by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Hi Cuties,


I've just finished off the layering of the front and back of Mum's black, grey, white and pink bag. I've taken a picture of the others in a row. One more to go and that will be mine in black, whites and greys. I was originally going to have the Aqua one, but Mum tells me that her friend Val who came along to the luncheon last year and will be coming again this year would love an Aqua one. So that settled that, I'll start on a black and white one for me tomorrow.

At 2.00pm tomorrow afternoon Trev and I are going to see Jesus Christ Superstar at the Civic Theatre here in Newcastle. It was our Christmas present from Amy and Steve. We are going to the matinee at 2.00pm. It started on Wednesday evening and the whole show has been completely booked out. It's a first for Newcastle - for this particular Theatre group anyway to completely sell out a show. There is a 41 piece orchestra and that's also a first. Can't wait to see it, as Trevor and I saw the show for the first time in Adelaide when we were just married. Marcia Hines was Mary Magdalene and Jon English Judas and a veritable unknown named Trevor White played Jesus.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Love Chris

1. Six (6) little bags all in a row.
2. Mum's bag in the making.

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by stella1 14 Mar 2015

WOW~!!!!!it is absolute very stunning and very nice and beautiful loved it all the bags

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Stella, love Chris

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by loosie 14 Mar 2015

Wow you have been busy! Beautiful :)

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Thanks Loosie, yes, but they are easy to do and they make up fast. Love Chris

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by killiecrankie 13 Mar 2015

They are all beautiful ,but I still like the aqua one the best though the black & white bag will probably go with more outfits.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Hi Judy, it will certainly go with all my things as I wear black and white everyday. Sometimes I'll add a splash of colour with a jacket. Love Chris

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by highlandermom 13 Mar 2015

Fabulous work as always. Love the black and white especially.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Thanks Mary, it seems to be the favourite so far. Love Chris

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by beatie58 13 Mar 2015

Love these wonderful bags you have made each one differently your ladies will love them. I have made a black and white one for my DIL cannot show till I have given it to her.. love these they are really easy and fun to make.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Hi Sally, is she a member on here that you can't show it? I personally love black, white and grey all together. Love Chris

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by shirley124 13 Mar 2015

Beautiful bags Chris. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Thanks Shirley, love Chris

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by clawton 13 Mar 2015

they are wonderful I think the white and black one will be great. They are very colorful and attractive.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

Thanks Carolyn, seems to be very popular. Love Chris

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by snowbird42 13 Mar 2015

Hi Chris, I'll have the black and white one please(lol) ....I am sure you wll love the show. I also saw he original Jesus Christ Superstar i n Sydney many years ago it was fantastic...have a great day...soozie

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2015

You'll have to stand in line Soozie!!!!

The show was fabulous - such wonderful talent up here in Newcastle and the surrounding area. Love Chris

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by chenille 13 Mar 2015

These are fantastic!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Nadyne, love Chris

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by sandralochran 13 Mar 2015

Love them all

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Sandra, love Chris

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by oaro 13 Mar 2015

They look beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Maria, love Chris

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by lilylady 13 Mar 2015

They are all beautiful, I love the black and white.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thank you for commenting, me too! Love Chris

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by teun 13 Mar 2015

Sehnalle ganz toll aus

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Danke, liebe Chris

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by decojo 13 Mar 2015

Beautiful bags ~ great job!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Jo, love Chris

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by maggiejwl 13 Mar 2015

& when you finish Dragonflyer's jewel-toned, *I'm* very fond of the black-and-white one! :)

These are all stunning! Great job.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Another one in blacks and white, righto, I'm going to be a busy bee aren't I? Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 13 Mar 2015

They are all lovely, Chris...I would like mine done in jewel tones...It's okay if you finish it after you do the black and white one... :)

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Now that would look gorgeous Kim! I'm partial to the winter tones in magentas, bright blues, emeralds, turquoise etc. That would really vibrant! Love Chris

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by dordonc 13 Mar 2015

They all look beautiful the grey one is my favorite.......

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks for commenting, it is nice isn't it? Love Chris

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by noah 13 Mar 2015

Are you working on my purple one next???Love them hugs Carolyn xx00

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Funny, you should say that Carolyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by pldc 13 Mar 2015

your bags are just terrific Chris, Enjoy the show, when it was here hubs & I went & it was spectacular! ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Loralye. I will enjoy it, we are going out to lunch first and then the show.

