Monday, 8 October 2018

Games Bag

We have had quite a restful weekend, taking things easy and just enjoying each others company.  A couple of good films and  reading took up most of our time along with some good food that we enjoyed cooking together.  I gave in and went to the doctors about my shoulder, I was sent for ex rays and an ultra sound scan.  They found several problems so I have been referred to a orthopaedic consultant.  In the meantime progress is slow on my craft projects, taking things easy so not to do any further damage.  I didn't go to my aerobics class this morning, I must admit I did miss not going.

I have made another bag, this time a games bag.  It is so much fun snakes and ladders on one side and noughts and crosses on the other.  I have also made a dice and counters.



The board was drawn out in pencil and then sewn in using the machine, adding the numbers using fabric paint.


Felt snakes and ladders were glued on and then my favourite embellishment buttons were added.


The boards was then stitched onto the canvas bag.


On the other side, a noughts and crosses board was designed and stitched on using the same technique and felt noughts and crosses cut out.




To further enhance the bag a dice and counters were made so that the game could indeed be played.




I haven't been on the computer much this weekend so I am a little behind with visiting you all but hopefully will catch up soon.  Gerard has a hospital appointment tomorrow and we have the exciting job of collecting the chickens.  They will hopefully be on tomorrows ferry from Skye.  The coop has been painted and an area fenced off for them, with further land available behind the barn.  It will be interesting to see what Mickey will be like with them.




Hopefully I will be introducing our new residents in my next post.  As always I thank you for your comments and messages of support.

See you soon.

33 comments:

  1. Lovely and interesting idea for the bag. Hope all goes well with the chickens.

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  2. That bag is wonderful!

    I look forward to seeing Mickey with the hens. Has he met hens before?

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  3. I miss my hens. Your bag is amazing! Hope your shoulder gets sorted soon.

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your creativity! Sorry to hear about your shoulder still bothering you. It's a good idea to check that out. Your chickens are going to be happy at their lovely new home. Hope you have them soon. ♥

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  5. The weekend sounded very pleasant. So sorry that your shoulder is not behaving. May the specialist make it all better. It won’t be easy for you to keep from doing things. Just a reminder, chickens fly. 🐓 Looking forwward to meeting the girls. 🙂

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  6. How exciting it will be to get those chickens installed in their nice new coop. And then to see what Mickeey's reaction to them will be! I hope he's okay with them.

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  7. So sorry to hear about your shoulder issues, I hope you get some help with it soon. The bags are great. Take care x

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  8. I'm looking forward to seeing the chickens, their homehome is very sweet.
    I hope you get some relief for your shoulder soon. X

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  9. You are the most talented person out there!
    And I will be praying for both you and your man.
    Hugs from across the waters!

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  10. How exciting, new chickens coming to live with you. Love your game bag, what a brilliant idea xx

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  11. so sorry about your shoulder. Hope you'll feel better very soon. Love those bags dear, you are extremely creative.

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  12. WOW! I admire the games bag you made and hope it inspires many happy game playing sessions, Lorraine. Praying you both are well and able to enjoy the arrival of your chickens...and that Mickey welcomes them, too :) xx

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  13. I hope your shoulder is soon taken care of and you are able to resume your usual craftiness and that Gerard’s appointment goes very well.
    What a wonderful game bag. I can just imagine the fun that will be had with it. Mickey looks as though a pre-hen arrival inspection is taking place! I’m looking forward to seeing them.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. What a great idea for a bag, useful but entertaining too. I'm looking forward to seeing your chickens, I do hope Mickey behaves himself when he's introduced to them.

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  16. Take care with that shoulder. Great game bag too!

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  17. You always have terrific ideas for crafts !
    Nice chicken's coop !
    Take care !
    Hug
    Anna

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  18. So sorry about your painful shoulder. Take care and give it more rest to recover. I like your bag and chicken coop!

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  19. What a fun game bag. Hope your shoulder heals and doesn't involve surgery. Take care and heal.

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  20. What an amazing idea your bag is.

    I hope you get some relief for your shoulder. It's such a horrible niggly kind of pain isn't it?

    Can't wait to see the chickens.
    Hugs-x-

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  21. Well aren't you clever. Such a fun idea. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope they can make it better without it involving too much.
    xx Beca

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  22. You are so creative with your bags. . . they must be a lot of fun to work on. You're getting chickens! I've wanted them but my hubby is against it. He comes up with all kinds of reasons, so I give in. I really do not think that they could possibly be the trouble that he wants me to think they are. I will be watching and learning from your experiences. Maybe I can change his mind :) Your chicken coop in so pretty. One last question: How do you keep your dog so white and pretty with all the rain? Your dog loves to round on the ground and he would be covered in mud.
    Wishing you good reports from the doctors.
    God bless you both.
    Connie :)

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  23. Those bags are a great idea. How is your shoulder feeling. This getting older lark is no fun is it. Did the chickens arrive?

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  24. I love the game bags. I hope your shoulder can be sorted out it sounds very painful. Look forward to reading more about your chickens:)

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  25. I hope what they find with your shoulder will be an easy fix. Your game bag is wonderful! You're so clever. Is your chicken house located where you can keep an eye on it from the house? What kind of predators do you have on your island? You may have to add some wire fencing on the sides and even over the top of their run to keep them safe. I look forward to seeing your hens! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. You are amazing. I know, I keep saying that, but the neat ideas you come up with and your projects always turn out just beautifully! Sure hope your shoulder gets better soon. Shoulder pain can be awful. I'm so excited to hear about your chickens. Can't wait to see them. Mickey is adorable and way too classy and beautiful to be hanging around with the chickens. :)

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  27. sorry about your shoulder and I'm glad you are getting it taken care of!! Lovely game bags !

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  28. As I am also having some shoulder problems, I can understand hiw you are feeling, Lorraine. You have the most creative projects and the game bags was great!

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  29. Your game bag is fun...quite the pattern making lady! Sorry your shoulder is giving problems and prayers for it to heal without surgery! Hugs!

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  30. Hope your shoulder gets better, but keeping cool is also good. Your chicken coop looks very pretty !

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  32. Well aren't you clever. Such a fun idea. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope they can make it better without it involving too much.

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