Sunday, September 11, 2016

I've missed blogging!

It's time to return, don't you think?  Things have finally settled down. Our garden is on the down side although it is totally confused by the incredibly warm and unseasonable weather we have been experiencing up here. It has been just one perfect summer day after another and until today, not the slightest hint of cool weather to come.  Our waves of company, mucho, have now officially subsided until Thanksgiving which I am really looking forward to. We enjoyed some great visitors as well as a wonderful vakay up in Acadia in Bar Harbor, Maine. It is just so, so beautiful up there. Here's a pic from the top of Mt. Cadillac.



Hubby is doing well and got a good report from his oncologist a couple weeks ago. He still has the symptoms of his condition which make things hard for him but none of his markers have changed. He is holding, but tired and lots of discomfort. But every day he hits it with all he has and really is an inspiration. I don't know how he does it sometimes.

I have been sewing, although not any clothing and there will be more on that. I truly have tons of summer clothing and just did not feel the need or priority to get some seasonal duds made. What I have been doing is making bags bigtime. I've discovered the NCW wallet and more and you will hear a lot more about that soon. I can honestly say that so many times, as I have gone about my day, I think of a blogpost and things I can share with you. So be prepared for pent up communication!
Here's a peak at my current project, a pisser, that I am finally on the downside of doing. It's a gift and has been very challenging.


68 pieces cut out for this puppy! More to come. I have discovered the PDF bag pattern market and have lots to say about that, very positive. It is very diffferent from the garment PDF community. Cant wait to share my thoughts.


I have also taken to bag scavenging. This is when I go into the local thrift shop, usually on dollar day, and buy bags for fifty cents each. I buy them if the hardware is good and salvageable. I come home, cut out the hardware, polish it up, and use it. There are some amazing bag hardware purveyors out their and using hardware can really give you that professional look. More talk about that coming , too!


The Adirondack Museum, in beautiful Blue Mountain Lake, was visited with family who had never been there. It is a wonderful experience in the most beautiful environment. Try and go there if you eve get the chance. It's worth going out of your way to visit.

I would like to thank all who sent emails and spoke to me through FB for staying in touch and sharing their concerns. Life is good. I thank you for staying in touch. I have been following many on Instagram and will get back to following your wonderful blogs now. It's time to get back to sharing this passion of ours........Bunny

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  1. Glad to hear you are well and returning to blogging. Was missing your posts over the summer. Abbeysews

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    1. Thanks, Mary, more to come, for sure!

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    2. How delightful to hear from you, and what splendid news about your husband's condition; inspirational indeed. And yes, Acadia, we'll be there 2 weeks from today and I am REALLY looking forward to it.

      ceci

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  3. You have been missed! Glad to hear that your husband is doing well and can't wait to hear all about what you've been up to!

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  4. Looking forward to hearing more about what you've been up to. Welcome back!

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  5. Glad to see that you are back blogging. You've been missed, but it sounds like you had a lovely summer. We are going to have a full house for Thanksgiving too and I am so excited to have my family here.

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    1. Sorry, it's a Massachusetts word ingrained in my vocabulary and reinforced with each family visit here or there. It could mean many things, but often refers to just dealing with a difficult situation or person. It can also be used as a positive as that beautiful boat is "wicked pissah", dialect imposed. Sometimes I forget my followers are international but even my Southern and Western friends would not be used to hearing this very common saying used in Southeastern New England.

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  7. Welcome back, you've been missed :)

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  8. I was thinking of you Sunday as I missed your blog. This morning I see you are back. Welcome back, looking forward to your blogs.

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  9. I'm glad to see you back. Good to hear from you. Looking forward to your posts.

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  10. I've missed your posts as well Bunny!!! So glad that you're back to blogging! :)

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  11. Welcome back! Your posts have been missed, Bunny. Looking forward to catching up.
    Susan

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  12. A big group thank you to all of you! It feels great to be back among sewing friends!

