by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Here is a brag bag I made a while back. It is from Purplehat and has pictures of my grandson. My daughter and son-in-law live in London and Matthew, my grandson, is now 18 months old. I mostly see and chat to them via Skype, but they have just gone back home after a 2 week visit here. The house is very quiet now that they have left.

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by workbecky 07 May 2008

I love your idea. My 3 granddaughters live in Guam. My DD is married to an Airman. He is in Iraq right now. I can't get enough pictures on my granddaughters.

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by kira 07 May 2008

I love this very nice

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by simplyrosie 07 May 2008

Almost like an empty nest feeling, huh? ;-( Well, the bag came out lovely!

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by iris2006 07 May 2008

Very niced way to show everyone your GS. Good iedea.

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by kezza2sew 07 May 2008

Wow! What a lovely idea, you have done such a beautiful job on this one. Fantastic. *4U

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by sueffb1 02 May 2008

This is so clever!! Love this idea - did you put a vinyl in the open part of the frame? You did a great job. Precious Grandson also!!! Sue

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thanks Sue. Yes there is vinyl sewn into the windows of the photograph pockets. *4U

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by lbrow 01 May 2008

love the bag, that's a neat idea. This way everybody can see them & u get to brag. Hooray *4u

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Many thanks lbrow. *4U

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by shirlener88 01 May 2008

Hi Shirley, what a lovely bag - I must go look at that site. Thanks for sharing it and the family and what a joy it had to have been to have them visit for so long. I know you miss them - but you must get back to sewing. *4U Bye, Shirlene

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thank you Shirlene. *4u

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by nonna57 01 May 2008

love this bag. my now i will have to get busy. Great job * 4 u

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thanks nonna57. *4U too.

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by india2007 01 May 2008

You have done a wonderful job on the brag bag. I must learn how to do the photographs onto fabric, as I too, am into quilting and would love to have a memories quilt. I also love your name as, guess what!!!! that also is my name (maiden). Not a common surname.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 01 May 2008

Hehehe - and her first name is close to mine. *4U

shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thanks india2007. No our surname is not common - surprised to hear you had the same one. I think we trace back to Wales.

india2007 by india2007 02 May 2008

Your middle name wouldn't be Ann by any chance or one that begins with A? Then we would have the same initials, SAS. That would be too coincidental.

shirleysisson by shirleysisson 07 May 2008

No, my middle name is Joyce, but I'm glad I don't have a lisp with all the s's in my name - especially when asked to spell it out!!!

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by nini 01 May 2008

BEAUTIFUL! I'm a proud grandma, too. *4U

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thanks nini - isn't it fun being a grandma!! *4U

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by gerryvb 01 May 2008

they look lovely

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 02 May 2008

Thank you gerryvb. *4U

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by jrob Moderator 01 May 2008

Adorable, now you can "tote" him with you where ever you go!;)

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks, jrob. I've become one of those Grannies with not only a brag book, but a brag tote as well!! *4U

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by joaniessw 01 May 2008

I love that bag. Well done. Any hints? I wanted to make a bag like that for a while. Have no kids :(( but, I have two kitties who's unofficial 1st B.day is tmrw and would love to have a bag with their pics. *4U ><>

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thank you Joan. I made my bag using the embroidery pattern from purplehat. It is all made in the hoop and then zig-zag stitched together. I'm sure pics of your kitties would look wonderful in the pockets. *4U

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by mops Moderator 01 May 2008

Lovely, every granny should have one. Thanks for sharing.

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks mops. *4U

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by grammalou 01 May 2008

What a darling brag book and you did such a good job. Very nice, Mary

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks grammalou. Praise must be given to Anne Jennings from purplehat who digitized the pattern. *4U

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by kkcogle 01 May 2008

very cute bag! and you did such a nice job, too! Isn't Skype great!!!! It's funny, that you use it to stretch over miles and miles .... where I use it just to chat with my nieces in the next town!! The girls have fun calling me whenever they get a notion, which is fine with this auntie!! I feel it's the next best thing to "being there"!!

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks kkcogle. You are right - it is the next best thing to being there. I even get kisses via the moniter!! *4U

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by mad14kt 01 May 2008

N I C E ;)

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks mad14kt and a *4U.

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by elenu 01 May 2008

What a good idea, and very different. Skype makes the world a much smaller place doesn't it and the next best thing to visiting!!

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thank you elenu - I don't know what we would do without Skpe. It's been such a joy to keep up with all of his milestones. *4U

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by sqdancer 01 May 2008

Great job Shirley, nice way to brag and you can update the pictures so easily...*4U

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thank you sqdancer - you're right - I actually do need to update the pictures. *4U

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by claudenicolas 01 May 2008

lovely bag. Now you will have time for embroidery

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks cladenicolas - I'm so pleased to have hobbies that do keep me busy. *4U

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by tolgamum 01 May 2008

Wow! This has taken Granny's Brag Album to a new level lol. But it is so nicely done, love it. I'm sure things seem very silent at home now without an active 18month-old scooting about under foot, but I'll bet it was so lovely having them all home with you. Cheers and a flower for you.

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Thanks tolgamum. Yes, it is quiet - maybe now I must get back to sewing. *4U

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