Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop!



Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop!

I sewed my support by making a bag!

Ms Snowlady wanted to be my model ... ;)


Here is the back of the bag, which also has a deep pocket. 

I had a fun time in my sunny snowy backyard and took lots of photos ...



Ms Snowlady likes the ruffle ...



... and the very convenient "pockets" ... ;)


When dear Madame Samm

asked me to cheer this heart warming hop ... 




I said "Yes!' in a heartbeat!

As some of you may know,

I am a cancer survivor.

I see my doctor and have regular screenings and am blessed to be cancer free.

I pray for a cure for cancer in our lifetimes.

May all who have been touched by cancer know how much YOU Are Supported!


Thank you, Madame Samm, for  creating this hop and giving your beautiful pattern 
to all the participants in this hop!


The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available 
for purchase for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly to



Katniss really liked this idea ... ;)

I enlarged the pattern 250% on my home printer.

These looked to be about "B" size ... ;)


I knew right away that I wanted to make a good sized overnight  bag ...

so I gathered materials and started a plan.



Lots of trims and lace and hand stitching!

I made this bag as a gift for someone very dear to me

to carry with her and bring a smile to her face.

I never make bags.

This is far, far outside my usual quilty box.

I saw a bag style that I liked on the internet and 

then decided to make my own one of a kind one of kind creation ...


so I drew up my own pattern pieces.


This bag has ...


a zipper!

This is the first time I have made a large bag with a zipper.
It is the first time I used my zipper foot.


Katniss was very helpful ... ;)



Sew was Butterfly ... :)



There is a lot of hand  and machine sewing in this creation.

Sewing this bag made me happy.

May it bring healing and happiness wherever it goes.

Here are some more photos that I took outside ...


front 



back


I used a two sided pre-quilted and regular fabrics,




close up of the back details and padded, quilted handles.


This bag measures 24" wide, 18" high and 6" deep.


The bottom and sides and front pocket 
are reinforced with Pellon Peltex 72F,
which is a double fusible that holds its shape well. 

Here is a close up the front "pockets" on my WIP bag ...




I had sew much fun making this lined, padded, 
3-D version of this design!


<3 Sewn with Love and Support <3


Please visit all these lovely supportive quilters today ... 


Jan 29th 



Life in The Scrapatch (You Are Here)





I am sew looking forward to every stop in this hop!

Thanks to



for this wonderful initiative

and for sharing her beautiful pattern!

Thanks to all who have been sew-supportive!




While I was outside taking these photos the sun disappeared 

behind the clouds again.



I caught the last few rays on the steps on my way back inside.

These photos were taken on Sunday.

before  the "historic blizzard"  Juno

arrived in my quilty corner on Monday and continued to Wednesday.

That meant deep snow, high winds and coastal flooding.

I am happy that I have finished my project and photo shoot 

to share my project with you.

Fortunately for us, we did not lose power

as we are having a deep freeze here.

There is more snow in the forecast this week.

I am ready for spring ... 

and for all the beautiful creations in this hop!

Thanks to all who have sewn their support!



Happy Hopping!






68 comments:

  1. What a special person you are. I love your "bra" bag, perfect choice of fabrics! I too am a survivor, almost 10 years. Thank you for hosting this wonderful hop. Stay warm and dry.

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  2. Pat, it is wonderfull!!!! The bag is fantastic and I hope you will sew many many more! The bra really looks like a real one, LOL and Ms Snowlady looks so prozd and happy to be your model, LOL!
    Cancer is a real bad thing, having some dear friends fighting, so I an just happy when I hear them say, today is a good day.
    Wish U all the best, Pat!

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  3. I just love your bag. You have put in so many super cute embellishments. And yay to being a survivor!
    ~Corrie
    P.S. Love the model!

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  4. What a way to start the hop! Your bag is fantastic and I'm sure someone is going to be thrilled to take it to treatment. I'm over the moon that you are cancer free. I couldn't take a pic in the snow if I wanted. If I didn't know better, I'd think I was in FL instead of OK. We had temperatures today that we haven't had in 100 years today - it wasn't a total record breaker BUT we were in the 80's today. We have been fortunate that we have had no snow to mention this year - the down side is the lack of much needed moisture. Again, you have the hop off to rip roaring start. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  5. Your bag is pretty. Great work with the bra pattern. It looks wearable. Ms. Snowlady makes a great model. So glad to hear your cancer free. Yay!

