that Dawn designed, is very precious indeed - a reminder daily of God's faithfulness in aligning my heart with such inspiring women. I am incredibly blessed to be called their friend.

After almost five years of emails, Dawn and I met face-to-face down in Melbourne last month, and before we left to return to our own states, she gave me an extra copy of her Preston Bag pattern!

So how would you like to win this paper pattern and make your own Preston Bag?!


This is Dawn's original bag, and as you can see it's very different in colour choice to mine...


 Dawn's is a very pretty pastel with a white background to the pocket block, whilst mine is a more subdued French inspired colourway with beige Osnaburg for the block.

 To enter the GIVEAWAY...

All you need do is leave one comment below telling me what colours you'd use to make your own version of this bag.
Brights, 30's, country, pastels??

Make sure you leave an email address or blog address in your comment so that if you win I can contact you.

One winner will be drawn on Wednesday, April 30th, and the giveaway is open worldwide.
Good luck!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner was Diann from New Jersey

Have a lovely day, everyone.
Breathe deep, smile wide, and count your blessings...

I count *you* as one of my blessings.

hugs



147 comments:

Bonniedoo said...

Love the bag pattern...........mine would be in blues as it is my favourite colour ever.

barbara woods said...

bright colors which I love, thanks

christa böckmann said...

Liebe Jenny, ich liebe diese Tasche genau so wie Du sie gearbeitet hast, in genau dieser
wunderschönen Farbgebung war ich sofort in sie sie verliebt und habe mir das Foto kopiert. Diese Anleitung zu besitzen wäre ein Traum für mich. Aber erstmal träume ich von "Shabby Roses Home Bom" und seh ihn im Geiste wachsen.
Vielen vielen Dank dafür.
Deine Christa Böckmann aus Germany (chroboe@gmx.de)

Vicki B said...

Love your bag. Mine would probably be in in 30's prints. I seem to have a thing for them right now. Hope you're feeling better. I had that crud for 5 days and didn't move for 2 of them. Glad you got something done.

Gill said...

Great bag pattern! My husband's family come from Preston England!
I'd make the bag in blues and greens!

Christine M said...

Getting lots of stitching done while not feeling well is the only bonus of being sick! You just can't do any housework! Your V is looking beautiful Jenny. I hope you and Mr E are fully recovered soon.

Elaine said...

Jenny, looking at the design again, I would use some lovely floral fabric left over from decorating my home. I didn't get to comment on yesterday's post but as I read about your gum trees and kookaburras, the little round I learned about them so long ago as a Brownie Scout came floating back and made me smile. Now I am glad to know what they are!

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh, I might go with pinks and reds. Such a pretty bag/pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jacqueline said...

Love the little crochet bird with the purse.. Yes you are blessed and I am too with wonderful friends.

I would go with fall colors - browns, greens and orange for my favorite time of the year.

Thanks for a chance.

Lorrie said...

A beautiful bag. It's lovely to have friends who share so much in common. I'd make the bag in blues and creams - my favourite colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

Grandma M said...

The bag is beautiful. I would make mine in browns, greens and reds as that's a large part of my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marsha said...

That is a beautiful bag! I might try it in Civil War fabrics, I think it would be lovely in whatever fabrics are used. Thank you for a chance in the giveaway and hope you are feeling better soon!

Janice said...

I love the bag. I would love to make it in shades of blue, or green, or wine or any number of colours!!!!

Terry said...

I need another bag, and this one is lovely! I'd make mine in either brights or darker Kansas Troubles fabrics. Or maybe both! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! :0)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi sweet Jenny! I have some wonderful "Nine Dots" fabrics by Carrie Nelson that would be my choice for this great bag! Also wanted to tell you that though wr don't have Kookaburras here in the US, I have loved thm since I was a young child and saw one at our zoo. I stood there listening to it laugh until my mom told me we had to leave. Now, who they are the first Birds that I seek out now when I go to the zoo, though i would prefer to see it free, in its own habitat...but even as an adult I still love them and I never leave until it has laughed for me!
I am keeping you and yours in prayer for God's blessed healing and comfort as always.
Big hugzzzz, Nancy Jo

Ellen Easter said...

