by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Hi Cuties, I've finished off another Patchwork applique bag from SweetPea today. This one again is for me. It's mainly red and black, with some white highlights in the fabrics and satin stitches. I've not put zips in the front and back of this one, like the one I made in March, but have just put some pockets in the inner lining.

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. We are getting back to 'normal', but borders are still shut between the States.

We had our first Church service on Sunday which was lovely to be all together. We all sat 1.5 metres apart and as there was no communal singing allowed (our Bishop's rules) I sang solo with our Organist playing the hymns. As it was Trinity Sunday I sang the age old hymn Holy, holy, holy and Father we love you. Everyone came up to me after and said it was lovely to just hear the one voice and that way they listened to the words. We will be doing it again this coming Sunday at our other Parish at Redhead. We have 2 churches in our Parish, one at 8.30am at Redhead (about a 5 minute drive away) and mine which is at Belmont North at 10.00, 6 houses up from my place!!! Mum doesn't like ours being at 10.00, but it's what it is.

Love Chris


by crazypatchmama 18 Jun 2020

Lovely bag,Chris, looks complicated. Your choice of colors are lovely. Glad it is yours. Love, Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Jun 2020

Hi Mary, not its not complicated, just ordinary applique. If you don't want to you can just use one piece of fabric and changed your threads! Love Chris

by peafarm 15 Jun 2020

I love this bag and its colors. Your cell cases are grand also and I'd sure love to be in your 'group'. I love old Hymns also. My mother played the church piano or organ for as many years as I can remember and I, too, sang in church from a little kid age. When older I sang in my church Praise Choir leading congregation singing. The church I go to now has all young people that sing everything so loud and a lot of showmanship--I don't particularly like that--I feel it is more for a youth rally or something. That is sad for me. Here in the US at this time it seems everyone has gone crazy--there is no humanity among men or women. Everything has become racial not just that we are all human beings. The main news reports peaceful rioting but it is all lies---there is looting and burning of innocent people's businesses--a way to steal and burn. So sad. No respect for our President. No respect of any kind.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jun 2020

Thanks Patti, it's a sad world at the moment and I only hope that common decency will come to the fore. We are getting more and more freedom from the Coronavirus lockdown here in NSW. There are some isolated cases in Victoria and I think 3 now here in NSW which were in quarantine. Keep safe and well, love Chris

by shirley124 14 Jun 2020

Hi Chris. I missed this post. Love love your bag. Great you got to sing in church and others enjoyed you. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Jun 2020

Thanks Shirley, it was lovely to be back together. Love Chris

by noah 11 Jun 2020

I love the LONG straps::):)hugsxx

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Jun 2020

Thanks Carolyn, me too! Love Chris

by mariagiannina 10 Jun 2020

Love your bag Chris, gorgeous colours!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Jun 2020

Thanks so much Mary, love Chris

by sonjapotgieter 10 Jun 2020

Stunning!!!Love the Fabric!!

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Thanks Sonja, me too! Love Chris

by stork 10 Jun 2020

Love the bag and colors. We are going to have our first church service on Sunday. It is being held in our parking area outside and you can sit on your chairs with your family but must be 6 feet away from others. You also have the option of sitting on the lower level of the parking area in your vehicle and listening to the service on a preset radio station.....not sure how this will all work. I am worried because we have such a senior membership and the heat could be a determining factor for safety sakes.

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Thanks for commenting Tonya. What a fantastic idea and I hope it all goes off well for you. Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 10 Jun 2020

Congratulations on another great piece of work from SweetPea designs. Your other bags that you shared pictures with were fabulous and I didn't see any on the site as good as the ones you have created.

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Aww, thanks Caroline. I loved the ones that Darlene Foots made. There was a black and gold one that particularly caught my eye!! Love Chris

by toogie 10 Jun 2020

Nice work Chris! My sister would like the reds in it too. I know you like black and whites but another color mixed in looks good, too. I would love to hear your singing. We sing the same songs here.

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Thanks Toogie, yes, the old hymns are great. Love Chris

by bevnorris 09 Jun 2020

Your bag really does look stunning and why am I not surprised you have a lovely singing voice?! You are a very talented lady and use your talents beautifully! Congratulations!!

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Thanks Bev, been singing in choirs etc. since I was 12! I love music, particularly gospel. Love Chris

by blueeyedblonde 09 Jun 2020

Love it!

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Jun 2020

Thank you Linda, love Chris

by airyfairy 09 Jun 2020

You are just so talented Chris. Love your bag.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Aw shucks Sarah, I'm blushing!! Hope you are doing fine over in South Africa. Love Chris

by sewpam 09 Jun 2020

Very nice. I like your choice of colors.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Thanks so much Pam, me too! Love Chris

by dailylaundry 09 Jun 2020

This purse is so very beautiful - the colors works so well together - and the stitching - just perfect!!! When I read that you sang, "Holy Holy Holy" - my favorite hymn the words just came into my mind. Thank you for sharing! Hugs and stay safe yourself!!!

pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Thanks Laura, there are some marvellous hymns out there. Another one I love is To God be the Glory, great things he has done. There are some fabulous modern ones out there too and I love them as well. Living Hope by Phil Wickham (fabulous) Who You say I am, (Hillsong from Australia) You Say, (Lauren Daigle) these are incredible. Love Chris

shirley124 by shirley124 14 Jun 2020

We also love the old gospel songs. To God be the Glory is a beautiful hymn.

by graceandham 09 Jun 2020

The purse is so you.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Aah! Betsey, you know me too well! Love Chris

by lique 09 Jun 2020

That looks lovely.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Thanks so much Angelique, love Chris

by lilylady 09 Jun 2020

Very nice Chris. Colors are great!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Thanks so much Sandy, they do look great together, don't they? Love Chris

by mrskiki 09 Jun 2020

Beautiful! Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Hi Nan, thanks so much for commenting. Love Chris

by cutepaws 09 Jun 2020

Just stunning, love it. well done.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Jun 2020

Thanks so much and welcome to this great site. Love Chris, Newcastle, Australia