Friday, September 30, 2011

I Love Leaves - real and fabric!

I love everything about fall - the trees, the colors, the crisp air. I'm at the age where I appreciate the cooler temps. I can sleep in because I don't have to race out to walk the dogs (just like me, they can't take the heat). I can sit on the couch and watch old movies, wrapped in a cozy quilt, drinking hot chocolate. But most of all I get see this out of my window...
The leaves just glow
 I love this tree. For 6 years we've been battling a fungus that causes its leaves to turn black around the edges and the twigs to die off.  Finally it looks like we are winning. It really filled out this year. It makes me so happy to look out the window and see it.

A few days ago I received the loveliest gift in the mail. Kristie from Obsessive Crafting Disorder hosted a Bag Lady Week. Every day there was a new guest post and giveaway, along with a tutorial for making everything from little hexie purses to simple bags etc. I won this lovely tote made by  Felicity from Felicity's Quilts
There are a zillion cloth bags and totes in my home that have never made it out the door. This one goes with me everywhere! I absolutely am in love with it. I would marry it if I could. Taupe is my favorite color, leaves are my favorite motif, the sewing is beautifully done - couldn't get any better! Thank you both! The tutorial is on Kristie's blog. Check out Kristie's blog and Felicity's blog. You won't be sorry you did!
Lined so beautifully and a pocket too!
It's been a great week!

Happy Stitching
corina

6 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Congratulations on your win, Corina - the tote is gorgeous - yellow and grey is such a lovely combination!

How was the quilt show last weekend - were you ready (at the last minute, of course!)?

Impera_Magna said...

I'm very glad that you're winning the fight with the nasty tree fungus... your tree is lovely!

Congratulations on winning that great tote... beautiful fabrics!

Peg said...

Gorgeous tree - we're still waiting for the leaves to get their fall colors! That tote looks perfect!

wendy said...

I want that tree....it's beautiful!

felicity said...

SO happy that you're enjoying the tote, Corina! Thanks for the shoutout!

Myra said...

That tree is a beaut!!
Lucky win with that bag Corina! Good for you! 8-)