Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chasing the blues away

Sometimes things happen and they create chinks in the bubble of your happiness when lots of chinks happen they create a crack and allow the blues to flood in . . . .

What is a sad and blue patchworker to do
but chase the blues away
with a little fabric therapy and creating something new




I always think that yellow is the colour of happiness, like a bright sunny day
And the lovely blue green floral fabric just made me smile.




Victoria ( the sewing machine) and I worked hard together as I stitched, pressed and top stitched away to create something new and full of sunny happiness.




tah dah, a beautiful new mug bag, thanks to Red Brolly for the gorgeous pattern

I am always so impressed when designers offer gorgeous free patterns. They have wonderful souls




My lovely husband understood my need to create and left me to my own devices and cooked a lovely dinner for me whilst I stitched away. My gorgeous daughter did some washing and ironing to relieve any guilt.




A bright and happy bag, to make me smile

I did nt realise when I started this pattern, that this was the very same bag that cardygirl had made just recently, she obviously shares my good taste . . . Lol



My new bag on it s first outing, was much admired

I spent the evening with a lovely group of ladies (Novocastrian quilters) who made me laugh and smile, as fellow quilters always do

And I am feeling a lot brighter and whilst the last wisps of blues remain, for me there is nothing like creating to make the world seem a better place.


As Walt Whitman said


"Keep your face turned towards the sun 
And the shadows will fall behind you"


"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googygirl


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13 comments:

shez said...

Your mug bag is so pretty and cheerful Trish and how lovely your family helping out,keep smiling.xx

Fiona said...

I agree about yellow being a happy colour.... and I hope those blue's go away completely.... are you ok? Your new bag is perfect and it sounds like a lovely family around you.....
Hugz

Susan said...

Lovely to have a supportive & understanding family.
I agree about designers giving away patterns - I have made that one too and am grateful that it was a freebie.

Susan said...

Hope things are ok. Some love from the family, and time to be creative always helps. X

jfoster8 said...

Love that quote Trish.....must remember it....

Anita said...

Oh Trish - you sound so sad! I love your bag and I hope it was able to brighten up your day a bit.

Diane-crewe said...

hopefully there will be more YELLOW than BLUE in your future X lovely bag X

Jenny said...

Hope you can keep smiling ...focus on the good things...
And your amazing talents....hugs to you .....hope you are ok

Jenny said...

Hope you can keep smiling ...focus on the good things...
And your amazing talents....hugs to you .....hope you are ok

Chookyblue...... said...

nice fabrics......great project to keep your mug in while going to sewing days........hope the blues are gone..........

A Stitch in Brine said...

Hi Sweety, keep creatiing. love your little bag but you know I love a little colour! Hope the blues are gone soon.

Nic

DAWNIE said...

Nothing like a bit of stitching to de stress or cheer uo, i hope you are ok. Ypur little project is great

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Very pretty, lovely fabrics