I think I would go with some of the Bonnie & Camille fabric I have been saving for a rainy day. Better use it before my taste change lol. Thank for the chance to win such a beautiful design.

Joan A. said...

I would love to win! I would make my bag in reds and white with rework! LOVE it! kensbw@hotmail.com

celkalee said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. The bag is darling and would look wonderful in any colorway. I would like to try something in pastel greens and creams. Never a big green fan the beauty of this Spring has converted me and I am warming to pastel shades of many greens. Then again maybe French blues or bright pinks or purples. Well, it seems we should sign me up for every color of the rainbow! In any event, who ever is the fortunate winner will be thrilled with their prize. Thank you ever so much.

Jan Gunter said...

Oh Jenny you do such wonderful work and I am sooo Blessed that you share your designs with me and all the other folks!

I would make the bag in some lovely fat quarters that I bought a while back they are lovely blues, cream, and sliver with blue flowers and they would be just right for this with some lovely cream for the patches!

I hope that you get to feeling much better and can get out and about soon!! Hugs and Blessings Jan

Maricarmen Carles said...

I would like to try with pinks, green and yellows... And possibly sew another in recicled jeans...
And, please take care of you...!!! We need you!!!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! It is a lovely bag! I would make it in cream, purple and olive green shades...I think!

Susie said...

It's beautiful. I have only made one bag before which I gave as a gift. I would have to do this for me in florals. Thank you for the chance.

Sigi G said...

I think I would make mine in pastel colors - somehow I'm really drawn to them lately. Thank you your offer of this beautiful book in a giveaway!

Deb said...

Beautiful bag....I'd use shades of pink, red and aqua.

Anonymous said...

Hope today brings positive signs of improved health for yourself and Mr E Jenny, I would love to enter your competition for Dawn's gorgeous bag, both versions are lovely so I think I would go for brights, mainly red (my favourite colour) with a touches of green pink and purple. Best of luck to all who enter. The tiny sparrow is gorgeous, amazing, something so small to look so perfect. Hope today is a good one, at least you have been able to achieve lots stitching etc, love the colouring in too.
Judithann :-) (chesterbj@gmail.com)

Acres of Crafts said...

Sorry to hear you are still poorly. Hopefully you will be able to chase these bugs away once and for all. Love the design of the bag, I would make it in a country style/cath kidson fabric.

Victoria said...

I would make mine in red & aqua. And who wouldn't love to make one of these!
cottage_hill@symaptico.ca

LindaB said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. A lovely bag pattern. I have some French General fabric just wanting for such a project or maybe that pretty Bonnie and Camille fabric that I have been saving for something special. Yes isn't wonderful to be blessed with quilting and stitching friends .. LindaB linda@stationeryworld.net.au

Jusmom1 said...

I think I would go with 30's fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosemary Harding said...

I would make mine in light purple and dark purple with small flowers fabric.
I would love to win thank you for giving me a chance to.
Glad you are feeling better now.
Warriorlady2@yahoo.co.uk

Jenny S said...

Olive greens and deep red florals. My favourite combinations. Glad you seem better.
jlschulz44@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I would use pastels - I'm using them a lot these days. Glad you are doing better!

Sarah said...

I am very much into light blue and red at the moment, so I'd probably do something with that, adding a splash of dark pink and yellow! I also appreciated your kookaburra post; I also love the Lord. :) sarah@forrussia.org

Edi said...

Jenny, Your alphabet stitchery is absolutely breath-taking. I've done fabric coloring and absolutely love the different effects you get from adding that texture.
As for the Preston Bag: I would love a blue and yellow combination in a various prints.
Hope you are on the mend, God bless.
ecsokmay@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

Oh the bag is lovely, I would use a floral fabric with pink and mint green. sher47exsp@gmail.com. Thanks so much for a chance to win the giveaway.

