Thursday, May 10, 2007

Clothes Pin Bag

Thank you for your support yesterday while I was grumpy. I'm happy to report that my grumpiness faded with each kind comment. Thank you, friends. And who knew that so many of us can't sleep when our husbands are away?

Joe came home last night and surprised us. The Army decided they needed him back at work today to do a presentation. He worked on it until late last night. Thank goodness he's back, though. He was up in the Fort Dix area. It has been worrying me.

Yesterday I whipped up a clothes pin bag for my mother-in-law for Mothers Day. She asked me a few weeks ago for one, and I stumbled upon this free pattern completely by happenstance. I had forgotten that she had asked me, and suddenly this pattern appeared and reminded me. Love when that happens. (Do you think it's cheesy to give this as a gift for Mothers Day since she asked for it? It's only part of her gift. She's getting some cards, too. And probably something else.)

It's lined in unbleached muslin, which the pattern didn't call for. I also put a small piece of bias tape across the front of the hanger to hold the hanger in place on windy days. I think I might need one.

This morning is Mason's preschool Mothers Day luncheon. He will serve me lunch and they will sing songs. It's a fun little preschool tradition.

13 comments:

Karyn said...

That bag turned out perfect! I'm sure she will love it. Was lining it as easy as we thought??

Alicia A. said...

The BEST gifts, I think, are the ones that someone really wants and needs. I think it's perfect.

(I'm glad Joe is home and safe too.)

Felicia said...

I love that clothes pin bag! I'm using a horrid Kroger sack. I'm glad you're feeling better :)

Randi said...

The clothes pin bag is so cute! Your mom in law will love it!

---Your header picture is so sweet!

Brandy said...

That is really cute! Your MIL wil love it. You've been a busy lady lately!

Katie Jean said...

Oh, I love that little bag. I've been thinking about putting up a clothesline in our backyard. I think she'll adore it because it's exactly what she wanted!

Hope you have fun at the luncheon, I bet it's so cute!

Heidijayhawk said...

super cool! love it ad adore the wilburs!

laeroport said...

It is all wonderful. Hope your luncheon was fun.

Cici said...

Very cute! And I don't think its cheesy at all to give her something she asked for as a gift - better a clothespin bag than something else to dust (IMO)

Sonja said...

Yay for husbands coming home early! I think your MIL will love getting the clothespin bag for Mother's Day - at least YOU know what yours REALLY WANTS... way ahead of me! :)

Lauren said...

Wow-that plot was something else. Glad he is home safe and sound.

Diana said...

I am sooooo glad you came across this link!! I have been looking for one for awile now!! I think it is always great to give something handmade and it sounds like it is something that she wants.
Happy Mothers Day!!!!

Anonymous said...

The bag is so cute, I found your link looking for a bag to make for myself. My MIL is no longer with us, but I always made the gifts that we gave, they mean so much more from the heart.