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  6. Oh, Pat! Your bag is absolutely fabulous! Ms. Snowlady is a wonderful model. :) I did not realize you were a cancer survivor. I am so glad you won the battle and are cancer free. Your friend will undoubtedly love the bag you created just for her. The bra is amazingly real. Kudos on a beautiful, beautiful finish!

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  7. I love your bag, Pat, it's wonderful! Your snowlady is a perfect model, she doesn't mind standing still for long times during the photo shoot! I'm so glad you won the battle!

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  8. I didn't know you are a survivor, but I was so pleased to hear you are doing well and all your checks are good! You made me laugh out loud with your gorgeous bag! Imagine walking into a meeting with that piece of eye candy on your arm! I love it!

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  9. Love your bag and the dimension. Also the fabrics! Such a special gift for a friend.

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  10. What a wonderful bag, Pat. It is so pretty and so very useful. I love the fabrics too. I know your friend will feel very supported. Thank you so much for showing this today. I love your model too.

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  11. I love your bag with its ruffles and oh so clever pockets; beautiful! I'm so glad to hear that you are cancer free!

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  12. That bag looks adorable on your snowman and the padded pockets are just too cute! Your friend will certainly appreciate this beautiful bag.during her treatment visits. I agree...let's pray that we get rid of cancer in our lifetime!

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  13. Pat, you did a great job here. I wish I had taken part....just thought on it too long...lol

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  14. Oh PAT, I just love your bag...it is has FULL cups too...and with the addition of your snow lady, wellllllll she just brings such smiles....you lead us into PINK smiles this am...thank you for that..

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  15. Pat, you did a wonderful job on your bag!! Even made your own pattern, that's awesome sweetie!! What a beautiful bag, I love all the ruffles :)

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  16. I love it and gorgeous shots in the snow!!!

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  17. You take great pictures, I love the bag and how you padded the bra. Great work.

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  18. Your support bag is wonderful, Pat! Not only will your friend just love this bag, it will bring lots of conversation and smiles when she carries it to her treatments. You are not only boosting her spirits, you'll be boosting the other patients spirits too. Wonderful job....love the gloves in the bra!

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  19. Your bag is adorable and your friend is going to love it! And I know you're probably sick of the snow but I do love seeing it. :) blessings, marlene

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  20. Your bag is darling and will be so practical too. The snow lady seems so stylish wearing it!

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  21. I love the bag and the fabrics you used! Hope you continue to stay healthy. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love your bag Pat. It brings a smile with those unique "front pockets" ! Your friend will treasure it. Glad you are a survivor and are helping others. Let's beat this horrid disease.

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  23. How pretty! I love that you posed it on the snowman (or is it a snow lady?) You did a really great job! Adorable!

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  24. Love it! I see we are on the same wave length. I hope mine turns out half as cute as yours :0)
    Thanks sew much for hosting the hop.
    in stitches

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  25. Your bag is awesome and perfect for your friend! Great job!

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  26. Now that is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! What a fabulous job you did. Love how the "cup" double as pockets. Your friend will definately be the belle of the ball, when she goes for treatments! Great Job!!

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  27. That is sew sweet! She will love it!

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  28. What a cute padded push up bag Ms Pat ! Great idea to have a zipper in it !

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  29. I'm laughing so hard but don't know if it's the bag or the bag holder. To me snow is a four letter word. But so, sew cut is the snowgirl with her bag. Lovely bag and we've all been touched by cancer in one way or another. There is hope for a cure.

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  30. What a fun design…and special gift for your friend as she goes through her treatments!!
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  31. Gorgeous and fun. Beautiful bag.

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  32. What a unique bag and I just love the bra on the front and the bra material. Perfect for supporting all those touched by cancer. Great post...

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  33. Wonderful bag and I love the "pockets" ~ great so you won't lose your gloves.

