Thursday, June 12, 2008

New bag and new 'do'!

Since we had a heatwave here in NH for 4 days over the weekend, I spent a lot of time in the basement in my quilt room. Probably because it was 98 outside and probably 78 in the basement! And as a result, I got a lot of sewing done. My very favorite thing I did was this bag...
I just love the combination of the orange Amy Butler dots and the orange Kaffe fabric - they scream creamsicle to me! And just to make it really girly I added a ruffle to the outside pocket and some pink ric-rac. There is no doubt that this is a girly-girl bag!

Onto the new 'do' part of the title - I had a haircut a couple of weeks ago. Usually nothing major in one's life, except I hadn't had one for 2 years and my hair was down to my waist. I think this is a vast improvement - so much fresher and easier to look after. Much healthier looking too - tends to happen when you hack off dry and frizzy split ends! It took me this long to figure out that hubby's camera has a timer function on it and that it is quite simple to use. I hate that he insists on having the date on his photos. Silly man! And it is a little fuzzy, but hey I was doing this all by myself!

Tuesday the kids and I are off to Utah for almost the whole Summer vacation - 6 weeks! We are super excited. I will no doubt find all sorts of quilty and non-quilty things to blog about:) And the very day after we arrive, I get to meet Nanette from Freda's Hive! If you haven't already, you must visit her blog - she does such fantastic stuff.

21 comments:

Blondie said...

LOVE the haircut!

Have a great trip- you'll have to post about meeting Nanette!

kjquilts said...

Your hair looks so cute! I love your new bag too. I hope you have a wonderful summer vacation and good luck with the kids on the airplaine!

upstateLisa said...

Joanna, I love your new 'do'!!!! You look great!!!
Love the bag. It is a printed pattern or your own?
Utah for 6 wks?! will you be able to blog????

quiltingcindy said...

The bag is too cute and it does look like a dreamsicle. Your hair is just adorable.

Teresa said...

Ah, you look so cute. That is a great cut for you and just in time for vacation. Hope you have a great time!

Pumpkin Patch Primitives said...

You look like a Babe! Way to go Joanna! Have fun on vacation...don't forget to take lots of pics!

Nancy said...

Love the new do!
the new bag too..
Have a great trip....

RobinE said...

Your new 'do looks great! And so does that fabulous new bag... I love the ruffles and the rick-rack. So fun!

Kathie said...

just love the new bag!
great hair cut too!
hope you get to post while your on vacation in Utah.
Enjoy your vacation...
and meeting Nanette.
I will be spending some time in NH this summer!

craftydiane said...

You hair looks great! Wish mine looked so good. Love the bag, too! The colors are great! Have a great vacation!
Blessings,
Diane

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The bag and new "do" are darling! Yayy summer vacation! I am not sure about meeting me though! Lets hope I don't disappoint. :-)

Jenn said...

I love your hair ! You look so young and pretty in your picture. The bag is cute too!

Jenn said...

You crack me up! haha

Jacquie said...

I agree...fabulous bag...creamsicle with a bit of raspberry sorbet! Great do too!

Karen said...

Hi Joanna...Love the orange and pink in your girly girl bag!!! And Ric Rac, very fun! Your new do is very very cute! Hope you have a great and visit here. Will you be doing the Wasatch Shop Hop? Don't forget to stop by The Corn Wagon-it's part of the shop hop-maybe I'll see you there;)

Cynthia said...

Your hair looks so pretty. I am inspired to go and get a haircut. It has been about 16 months since my last.

And the bag is great. My bag is wearing through and shabby. I need to get sewing!

Alisha said...

Love the haircut! Looks great on you. :)

Have a great trip ... see you when you get back. :-)

Wendy said...

Loving the new do...looks great on you...looking younger every day! :)

Marie said...

I love the bag! It's so pretty and whimsical and the new hairdo! Wowser Wowser!!! You are such a pretty lady! Bet the hubby loved the new look as well!

About Me said...

Hi Joanna--Just now getting a chance to visit your blog! I LOVE it! Thanks for visiting mine during my giveaway. I'd love to add your to my favorites on my blog. Do you mind? Thanks for the great time---

amy said...

Gorgeous bag, gorgeous hair!!!!