Renea said...

This bag looks so summery to me sew I would use pastels. Thanks for the great giveaway.

CalamityJr said...

I hope you're finally on the mend. Just don't overdo since you've not been feeling well for so long, please! I would use spring colors - the green of new grass, yellow daffodils, and probably a little blue or purple. Thanks for sharing!

JudiH said...

Love the bag I would make mine in pastels mostly blues. The little broach looks so sweet on it. Don't good friends make all the difference in your life. jharlond@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would do it in your colorways. What a lovely bag ! You are very generous ! alwayssewing@comcast.net.

Melissa Miller said...

Your bag is quite lovely. I especially like that floral print. I'm a sucker for 1930s, so that would probably be my choice.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your bag! Not sure.....Maybe with a little red....grin.

Ruth B said...

Colors would be a tough decision for me. I love pastels and variegated threads but for a bag I think I would want something darker so it wouldn't show dirt as much. Maybe I would go with some black dots and red prints. That would be fun and practical!

Judy1522 said...

I would make mine in pastels and the sparrow brooch on yours is adorable.

Baa. xxx said...

Shabby chic pastels would make a beautiful bag!

quiltingmieke said...

hello, what al lovely pattern, I think every one woud like to win it, so first I wish everyone good luck, and may the pattern bring you a lot of joy by making and using it.
I think any color will bring this lovely pattern a life, but for now , my favorite season is coming, so I like the summery colors, pink, yellow, light bleu...mmmm I am dreaming.....big hug Mieke from belgium
martinevanreet@telenet.be

Lisa Acevedo said...

Hi Jenny. Hope you are fully recovered soon. I also managed to get a lot if stitching or crocheting done while I am sick. I could be too sick to do a lot of things but usually not crafting. I really love this bag and would probably make it in a multitude of different color ways. My first choice would be in shades if purple as that is my favorite color. Thank you for the opportunity. My email is craftingmomma07@gmail.com. Hope you have a blessed day!

marygabriella said...

Ho dimenticato, l'indirizzo e-mail è: marinagenovesi@live.it

Thoeria said...

I just revisted the post you did on colouring in, and will have to go to the art shop this weekend and see if I can find some Primacolours! I would not be able to do the pattern any justice ....so will not be putting myself in the drawing for it :) But it really is a gorgeous design! I like your colour choices....if I ever have the skill to do something like that I'd definitely choose similar fabrics...maybe a bit more autumny colours as the weather is cooling down this side!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jenny, there is already a big smile on my face while Reading your blog. I love the pattern and blue is one of my most favorite colors, I will use blue colors for the bag.
With love, Ann,
r.vanderveen07@knid.nl

Di Schlenk said...

Thanks for your kindness Jenny. How would I use the bag? I'd fill it with library books! Just love audio books when sewing.

Lesley UK said...

Hi Jenny, I think I would use brights, although I love shabby chic, and black and silver and green and blue and.......Well, you see my problem. Blessings

Lee said...

I would love to make in some fall colors! thanks!

Annette said...

I loved this bag when you were making yours, I thought then that it would look stunning in "pinks and greens". Take care Jenny, hope you & your family continue to feel better. Annette........pascoea@rocketmail.com

Robin in New Jersey said...

How pretty! I would probably use something blue since it's my favorite color.

elliesue said...

Hello Jennifer,
I love this bag, and the two finished versions. I would choose brights they are my favourites.
I pray you are over the dreaded 'lergy, and are feeling a lot better.
Elaine

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'd make this bag in BRIGHT and BOLD colors!
Best wishes for continued recovery from the goop.

KatheG said...

I would do this bag in bright colors. Hope you will be up and about soon. Love your words and work. Thanks.

Donna Pheneger said...

I think I would do the bag in earth tones. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Hope you're up and around soon. I'm also laid up as I had surgery on my foot. Still have to watch the grands though! ;-)

Sybil said...