Trevor will go into Amy's tomorrow morning and mow their lawns etc. I'm going to go over to Dana's and just tidy up before they come home on Sunday. Amy asked me to just check to make sure everything was neat and tidy. Amy has been staying there the past couple of nights and she said things were chaotic!!!!! Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 13 Mar 2015

So pretty..Lot of work done !!!!Gorgeous

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Sonja, yes a lot of work, but they sew up really quickly. Love Chris

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by tlp22 13 Mar 2015

Awesome! Some very lucky ladies.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Therese, love Chris

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by connerj 13 Mar 2015

They are beautiful - great color combinations. There will be a lot of happy ladies carrying great totes. :)

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thank you so much I hope so. Love Chris

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by sdrise 13 Mar 2015

Nice bags!!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 13 Mar 2015

Like Sarah I thought that there was a row of cushions... just shows how wrong I was. What a great collection of super bags Chris. I am just amazed that you are so organised for Christmas. Enjoy Jesus Christ Superstar

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Mar 2015

just a question but are you taking orders?

pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Caroline, he he he! No, I'm not taking orders. Anyone can do these, they are so easy. As I said lower down if you could get something else that gives the same effect I'd use it in a flash. The Bosal is very expensive for such a small amount - it's sold by 25cm lengths!!!! - mind you it's 147cm wide, but you don't get much out of that size, so you have to have it much longer! Love Chris

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by airyfairy 13 Mar 2015

Chris, when I first looked I thought your sofa had cushions on. LOL. I just love the one on your machine. I would love to tackle a bag like this but just not brave enough. Your totes are lovely. Hugs Sarah

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Hi Sarah, This is the Sofa that Ophélie sleeps on. It pulls out to a bed and then we put it back as a Sofa. Go on have a go at making one - it is very easy and a quick gift idea. You could make this on other types of heavy duty wadding if you can't get the Bosal InR form in South Africa. It's very expensive and I'm sure there would be some other sort of fabric/lining/wadding whatever you call it to use. The good thing about the Bosal is that it has a sticky topping which your fabric is ironed to. Thanks once again, love Chris

pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

On Mum's one I have put the floral fabric on each corner, so that when it's sewn up the side the edges will match. Love Chris

spendlove by spendlove 13 Mar 2015

Ethan suggested that capillary matting could be a good substitute. I'm going to look into it. Perhaps it would work with some permanent spray adhesive.

pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Drats! It's just gone 8.00am here on Saturday morning and Trevor has already been to Bunnings and is off into town to do Amy and Steve's lawns etc. If I'd known he was going there I'd get him to look into it - wait a minute, no, I think I had better go look for it! I know what he's like!!!!! Thanks for that idea Ethan and thanks Sue for passing it on here too. Love Chris

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by designgirl 13 Mar 2015

They are all great, I love the black and white one, but I would like to see a green one. My favourite colour.Hugs.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Lynn, my favourite colour combination is black, white and grey. I don't like greens, so unfortunately you'll not be seeing one! Love Chris

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by baydreamer 13 Mar 2015

They looked fantastic, not sure if I can make the flight over for this special lunch! Love them all but I think I will reserve the blk and wht for myself. :)

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

You'll have to stand in line I think for the black and white one too. Thanks for commenting, love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 13 Mar 2015

They all look fab, but I'll go for the autumn colours as favourite.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Sue, it does look good, it almost makes me want to have one - almost!! he he he! Love Chris

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by marfa 13 Mar 2015

Nicely done and this last in Galaxy is my favorite :-) I love black and white

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Me too Marfa - most of my wardrobe is black and white! I have a lot of purple too. Love Chris

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by RockyB 13 Mar 2015

They are all great but I think I like your newest one the best! I'm partial to black and white. Hope you enjoy the show too!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Roxanne. I'm partial to a good musical stage show. I know all the songs so well, it will be hard for me not to sing them out loud! Love Chris

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by lidiad 13 Mar 2015

Wow, they are all beautiful, Chris!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks Lidia, I'm thrilled with them. Love Chris

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by tfk 13 Mar 2015

Wow the bags look great Chris ....I too like the aqua most in that row....even your mom's a good one but black. ..white and grey sounds the best ;)

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Hi Therese, I'm thrilled with them all and as I've done each one I've done something a little bit more. I didn't quilt the first two (Aboriginal print and the Aqua one). I then quilted the rest and the last three - the two red and green ones and the brown one on the end I've put the girl's initials on them. I'll put Mum's initial on hers too tomorrow. Love Chris

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by adavisx3 13 Mar 2015

Very cute bags. I like the aqua one as well. Great job.

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Mar 2015

Thanks very much. It's one of the best colours isn't it? love Chris

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