Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1 is Canada Day and today we are celebrating Canada's 145th birthday. I am very blessed to live in this country; it is a beautiful place to call home.

I thought a red and white project would be in order to celebrate my country's big day so I put together another fun drawstring bag based on this tutorial. A couple weeks ago, there was a tutorial on adding pockets to this pattern, so I thought I'd give that a try, too.

This morning I discovered Lily's Quilts blog. It looks like something special is going on over there.

Lily's Quilts

We get to show off projects we made in June! I don't have enough finishes to put together a mosaic, as she suggests, but I can show you my favourite (I think because it was my only!) finish:

I know, it looks pretty familiar, eh? This was the first of these bags I made, and it inspired me to make more. I decided even if the week is really hectic, there is time to make one of these and feed my creative soul with time 
in the sewing room.

Lily also has a Small Blog feature going on today, so I am linking up with 
that as well.

Lily's Quilts

I wanted to start a blog so I could be part of the online quilting community in part because I haven't really found any like-minded quilters in the community where I live. The Small Blog Meet is a great way for me to get to know some other quilters, so I am looking forward to see where it goes.

Hope everyone has a great week; we have a long weekend so tomorrow stretches ahead full of lots of promise (and working on my master's defence - but the end is sight!).



  1. Your bags are gorgeous!! I love them! Great job.

  2. Your bags turned out great, and also good you found Lily's Small Blog Meet!

  3. Your bags are cute! And happy Canada day!

  4. Saw your link up at Lily's Quilts. Happy Canada Day! I've never been - despite living in New England. But it is one of my dreams to visit... wait for it... Prince Edward Island, as I'm an Anne of Green Gables geek from way way back in the day!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog from the Small Blog Meet. The bags you have made are just adorable!

  6. Hi there. I saw you over at Fresh Sewing day. I live in Kamloops B.C. Your bag is darling !

  7. Stopping by from Lily's - Love your bags, they are so cute! Great finish for June!