Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Autumn Exchange

On Exchange Heaven the theme for this month is Autumn. Mushrooms, to me, are synonymous with autumn. When we go walking in the park and the woods at this time of year, we see mushrooms and fungi of all sorts.



Some years ago, I did an online black work course and this mushroom was the result. It has been waiting very patiently to be finished. After some discussion with a fellow blogger, thank you Terry, I decided it would be a great way to decorate a bag. I had some off white and dark brown fabric in my stash. The brown fabric has a small flower, leave and stem print, so I thought it would fit in really well.

I used the brown as a border to the top of the back and for the lining. It is off to Wendy Jo in the USA and I hope she will be happy with it.
I've just heard it has arrived safely and Wendy Jo LOVES bags. How lucky was that!

12 comments:

loulee said...

Thats a cute bag.

Terry said...

You're welcome! That bag is lovely! :0)

Annie said...

That design was just waiting to be appliqued to a bag. It looks perfect with that brown fabric trim. I'm sure your partner will use that one a lot.

WendyJo said...

Oh Jane...your work on this bag is amazing..I have stitch group today..so it will be going with me ..I can't wait to show my group!

It most certainly will be getting alot of use. Thanks again..its wonderful!!

Rudee said...

It's so cute! Who wouldn't be happy with that bag?

Gina E. said...

I love Blackwork, Jane - and your mushroom piece is a stunning example. It looks super on the bag you made - how could you bear to part with it? Still, that's the point of exchanges, isn't it - that you get something nice in return for your own work.

Elena said...

Oh, this bag is so beautiful! Really love your stitching! I am sure Jo will love it!
Thank you so much for being my Friend, Jane!

Gaynor said...

The bag is fantastic...absoluely perfect and I love the mushy design!

karen said...

Hi Jane. Of course she loves the bag, it's gorgeous. How are you? Sorry I've not been by for ages, I hope you are well!! x

maggi said...

Who wouldn't love this bag, it is gorgeous.

Sue said...

That is a fabulous bag. You did a fantastic job. Lovely stitching, too!

Karan said...

I love the bag - lucky recipient. Enjoying my catch-up & seeing all the lovely things you've been making. Lots of great exchange pieces sent & received. :0)