I love batiks and greens so I would go to that first. Thank you so much for your blog. It is so inspiring for me. I haven't done hand embroidery since I was in my early 20's and I am in my 50's now. email addy: farscapegal at yahoo dot com

Mel Mey said...

Hi Jenny just love the bag I would love to make in bright pansy material lots of brights.
thanks for a lovely blog
Hugzz

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, thankyou for your generosity for this giveaway. I would like to make this bad from my stash left overs of various plums through purples and mauves with splashes of green and a little gold to bring it to life
Sue Evans
quirkyquilter@mcmedia.com.au

maggie said...

Jenny, first of all I hope this finds you feeling better than when you wrote this "give away" article. If I were to win, I would love colors like yours. I love those florals and dots and soft colors. Oh the bag, the things one could put in it. I love how it sits upright and you have enough room to get into with both hands even. Also I would LOVE to do the embroidery. I have learned so much in embroidery this last year that I get all giggly to think of a new project and what a cool project this is. Good luck to everybody. Big hugs to you from Texas, USA my email is: dmp823@gmail.com Thanks Jenny, Dianne Pilotte

lapappilon said...

hello
pastel colors .....

spherical and non-figurative motifs samples a budding tree .....

kisses

Eva

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a lovely pattern. I have some 30's prints that would look great in that bag.

Gloria J W said...

I think that it would have to be brights...but maybe then country would look good as well. Well maybe I would have to make two versions. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. My email is gc.gjwellington@hotmail.com
Cheers Gloria

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenny, I'd like this in lilac and purple and blue and green and yellow and pink and red, in fact, one in every rainbow colour. Gill. gillmartyn@outlook.com

grammajudyb said...

In keeping with my "use it up" mantra for this year, I could make it in 30's, or USA patriotic, or batiks. I think it would be really attractive just plain scrappy. Oh, the possibilities!

Jennifer Gail said...

Very pretty. I love 30's reproductions in pink and aqua:) thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny love your work, I would make the bag in country colours or even scrappy batik fabrics. Keep up the good work. xx ....Josie .... josiealoisi@gmailcom

Courtenay Hughes said...

You do such lovely work! I think I would make my bag in soft colors similar to yours. Have a great day!

Diane N said...

What a cute bag! I would make one in bright colors!

Kathleen said...

Such a pretty bag! Given the chance, I would do it up in pink and green...like 99% of everything I do.
http://monaiguilleetmavie.blogspot.com/

anniebeez said...

Love this bag Jenny! Thanks for the opportunity, tho I never win anything! LOL! But I would probably make mine in brights, as that is what I am into these days!

Frankie Ann said...

Really cute bag! I love country colors so I would probably do it in burgundy, blue, maybe some cream colors. Love all your designs.

Chris said...

I love my pinks & tone-on-tones but I would make this purse for my oldest granddaughter that's so special to me. THANK YOU ever so kindly for giving us this chance to do some of your work.
Chris from WI, USA
hondaman@tds.net

quiltcat said...

oh, I would make this bag from the rest of the fabrics from shabby rose quilt. this looks very beautiful. hope I have a chance to win.
wish you a wonderful week
mg elfriede

KimM said...

I'd make it in blues - my favorite color. Thank you for then chance!!!
KimWisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com

CFZ Watcher of the Skies said...

Thanks for the chance of winning this great giveaway. I think I would probably go for pale greens and cream. Have a lovely week over there with gorgeous kookaburras.
Corinna from Devon in the UK
igraine56@gmail.com

Mandy Currie said...

This bag is gorgeous, thank you for the opportunity, I would make it in country colours, it would be a change for me and something exciting to make. Thank you. Kind regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

desertskyquilts said...

I love her design. I can see the bag in SO many color combinations. I think maybe some fabric I bought from the Utah company, Modern Yardage, which prints each order as it comes in. I bought some wonderful blues and yellows and greens from the Earth to Sky collection.

Gaye said...

Love this pattern, but I love all that you do. I would do it in blues.

Charlene McCullough said...

