Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Picnic Dreams and a new bag

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In the summer, what I really want, almost more than anything, is to go on a picnic.  I have such visions of myself in a white dress, sitting with legs tucked on a quilt next to a riverbank, a wicker basket of fancy sandwiches and lemonade and buttery cookies at the ready, and also maybe a man in a straw boater holding a small, leather-bound book of poetry.  There would be dragonflies and possibly even a pair of friendly swans.  A banjo.  Really, I ask for so little.  My man, however, is tirelessly at work saving the world, so yesterday, instead of all that, I hauled a quilt out to the back yard and spread it in the shade of the crabapple tree, lay down with a book, and was fast asleep in minutes.  I woke up an hour later with leaves sticking to my face and him standing over me asking how much corn on the cob I wanted for dinner.  I said a lot, and he brought it out to me, and we ate it, a feast of corn, there on the quilt.  That’s pretty nice, too.

DSCF0811a  Apropos of none of that, I have made a Lucy bag, with sweet flower decorations and a lining.  As if you didn’t know already, this pattern is free.  Thank you, Lucy, you’re the best.  I could maybe put a picnic in there, too, couldn’t I? 

31 comments:

  1. Hey Kristen,Fantastic.Beautiful colour combination.

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  2. Lovely Lucy Bag and colour combo...I just finished mine too, haven't photographed it yet! I suggest a brolly for your picnic ;)Fiona x

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  3. Beautiful! I have a Lucy bag completed just waiting for a lining. I love picnics too but it's just too darn hot here to ever have one.

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  4. I thought that bag looked familiar :) oh, and don't forget the floppy hat to go with your white dress!

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  5. What has been nice! As much as Lucy! Congratulations for your work! I love the colors and shape!

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  6. I have the same picnic dream too, the reality being a lot different. Love the bag, I started one of these two years ago will it ever be finished? Actually I really like the dark colours mixed in especially with the zingy lime.

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  7. Beautiful bag. Lucy's patterns are fab aren't they. Hope you enjoyed your corn, x

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  8. A picnic sounds lovely, but I would have to have mine at 6 am so I don't melt in the heat.
    I love your bag, it's a beaut! These are great color combinations. I've had this pattern bookmarked on my Ravelry favorites for a year now. A bottle of wine and a couple of sandwiches would fit in there just fine. Some good cheese. And brownies. The kind with icing. I have to go now, I'm drooling.

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  9. You have such a great eye for color! And about your last post, how in the world do you have time to clean AND make all these beautiful things?!

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  10. A hopeless romantic, you are! But the corn on cob with the hubby didn't sound too shabby either!
    Love the bag!
    Kris

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  11. Love your story and how very sweet of your husband to bring dinner out to you. Sounds like a peaceful afternoon. Your bag turned out great. Heather

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  12. I think that reality can be much sweeter than a lot of romantic dreams....!!
    nice bag!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  13. Lovely colours - so happy and cheerful!
    Claire

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  14. Love your bag! What a wonderful color combination!!

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  15. Maybe not your ideal of the perfect picnic, but one nonetheless. What a sweetie you have.

    Such a pretty bag. I am making up a fall one for myself.

    blessings, jill

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  16. I love the idea of your perfect picnic. I can't count the number of times we've started out on a picnic and returned home due to rain. We end up having a carpet picnic.
    Love the bag, really pretty.
    Ali x

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  17. Great bag, I love it!!! I have to do a one for me, because the tutorial is really friendly for me :-) Jolana

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  18. Very nice and spring like! Your autumnal snooze sounds great! x

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  19. Love the colors! So, so, beautiful!!! Joyce

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  20. Hi Kristen! I got lost in your beautiful picnic dream for a moment there myself. :) ... I love your new bag. The colors, the flowers, it's just perfect!

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  21. This bag is very well done! Fabulous color combinations, I love it! :)

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  22. So lovely and such beautiful, summery/ springy colors... Very happy... How does the lining looks like..?

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  23. this bag has been on my *Need To Make* list forever (as opposed to the *Want To Make* list!)


    your cob corn blanket supper sounds lovely

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  24. You always make me laugh. Thank you!
    p.s. love the bag as much as the story!
    Jen

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  25. Sounds like a lovely, relaxing day. You may not have gotten what you dreamed about but you certainly got just what you needed. Great bag! All sorts of stuff could fit in it. You certainly have a knack for combining colors. Best wishes, Tammy

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  26. Wonderful bag!!!
    It makes me want to make one ;-)
    Cheers, Ana BC

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  27. You are a laugh aren't you! What a lovely post, so romantic then so real - love it. Your bag is absolutely gorgeous! I want one now too.

    Have a fab weekend.
    Leah
    x

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  28. This is too precious! Well done!!! Love the colors too. Happy picnicing :)))

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  29. Hi Kirsten... I finished my shawl inspired on yours ... I posted a picture if. Want to see it :) I'm so happy with how it turned out :)

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  30. Hi Kristen, I finished my shawl inspired by the one you made... Check it out when u have some time :) I'm so happy with it... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. I just found you blog and LOVE it! Like you, I make a lot of things...and LOVE all things crafty. I'll be dropping by quite often, it is a treat to read your post. I've been looking at this bag for some time, I need to pull out some yarn and start on one. This would make a nice Christmas gift.

    Really enjoy your blog!

    Debra

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