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  34. 3D bra..he...he. So fun on that bag. It would keep my humor alive while packing that around. Just what is needed when going through such a hard time I would think. Thank you so much for all you have done to keep this hop going, LOVE this pattern! Hugs, ~Cori

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  35. That is so clever - really cool!

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  36. Lovely gift for your friend! Congrats on being Madame Samm's Wow pick of the day. Great pics!

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  37. Lovely gift for your friend! Congrats on being Madame Samm's Wow pick of the day. Great pics!

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  38. Sew grateful for you being a survivor and now a cheerleader and supporter. Your bag is uber fabulous and will be such a comfort to your friend knowing you have filled it with Love and Healing Energy. Thank you sew very much for Support hopping.

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  39. What a great creative job you did. Loved your photo story and your snow woman as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Your fabric is just perfect. Nice job!

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  41. Love your bag. Congratulations on being the Wow of the day. Glad you are a survivor as well. Keep up the great work on all levels.

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  42. Love what you did with this pattern. Padded bra is too cool. Great fabric choices. Your friend will be so pleased.

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  43. What a special bag that you have designed and made to support a friend who is going through a journey and will be so grateful for your friendship and support at this time. Your model was perfect to and I am happy the sun lasted long enough for you to take such beautiful pictures. Blessings and hugs Sandra

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  44. Fun bag that brings a smile to my face. Your friend will love it.

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  45. Oh Pat it is just fabulous and I know the recepient will treasure it always.

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  46. That is the sweetest bag, Pat. Your snowman pictures are perfect for this time of year.

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  47. Pat, You outdid yourself with this precious bag. Every detail is done with such creativity and love. I SUPPORT YOU, not only for this wonderful project but for continuing to be a cancer survivor.!! You Rock!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  48. Pat, You outdid yourself with this precious bag. Every detail is done with such creativity and love. I SUPPORT YOU, not only for this wonderful project but for continuing to be a cancer survivor.!! You Rock!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  49. Oh too cute! And your cat helpers, love it all!

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  50. Love your bag and helpers! You are sew talented!!!

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  51. I love the pocket bra!!! Wonderful idea to have such a beautiful bag as well.

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  52. Pat your bag is Beautiful!! Oh the recipient is just going to Love it too!! Thanks so much for sharing all the fun you had making this treasure!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  53. What a fun bag and great outdoor photos with Mrs S. LOL!!!!
    Glad to see Katniss and Butterfly were helpful as always!

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  54. That bag is really cute. I am sure it will bring a smile to the recipient and constantly remind her she is "supported". Thank you for sharing and cheering everyone on.

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  55. The very best thing about your bag is that you made the bra into pockets - ingenious! All the lace and trim on the bra is just adorable. Loved the fabrics and the ruffle was perfect. What a great bag...and to think it was your first large bag, first zipper... Support the cause and the girls!

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  56. Your bag is just beautiful. Lovely design. Your friend is sure to love it. Love the ruffle all the way around. Great work, my dear! And fabulous cheering! ;)

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  57. What a great bag and I love seeing the furry help as well. So sweet!

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  58. Wow, a great bag for a great friend for a great cause. It's sure to brighten her day!

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  59. great bag, nice and big to... my favorite kind :)

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  60. Clever bag! Love how the "bra" doubles as pockets.

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  61. OMG Pat...I love your sweet bag...and with the 'padded' bra...perfect...awesome support for the cause!!! Your friend will cherish the bag and you will make her heart smile!! My sister is a 16 year breast cancer survivor and my son is a 15 year cancer survivor also. Yeah to you...another survivor!! Thanks for the inspiration, happy stitching, Pauline

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  62. OMG Pat...I love your sweet bag...and with the 'padded' bra...perfect...awesome support for the cause!!! Your friend will cherish the bag and you will make her heart smile!! My sister is a 16 year breast cancer survivor and my son is a 15 year cancer survivor also. Yeah to you...another survivor!! Thanks for the inspiration, happy stitching, Pauline

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  63. What a wonderful bag! Thanks for all you do!!

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  64. I love, love you bag. It is so awesome. Thank you Pat for sharing your creativity and leading your troops.
    Hugs from me in Sweden

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  65. WOW your bag & Ms. Snowman were made for each other. They both look great. Thank you for sharing you lovely post with us.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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