I truly love both color schemes used. I will no doubt use pale green, very light yellow, and a little lilac. Would also love to have a tiny sparrow on mine but I don't crochet well. The bag pattern is about the size I like. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. I would so like win. Thanks.
katztoo at exede dot net

Vania Jacomassi said...

Olá Jenny, linda esta bolsa adoraria faze-la em tons pastéis de rosa e cinza ou em tons terrosos como tijolo e areia (bege), só não sei se ficaria tão linda quanto os teus projetos, mas tudo bem.
bjos.
vaniajacomassi@uol.com.br

Tammy said...

oh that lil bridie brooch is so adorable. Love the bags. The different color ways sure does make it look so different. What about pinks and greens ten again I do love the aqua, turquoise and reds also. Thank you or the chance to enter the pattern giveaway.

wendy said...

I love the bag! I would use pastels for myself but if I made it for my friend I would use brights and definitely some bits of orange. Thanks for a chance to win and I hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

The bag is so cute and I would use bright colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win this little cutie. Judi
judib@gvtc.com

cecilia.cascais said...

hello,I love your embroidery ,they are beautiful
I definitely wore pastel colors
amazing embroidery
love

Oh Sew Addicted said...

I love the bag. Your stitchery is beautiful! I would use a print with red and turquoise!

kim leavens said...

Hi Jenny, I do hope you are feeling better everyday. I remember seeing your post when you made this bag and I loved it! If I win I will be making mine in shabby blues and gray with touches of pink. Such a sweet give-away, thank you for the chance.

eva said...

Lindo! Eu amei!
E decidi pelos tons pastéis, mas fica lindo de qualquer jeito!
bjssss, Eva
ekastecki@hotmail.com

Joan H. said...

I would make it of pinks and gray so it would harmonize with my summer clothes.

sandrarumsey said...

I would choose pastels for springtime. Thanks for the chance.

Bonnie58 said...

Yellows, creams, blues, spring green colours for me . I would love to make the bag. Thanks so much for sharing

Timecard24 said...

Hi Jenny, hope you feel better. love this bag. I see my bag in soft pinks and greens. akecare.

Gloria said...

Beautiful bag. I would make mine in pastels to go with the rose fabrics I love . glor_255@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

I think I would do it in blues and greens.
bveinotte at juno dot com

earth visitor said...

I love your work and Dawn's - wish I had a wonderful crafty friend near me

Vjquilter said...

I would make the bag with 30s fabrics as I have acquired a rather healthy stash of 30s fat quarters!

Nellie Duclos said...

I love to embroider but have a difficult time finding great designs. I'm glad I stumbled on your website. My favorite color is yellow but it doesn't always show up well on embroidery, so I'd like to use other pastels. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great pattern.

Linda said...

Gorgeous bag. I think I would do it in shabby chic colours.

QuilterLaura said...

My son is getting married and they chose powder blue with a touch of red for their wedding, I love the combination and would make it for them.

Cindy said...

I would use pastels which would include pink, my favorite color. Thanks for the chance to win. Glad you are feeling better.

Nancy in IN said...

I would use reds and blues. It is a great bag and I hope to win so I can make.

Farm Quilter said...

Love the bag! Pinks and blacks for the first 5, then brights, pastels, florals...how many can I make?? With 7 daughters, 2 sister-in-laws, 3 nieces and 2 granddaughters, I think I'll be making a bunch of them if I were so lucky as to win this great pattern!

Glenise Magnano said...

Would love to make this bag in pastels as they are so pretty and my fave at the moment. Jenny thank you for your inspirational blog and gorgeous stitching. Fingers crossed I win as I am itching to be stitching. My email address is: yarragirl2@hotmail.com Thank you. Glenise

Susan said...

This is a great pattern - I think I would make mine in turquoise and aqua - I have a fat quarter bundle here waiting to be invited to play!

Wendy said...

that is a beautiful pattern...I would make it in jewel tones as I think it would be gorgeous in those colors...thank you for such a generous giveaway, and thank you to Dawn for such a wonderful pattern.

