Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A long overdue thank you!

Anyone out there still reading? I hope so, but I won't be surprised if not. I haven't posted in what seems like an age! Unfortunately the course of this pregnancy is not running very smoothly for me, (although thankfully baby is not affected by all the problems) and the last 5-6 weeks have been...well, difficult. To say the least. And sore, so very sore. With still another 6 weeks to go, I am on crutches with a lot of mobility problems due to physical complications of pregnancy.  So very little crafting being done in this house, and most of what is being achieved is small and simple projects with a lot of hand work.

Mouthy stitches bag and fob received


I will have some baby makes to show you very soon - if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will have seen some of what I've been working on - but in the meantime I want to post up some pics of the gorgeous bag I received from Kirsten in the Mouthy Stitches swap.

The bag arrived weeks ago and I absolutely adored it from the moment I opened the envelope - so much so that I started using it that day - and with all the other stuff going on, along with the fact that taking photos meant I had to empty my stuff out of it, I didn't get an opportunity to take the photos till recently.


Kirsten had made a fab sewing machine cover for me in a previous round of the Solids swap so when I saw her name on the envelope I was really excited! And I wasn't disappointed - here it is in all its glory!

A granny square pieced front using gorgeous grey linen as the background:

Mouthy stitches bag received



And a pieced feather back.

Mouthy stitches bag received back


She used fab lining with her cute little label on the inside, and this is easily a reversible tote bag.


Mouthy Stitches bag received inside


They lovely key fob which you can see in the top picture matches the lining .

So I want to say a huge thank you to Kirsten! This bag is used pretty much every single day and I love it to bits. And I'm sorry for waiting so long to show it off.


31 comments:

my4lilgirls said...

Hi Sarah sorry to hear things have been so difficult for you, praying for you that the last weeks will pass quickly & with a wee bit more comfort :).
Great bag, so nice to receive lovely pressies in the post
Lol Karen x

Judith, Belfast said...

Hi there stranger! Good to hear from you! Was starting to worry! Sorry to hear you are mega uncomfortable and sore. Hang in there chick, not long to go! jxo

Laura said...

Hope things are improving! Love your bag.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

You need to just relax...don't worry about us, we will be here when you are back in sewing saddle!

Contented Caroline said...

That makes you not far off me - I'm due 28th dec with only 41/2 weeks left to go!! Can understand how uncomfortable you must be, though I am lucky to say that I've had a great pregnancy but only noticed the aches and pains start a few weeks ago - nearly there Sarah and a couple new blogger babies will be here. Good luck for the last few weeks and hope you find some relief once your babba puts in an appearance xxx

Annabella said...

Kirsten came up with the goods - that's for sure! The tote and fob are gorgeous. Look after yourself Sarah and I really hope the next 6 weeks pass as easily and quickly as possible. x

Susan Standen said...

Gorgeous bag. Kirsten always make fabulous things in the nicest of fabrics. But more importantly is that your baby is thriving, even if you are not. I had mobility problems with Helen but yours sound far worse. Best of luck and I hope the next six weeks are not too drawn out and horrible.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Sorry to hear you're having problems...take care xx

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fabulous swaps!
I have about six weeks left too and it's very frustrating. I had SPD in my last pregnancy so I totally empathise, it's agony.
Take it easy and relax as much as you can :)

Jessica Kelly said...

Hi Sarah! Still reading along, sorry to hear your having difficulties, hang in there, not much longer now!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I hope you get better soon, and that you and the baby are doing better now. Great bag to receive!

diane said...

Lucky you on receiving a gorgeous bag. Take care of yourself. Well all be praying for a speedy labour and a healthy baby.

Patchwork and Play said...

Kirsten does make lovely things! Your bag is gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Schulz Family said...

I love the bag. I truely hope that everything goes away once the baby is born. We are a patient lot and prepared to wait for when you can post.

Flying Blind... said...

Keep taking it easy - we will still be here!
Love Kristen's wonderful and perfect makes, you deserve them xxx

needle and nest said...

You poor dear! I'm sorry that you've been so sore and uncomfortable. I think my pregnancy discomfort increased with each pregnancy, so that by this last time I was pretty darn sore by the end. I had my sweetie just over a week ago and I was just remarking to hubby about how much better I feel now that all that soreness is gone. Those last few weeks should pass quickly and you'll be feeling back to your normal self soon enough. Many hugs to you and prayers for a safe delivery!

cheeky monkey said...

Gorgeous bag! you are really lucky!

Sad that you can not enjoy your pregnancy and hope the last week not to bad! All the best!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

God love you, it really sucks when you are held up, especially when it's not your first and you have 2 more to look after. Roll on due date :)

Svetlana said...

what a lovely bag, I love all the colors which make it so pretty and happy. Hope you feel better soon.

Lynne said...

I'm sorry to hear that your pregnancy is not going well but pleased to hear that the baby is not affected! I pray that the next six weeks will be smoother for you.

The bag is lovely.

Rosa said...

Hope things are going better.Take care and sending you a warm and big hug!

Di said...

Pregnancy is a means to an end but boy it can be a gritty state. Really sorry that you are suffering. Hang on in there. The bag is really attractive and both sides are so nice. Di x

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

So sorry to hear you are struggling. I can't even imagine being pregnant on crutches. You must be a sight! :) Hope you are being taken care of and getting rest.
(such a cute bag btw)

Mother Dragon said...

I'm still following you :-) I can understand you asking. I have a blog of my own, but I don't know if anyone follows it. I've just started it back up after a year long break. I had a rough pregnancy last year, but it didn't last long.
I'm so sorry your having a rough pregnancy. I have my fingers crossed for you.

AnneMarie said...

Hang in there babe! My last pregnancy was difficult too. At least baby is doing well - so worth it when you see his/her face!! Relax if you can!

Katy Cameron said...

Urgh, sorry things are so rough for you, hope it's all over quickly! The bag is fab though, enjoy :o)

Leanne said...

I am glad to hear from you and to know the baby is fine and that you are managing through it all. Cooking babies is such an amazing act, it is surprising to me we can manage it at all, I hope all the pain and problems will be gone as soon as that beautiful baby is born.

Wendy said...

Oh no, sorry to hear the pregnancy isn't going well. I'm sure you'll forget all about it when the little beauty is born (can you tell I've never had kids!?)

KatieQ said...

How awful for you to be having so many problems. I'm glad it isn't affecting the baby.
Kirsten's bag looks like just the thing to cheer you up. Lovely choice of fabric and nice details.
Feel better. We're all still here wishing you well.

Kirstie Cantegreil said...

So glad you made it back, but sorry to hear you've been suffering!! But don't worry....I enjoy reading your blog too much to abandon you! Hope the next 6 weeks pass quickly and with less pain! x

Heidi Grohs said...

So good to see you! Since I am laid up from surgery right now, I totally can relate!