Posts Tagged ‘stitching’

Headz up for Bags for Zaza TONIGHT!

June 17, 2008

Hover at your screen this evening with mouse in hand if you hope to own a Bag for Zaza.  My sister-in-law Jennie is putting up some more bags tonight to help bring Zaza home.  They rock!  Well, and I made some of them… so I’m biased.  (Down with homemade bias tape!)  www.bagsforzaza.blogspot.com.

Today was officially my first day with NUTHIN to do.  So we went to Goodwill… OK, I know that freaks out a few of my family members, but I hit pay dirt, baby.  It was $1 for pink tags.  I was looking for great fabric to sew bags for Zaza with, and let me just say, I’ll be stitching for a while.  I can’t spill all the beans, but I got a 3/4 length brown cashmere coat… for ONE DOLLAR.  Even the lining is gorgeous.  I came straight home and cut the left arm off.  It’s now the bottom of the bag pictured. 

And can I just send a thank you to heaven to my grandmother, her mother and my great-great aunties who stitched up a boatload of delicate linens…. for me to chop up and use on these bags.  Most of what I’m using was unfinished, and believe you me, I don’t have time to cut the additional 137  2″ hexagons to complete Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.  They are going for a great cause.  Please, no emails about me mutilating family heirlooms.  Honestly, I’m the only one who cares about vintage family treasures AT ALL. (Can I hear an AMEN, Christy?)