Edna Clark said...

Jenny, I have this pattern on my wish to buy list. If I was lucky to get this pattern I would make one for my sister in a 30's fabric of green and white (her favorite color is green) And one for me in shabby roses blue. I want to get the pattern anyway so I can make bags for gifts for some friends. It is one of the loveliest bags I have seen. I made for a friend last month one your totes and forgot to take a photo of it to send you. I love all of your patterns. They are the best of all I have seen on the web and in stores. I pray you can keep designing for a long time. loulouc6ok6@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny - so pleased to hear both of you are on the road to recovery.
Thank you for the opportunity to be in it to win it - and as you know Im the queen of black and white - that bag would look beautiful in black and white with a touch of red - the hexi badge Maria made me would have a pride of place on that as well :)
Take care of you both, kind regards Helen

Águeda said...

Hola Jenny. Muchas gracias por otro sorteo más. Yo haría la bolsa en marrón claro, marrón oscuro y con algún toque de verde y granate. Gracias por tu generosidad. Besos.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the colors you used.

Kathy Stickney-Klaus said...

OMG what a gorgeous bag!!!!! I am a "pastel" type but with this bag I think I might go with the brights. Or even better one of each!!!!! I love ALL your designs, thank you so much for sharing. Glad you and Mr. E are feeling better....

Debbie Kelly said...

What a cool looking bag !!! As usual your work is outstanding Jenny!! I would do this in pretty spring pastels...Thanks Debbie Kelly Http://somewhereinstitches.blogpsot.com

bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com said...

Am so happy you are feeling better. I live the bag and would make it for a friend in blues her favorite color. Thank you for sharing!

lozsantsew@yahoo.com.au said...

Hello Jenny. I think both Dawn's and your bag are lovely. I would use a combination of burgundy, dusty pinks and pretty greens. I also find Jacobean or Paisley prints hard to resist. Thank you both for the competition. Good to hear you and Mr. E are recovering. Regards Loretta

Alexandra Abarca said...

Que lindo sorteo, para el bolso me encantaría usar una flores pequeñas en tonos alegres, muchas gracias por el sorteo.
Su técnica de pintar con lápices de colores la he realizado y me encanta.
Ale
Costa Rica
aleabarca612@gmail.com

Lin said...

Hello Jenny. Your V has turned out really beautiful. I loved the bag when I saw it the fist time and would love to make one too. I would love to make it in pretty pruples and greens. Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern. xx

StitchinByTheLake said...

My husband and I are traveling to England this summer to visit the home and churches of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. What a perfect bag that would be to take with me! Colors - I love the pastels but your French country beiges would win out I think. :) blessings, marlene

Rian said...

What a great give-away. I think I would choose the bright ones, but it also can be less bright. One thing is for sure: there will be blue in it. That is my favorite.

Jess said...

Happy colors, probably bright yellows and reds.

Lyn said...

That is a wonderful giveaway! Mine would be in the blues. Thanks so much

Unknown said...

The bag pattern is really nice and I would use Tans, Greens and Pastel Colors. Your blog and newsletters are such inspirations they always make mw feel better after visiting with you. Thanks for all the work you do to help us create our own projects. SandyB

Diann said...

I think pastels that are on the bright side would look nice. I might try that, or I might go for country colors-not my usual choice but I think they would look good on this bag.

Miss Nancy said...

I love this pattern and your work. I would use the pastel pinks, pastel yellows, and white to make this bag. maybe even a pastel blue. Thank you for this great giveaway! Your blog and newsletter are always good for my spirit.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Márcia Mattos said...

I loved the bag and its pattern! hope who winl also loves it!
Thanks for great giveaway!
Love
Marcia

shan said...

