Bag done and new venture!!!

Well, that Little Boy can arrive any time now and there will be a nice place to keep some diapers etc when he is "out and about"! The bag AND the changing pad are fini! Yay, Me :-)
The finished bag- closed up!

And the "business side" of the changing pad OPENED up!

The fun big grommets

The pad in a pocket

The bound and finished pad. It stays so nicely folded when not in use.
All we need now is a baby to use the bag. Soon enough , I expect. As of tomorrow, six weeks to go. This has been a diversion and a fun job to do. I have one more bag to make - for ME this time. I have some fabulous fabric which shall be unveiled eventually - once I get a few other things out of the way. BTW- I do NOT plan on a career change- from Fibre Art to Bag Making !!

Now- you may have wondered about the frenzy of work before Christmas- several biggish, major pieces of new work in a short time. Well, I am making an unofficial announcement , more info soon. Late last summer, I was honoured to be invited to participate in a small group show at the Homer Watson House and Gallery which will take place later this spring. I am one of four Fibre Artists who have been asked to take part. The others in the group are Marg Notar ( also a SAQA member), Joanne Young and Carol McLean. The other three are all Kitchener- Waterloo artists and I am a "foreigner" from Burlington . I am really thrilled to be involved with this . I have shown my work often in the past- watercolours and batik, but the quilts have never really been seen publicly. As I have no samples of the other women's work and as I do not know what their parts of the show are to be called, I will wait to make a more formal announcement . My part will be called Passions- because it will include pieces from my nature collection and from my Kintyre (Scotland) collection, two things about which I feel passionately. I will announce dates later and will issue a more formal invitation to any and all of you who are able to attend. It would be grand to meet some of you face to face.

I guess that is all the excitement for this post :-) I am posting this to the and hope that you will join me there to see all of the interesting work going on just now. Marg, Joanne and Carol's entries in this year's Grand National can be seen here by clicking on Local Colour at the bottom of the page. Hope this works! Grand National Quilt Show 2013


  1. Congratulations. On the show and on being a bag lady! lol

  2. Your post exudes passion Carolyn! What a wonderful event that you have been asked to participate in. Is there a website for this show so that we can see the participants and their art? I love the baby bag and changing pad, nice work!

  3. Elle is just so cute. Wonderful job on the bag and congrats on the show.

  4. Congratulations, Carolyn! Wish I could visit in person. Best wishes for a great show -- I look forward to photos!

  5. Great that you will be in the show - would I be near? Oh, probably not - a wonder should happen if yes. It would be wonderful. The bag is perfect - will it be used longer than maybe two years? Or can it be used for toys as well?

  6. Your bags are great, but your poppies are Out Of This World Amazing!
    Bravo! I wish that I had one tenth of your talent.
    Connie :)

  7. Congratulations on the group show, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person! And there is a baby in your future too? This year is shaping up to be an excellent one for you.

  8. The bag and the pad look GREAT, Mom!!! Baby B and I thank you tremendously. :)