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  13. Missed you too! You and hubby stay in my thoughts...enjoy your respite before TGiving, looking forward to those bag tips.

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  14. So good to hear from you Bunny! All the best to your Hub!

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  15. What joy to hear that your husband is stable. Many good thoughts for you both. And another joy that you have posted on your blog again. Thanks for taking the time. You're always an inspiration. I look forward to reading about these bags you're making. I also have scrounged thrift shops for handbag straps but not hardware. Hmmm.

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  16. Thank you, All. We appreciate all thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Originally from Rhode Island, I smiled at "pisser," which is so familiar to me. So glad you're back. And happy to hear that hubs is stable. Quite a summer you've had!

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    1. Thanks for the validation, Elle. It is such a familiar word there.

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  18. Wonderful news about your husband! :)

    I really like the fabrics you chose for your project. Very cheerful! Are the 68 pieces just for the one wallet?

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    1. This is for the diaper bag I am currently working on, the Stella Weekender from Swoon. All those pieces include the interfacing pieces as well and some had their own patterns. Other pieces had two sorts of interfacings. There is fleece, Peltex and SF101 used throughout. You can see the piles each have labels, a huge help. I will have more to come on this shortly.

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    2. That is a very nice bag, Bunny. I look forward to your future write ups, especially any hints for handling the stiff interfacing. The last bag project I did had me wishing for an extra set of arms. Haha!

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  19. lovely to her your cheerie voice (in my head of course) Sewing bags, I like that too. So pleased Im not the only one who goes to the charity shops for buckles etc. So expensive to by new.

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    1. A bag thrifting friend, yahoo! The hardware can be pricey but I've got a couple of resources and will share those soon. I haven't found any yet with the leather worth saving but I am on the lookout for that too. Isn't it amazing how the hardware adds to the bag?

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  20. Welcome back and I'm glad that hubby is doing well and you had a lovely summer. I love the thrift bag idea, I'll have to try that.

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  21. How wonderful to see you catching up, sharing some good news and as always your good ideas. We had a brief summer visit just north of the Adirondack park lands and plan to visit the museum on a future trip since I have heard it is wonderful.

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    1. It is in the most beautiful area. It is a fairly large campus with numerous buildings, including an art museum. Currently featured there are the Akwasasne basket makers on a very near by reservation. I've never seen such intricate baskets. They are hard to describe and quite different from most native baskets I've seen. Their sense of color and craft is awe inspiring and I think I could have spent all day just enjoying this exposition.

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  22. Oh welcome back Bunny! I have missed your posts and look forward to all of your tips and info about your creations. So glad you are back.

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  23. So happy you're back. I am a former onco nurse so can sympathize about your hubby's situation. Happy to hear the markers haven't changed but understand how tired he can feel. You are brilliant to resource hardware from discarded bags. The finishing touches really make the difference between homemade and professional. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product of all those pieces. Enjoy your georgeous Adirondack fall.

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  24. Dearest Bunny and Ern,

    So glad that you are back in my inbox!
    Always missed, and always in our thoughts. So happy to hear positive news about your darling hubby.

    Looking forward to following you through the autumn and winter months. As always, thank you for your inspiration.

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  25. Bunny we use that term here in NJ although I think it is mostly my Irish relatives that use it. Here it describes a person who is funny in a sassy kind of way. When one of the kids does something funny outrageous but cute you would say, "that child is a pisser". Kind of like "I can't believe you did that but it is funny. We would say someone is such a "pisser". I never knew the origin of it I just grew up hearing it.

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  26. Whoop! La Sewista is back. I'm hoisting one in your honor tonight. Hurrah!

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  27. I like that! Thanks again, everyone. I am really enjoying the blogging again and that's good! Worked on my next post this morning and hopefully it will be up soon.

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  28. Yippee, you're back! I love reading your blog and have missed it.

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  29. Yay!!!!! Glad you're back even if it did take me this long to realize it! Missed you and your knowledge!! Welcome back๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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