The Preston bag is simply delicious!! Love love the colors and patterns you both chose! Should I win, I would then have to make three bags! One for my little sister, that one would be in 30's prints as it is her favorite. The second for my mother, hers would be in the country colors as she loves the hues of the country. The third would be for my mother-in-law, and I would make hers in the 30's, as she loves the deep colors from the 30's. Oh no! I would then have to make a fourth Preston bag! One for myself!! I would make mine with a very adorable elephant print I have been saving and add soft paisleys, my two loves!! Sorry so long!!

Feel better soon, Jenny! You are so loved!

Anonymous said...

My favorite colors are blue and yellow with a light purple sounds like it wouldn't work but it all pulls together. So that is the colors I would use. Thanks for the free giveaway. shawfox1@yahoo.com
Dee Shaw Idaho

Anonymous said...

I love this bag and I love your blog... I am a follower from germany and it is good for practice my english and see wonderful things :-) Think that coulorful patches will look beautyful with this bag. So I choose red and green and blue and what I will have in my storrage. Thanks for this opportunity to win :-)
petra
petra_breit@yahoo.de

chrissie said...

I love this pattern and look forward to making it... just need to buy the material. Although I think the pastel colour way make for a very sophisticated bag, I think I would choose silvery grey with a pop of Fuschia! Of course the minute I get to the material shop and see the range of colours I will almost certainly change my mind!

Cheryll said...

I'm back today as I couldn't leave a comment yesterday...don't know why... Anyways I would love to have a chance to win this fab pattern. Fingers and toes crossed xx. Thanks for being so generous :)

Ju said...

Olá Jenny!
Seria uma benção ganhar uma bolsa tão linda. Eu também usaria tecidos em cores pastéis, pois são suaves e combinam com o bordado.
Beijinhos
Ju
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BRASIL!!!

apple blossom said...

oh, cool. I'm working on a crazy quilt block I was thinking of making a bag out of...I'd love to win this pattern thanks. I'd use colors...I love color. bright, colorful, and flowers (a woman's best friend) ;P thanks for the chance to win

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Barb66 said...

I am usually a brights fan but I love the soft colors in your bag!

Kristina Kristinka said...

I love your design, it's adorable! I'd choose the same, because it's perfect!
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Isa Val said...

thanks for chance! love it!
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maybe pastel's colours!

gemma said...

I love yours. I'd choose the same! The grey (or licht blue) red white it's amazing!
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Lyn said...

I'd be tempted to use some Joel Dewberry fabric I've been hoarding...ummm...saving...for the right project.

Lline said...

I'm thinking of using a bunch of scrap batiks pieces to make 'new fabric' with some alternating larger pieces and I have a nice piece of the palest yellow batik for the stitchery. I have a couple of medium sized bins of small bits and bobs I save for applique. Batiks make some of the best flowers and leaves with their gentle shadings. Thanks to you and Dawn for giving us the chance to get this pattern.

Mai Tran said...

I'd definitely go with a pastel blue as background, then striking colors for decorative details: red, royal blue or green. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Greetings from Finland. koukkunokka@anvianet.fi.

Anita Kennett said...

Forgot to give you my e-mail. Neter8@gmail.com. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would use greens and pink as they are a favorite combination. I really enjoy reading your blog and enjoy all the wonderful scenery you show. e-mail mhuewe@redlake.k12.mn.us

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Both bags are beautiful, but I think I would use some of the Bloomin Fresh by Deb Strain fabrics. Nice, flowery and colorful.

aus_chick said...

i think i'd use brights!

Fany Ayanomori said...

Hi Jenny, I love your bags. It's really beautiful. And the design is really lovely.hehehe
I think I'd use baby blue colour or soft purple.. It would looks lovely..
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Helena Oops said...

Thank you for this great giveaway!
The bag pattern is so cute, if I had the chance to win it, I would love to use bright or pastel colors: rosa,green,blue,yellow...
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Fingers crossed!
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tesssetalice said...

hI lovely patern i play with pleasure thanks :)
If i had the chance to win i think i use pastel colors
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Debbie P said...

Lovely designs!! I would use blue, green and yelow to make a bight and cheerful bag :)