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Sunday, January 19, 2014

TA DAH!

Today was mostly an inside day for me.    
And I'm gonna tell you something right now.  
I AM OVER THIS SNOW.  
O.V.E.R. and
D.O.N.E.
 Have you ever made dumplings?
  I think I have one other time...until today.  My Shug was wanting some chicken and dumplings.

 I wanted to sew. 
 I have some material just begging to be made into a bag...but first, I am finishing something.
 Something I started a long time ago.  
Raise your hand if you made a resolution this year to finish, UNfinished projects!
I actually made an attempt to finish this once,


 But I was disappointed because it hung weird.  It's a bag and the bottom hung way low.  It looked awful.  I wasn't even going to bother.  But after sewing all of these grannies...14 in all....and stitching it all together and adding a few borders, I just had to try. 
So I sewed a lining in it, which helped.

 Then I put plastic canvas in a sleeve of linen that matched the lining,
 and voila!  It hangs pretty good!


 I LIKE IT!

So I reckon this is a ta dah post!

And...commercial here....we are having Wool Scrap Saturday, this Saturday, the 25th at Groovy Girl Yarn from 11:00 - 4:00.  It's $5.00 and all you do is show up ( with $5.00) and you can make one of these cupcakes!





















Cindy Bee

15 comments:

  1. I make a type of dumpling called a 'rivvel'. You mix flour, eggs, salt and parsley with a fork until it resembles big crumbs then drop it by the fork-full in boiling chicken broth. Reduce heat and let it simmer for about a half hour. Easy peasy!
    Btw, I love your bag.

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    1. Hi Jacque,

      I know there are a lot of different dumpling recipes. I decided to make the one that my MIL used to make all the time. Really just big ole' bunches of dough! Thanks, about the bag.

      Cindy Bee

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  2. British dumplings don't look like that.They are a bit smaller than a baseball,and stick your ribs together!
    I'm done with snow too. I cleared the snow in a white out yesterday...roll on spring!
    Jane x

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    1. Hmmm, those British dumplings sound yummy. I might have to try them sometime.
      We are getting another snow tonight, 1-4 inches. I decided I am not posting anymore pictures of snow. I went to the grocery store and while there, bought some hyacinth and tulip in potted pots. I'm thinking Spring REAL hard!

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  3. Love the bag and the circle pattern in the granny squares. I made a bag out of an old t-shirt that was too big, too. I probably should dig it out and see what I can do with it.

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    1. Try putting some hard plastic, or plastic canvas in the bottom of it and see if that helps. I also think a stiffer material as a lining helps. Good luck.

      Cindy Bee

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  4. Love the bag, not sure if I would have had your perserverance to get it right. My attention span is waaaay to short. Now I have to go eat cause those dumplings look so yummy!

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    1. Well, let's see, I think I've been playing around with making this bag for almost two years. Its time I got it finished don't you think! I am really trying hard to not start another project for me, until I get some control over unfinished ones. My attention span is short too. Seems shorter with menopause!

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  5. Hi Cindy . . . great solution to your bag bottom problem.
    I think that you bag is gorgeous. Now, if I where near you I would most certainly show up to make a cupcake (so cute) and to have a chance to meet you in person. Come on over . . . I'm having another Give-A-Way :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Yes Connie if we lived closer together I think we'd have a lot of crafting fun together. And you could teach me a thing or two on my guitar I'm sure. I can't believe you are having another give-a-way. Everyone go on over to see Connie and sign up!

      Cindy Bee

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  6. Love the bag, Cindy! I always think a lining and something in the base to give it shape are a must for a woollen bag. Amazing the difference it makes!

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    1. I agree Fiona. I always try to put a lining in my bags made out of yarn, because they stretch too much if I don't.

      Cindy Bee

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  7. The snow looks beautiful....but I know you can get tired of it! Love the bag, the lining makes all the difference :)
    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen. And yes, I am tired of the snow! Too much white. I need color!

      Cindy Bee

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  8. Well, I'm with Shug. Some chicken and dumplins would be really good on these cold days. Got a good recipe? You're being busy and productive on these stay inside days. Hope the weather breaks soon for everybody.

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Cindy Bee