Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Sounds like a funny title but it is what it is. I am making a bag as a donation for our Questers auction in Nov. I made a beaded cq one a few years ago and apparently it was a hit. I am never at the auction now as it is held an evening in Nov. when we are gone and the husbands are invited. One reason is they will bid more if they think it is something their wife wants. Method in our madness. I have to find a nice lining for this if I can't I have black dupioni silk I can use. I am also looking for a longer black fringe to go under the cream lace. I am not going to gussy it up too much as some would not like that. I will show you this again when I finally finish. What do you think about putting the doily on the back? Can't quite decide even though it is a particularly pretty one.

The pot part are two "down under" pots from Australia. I found the first clay one quite a few years ago and the blue one just this year. Brand new with a ticket still on it and I wonder if the person did not know what to do with it. You turn them upside down and fill with potting soil. Then you plant the impatiences or small begonias and let them sit for about a week or so until they have a chance to root in the soil. Then turn them over and water from the top and the flowers bloom from the bottom. I think they are nice to have something a little different.


Gina E. said...

Your black bag is stunning...I would leave off the doiley though, as I prefer a fancy front and a plainer back on my bags. Just my opinion.
Down Under pots? Never heard of them down here - lol!

Maggi said...

Lovely bag. I like the doily on the back - there you go, 2 comments and 2 different opinions! I have never heard of the Down Under pots either. You come up with some amazing finds.

Maggie R said...

Hi Freda,
Your bag is lovely. I like everything about it including the doily. Hope it gets a good price.
We had a handbag auction here last fall for Sequra House. They made Thousands... People like to support a cause.
Good Luck.
I am not familiar with the pots but they are really nice

Pat Winter said...

Love the black bag Freda!!!!!

Cathy K said...

I LOVE your black purse, Freda! Simple and elegant. Doiley or not - it’s great either way (big help, eh?)