Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On Generosity and Cool Guys

I have been a long time fan of fabric designer, Tula Pink.  I have loved every one of her lines and have purchased the fabric obsessively whenever a new one is released.  So when I saw on Instagram, that Quiltdad was making a couple of quilts with Tula Pink's amazing new halloween fabric line, Nightshade, I commented on how amazing they looked and that he was a lucky duck to be cutting into it already.  Well, being that awesome guy that he is, he offered to send me some of what he had left!

No way could I have said no to this. And look at all he sent me!!!!!  I was so excited when I opened the box I'm sure my husband thought I was having a fit or something. He didn't ask for anything in return, but I felt like I had to do something to show my gratitude for his generosity.  So I decided to make him a hoop bag.  I know that he likes to embroider from seeing all of the lovely Hoop Up! Swaps he has participated in.  I was a little stumped at first as what I would use for fabric, because I wanted it to be manly but still fun.  So I stuck to what I know best, geekery.

I am calling it the "BAZINGA! hoop bag"  because I heart Big Bang Theory and this image of The Flash reminds me of Sheldon.  There was a little dispute as to whether or not polka dots were "manly" or not between my husband and myself.  But I am happy with the way it looks.  Hopefully Quiltdad will be too.

Here is a shot of the back.

I am continually amazed by the generosity of the people that I have "met" online in the crafting community.  And doing things like this always makes me smile.


  1. It's awesome, and I bet he will love it! And I can't wait to see what you do with your Nightshade lovelies!

  2. LOVE the bag tons. That show is the best for sure even Gwen says Bazinga all the time now. John will love it I know.

  3. he was a lucky duck and so were you! i love the pouch you made for him, i bet he loves it very much. also, can't wait to see what you make with your new fabric! xo

  4. Your Bazinga embroidery bag is awesome. I know it'll be appreciated. AND how lucky are you. You are both generous and thoughtful people.

  5. Wow, what a generous bunch you two are....love your creation!

  6. HOLY COW -- how did I miss this post?! Thank you SO SO SO much!! This is SO perfect for me ... and I've been wanting a Hoop Bag FOREVER (but can't get over my fear of zippers.) Thanks again -- you rock!