Monday, August 4, 2008

Just Before The Storm!!!

Today was a hot steamy day. I stayed outside and watched as the cement got poured for our workshop. Have you ever seen a cement truck with a neck like this. I wish my neck was long and skinny.... Oh well, back to the story. These young men worked really hard in this hot weather.

Do you see the guy closest to us with the belt on, he was working the truck from that control, amazing. I remember when my Dad and others would pull that concrete all over the place, you talk about a work out. Here are a few more pictures.

TaDah!!! Here it is all finished. What a mess in the yard... Why do buildings look so small with just the slab? It's going to be 30X50 building with a 20' covered front area. I'm so glad they got this poured today, because we are in the path for the tropical storm out in the Gulf.

Part 2

Now I thought I would show you a purse I had done, which I call it my mistake bag. When I taught sewing in my shop a lady had cut all her strips to small. A measurement that wasn't in the quilt pattern. So when she got to the class, she just threw them in the garbage. OH MY, I grabed them up and told her she could use them in another project and she said no they are just to small 1 1/2" strips. She insisted she did not want them and bought more fabric.

I wish I had taken a picture of the bag I made her out of the strips. I had it all made when she came to the next class and she decided then, you can use all your fabric for something.

This bag spread like hot cakes and everyone wanted to do them, so I started doing classes making them. I have pictures of my bag, I tried to put each persons personality in each bag I would make if they purchased them. Anyway, thought this would give you some inspiration.

Can you tell mine is so full with quilting and magazines it's about ready to bust. It has pockets all inside and a long straps for handles.


Stina said...

Oh I´m so glad you picked those strips up...I do say this to everybody who throw to big pieces in the tidybin... and this bag is proof of´s gorgeous...and once again a beutiful act of are one of the kindest persons I starting to learn... :o)

Helena said...

There are no "to small" strips, and what a kind way to show it to that lady! I liked that bag, beautyful!

Brook said...

That shop is going to be wonderful for you! I know the feeling of excitement you are experiencing.

Beautiful bag!


Diana Lyn said...

my you have been busy! I left you something on my blog! :o) also come over and play!!!!!!!! Diana L

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comment.

Your purse is beautiful!!! I love all the vibrant colors you have used.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comment.

Your purse is beautiful!!! I love all the vibrant colors you have used.

Catherine said...

What a bag from those strips! It is beautiful. Your shop is looking great. Nice looking aprons too. It`s all good!

Lilly said...

The purse is great! You are so talented. I can copy but I can't seem to come up with an original. Your shop is going to be wonderful I am sure. I have seen one of those cement cranes before! My son had to have one when he had the foundation poured for his house on a steep grade near a lake. It is amazing what they can do!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Bonnie I love your bag - that's the perfect size for carrying everything you need for a class! I try to salvage all my leftover stuff but right now my leftover stuff overfloweth. :) After these next few UFOs I'm going to organize them. Blessings, marlene

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh dear Bonnie, Please stay safe from that storm. I never watch the news and didn't know about the storm until reading about it at several blogs so I checked up on it at the Your strips tote is so cute. You are so talented. Love seeing the work on your shop. You are going to love it when it is finished.

Connie said...

Hey, sweet "calamity" chick!! Thanks for the comment on my blog about the sofa table. Looks like it's running unopposed for the table to be further down the wall. I don't think I can put a "big" chair there as it's an "access" route to the other side of the house, but a small one I picked up in Calif. would be great there!

Noowwww, I wanna talk about that shop! I'm jealouuuuuuuuus!!!! I want a shop for ME and my "stuff"! That's MONSTROUSLY" huge, honey pot! WoW, am I envious of that!

Another thing after perusing your blog.......I totally understand about "meeting" people on the internet! I have more "online" friends than "here" friends! LOL Ain't it the pits "eating your words"?!?!!

Watch out for that storm, sweet chick.....



Hi Bonnie,
Love the bag !!! Wish I lived closer so I could take some classes from you :) That's some nice studio you will have :)Looking forward to seeing more of it during the building/decorating process.
Warmly, Deb

Rue said...

Hi Bonnie :)

That bag is darling!! You are so talented :)


Shadows of the goddess designs said...

you are very talented . love the bag

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