July 28, 2008

Colorful Give Away!

Where is everyone?? I was surprised how few people guessed how much money I would spend at IQA Long Beach. I know that I must have more than 4 people reading my blog. I would love to hear from all of you. I'll announce the winner on Saturday.
I spent part of the day making this colorful jewelry pouch as the give away prize. If you look really close at the interior photo, you'll see that there's an extra surprise attached to a sterling silver chain and hidden inside one of the compartments. Did I ever mention that I am also a silversmith?

I had a great time at the IQA Long Beach show in Long Beach. It consisted of Special Exhibit quilts (mostly art quilts) and 500 vendors. That's a whole lot of vendors! I'm real excited about an Olfa circle cutter that I bought. It cuts any size circle between 1-7/8 t0 8-1/2". I love circles and use them a lot in my work. This will definitely make it much easier to cut them.

I was in a fabric booth and heard somebody say, "Was that shirt on a blog?" Turns out it was Doreen K all the way from Nevada. It was so surprised that somebody recognized my shirt!

20 comments :

Sue B said...

What a gorgeous bag Judy! Love the fabric that you used.

Carol said...

Ohhhh Gorgeous colour bag, love the suprise too, count me in for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

OK, I don't actually have a blog, but I'll leave a guess. Being an avid shopper myself and having the opportunity to be at an event like that I'm guessing . . . hmmmm . . . $475.

Wanda in Saskatchewan

Sue B said...

okay I'm back to leave my guess - I'm going to say $505.00

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing $800.00 !!!!! No real reason.....I just know how tempting those gizmo and gadget vendors are, not to mention the fabric and embellishments etc. !!!

Joanna van said...

That bag has beautiful colors! Did you dye it yourself??

Lise said...

Hello from Norway! Just found your blog via Sue B's - I'm also a happy owner of one of her journals, and I love it!! The bag is great, the colours are beautiful - and I wonder if you have dyed the fabrics?? My guess about spending money?? Let's say $600??

TracyB said...

Ohhhh love the bag, pick me, pick me :)

Hmmmm depends upon if you were wanting to be frugal or you were totally out to treat yourself??

I'm going to guess somewhere in the middle....$375??

Scrappy Cat said...

What a beautiful jewelry bag! My guess is $437.

Angie in AZ said...

I"m guessing $267., at random... I'm giving you credit for showing restraint! LOL!

Anonymous said...

This certainly looks great Judy also the hidden inside is worth while, I lover the colors!
Hetty in The Netherlands

SuZ Stuff said...

very pretty pouch !geeee.....I have no idea how much you would spend at an event like that!ummmm...maybe about $468.00 ????????

theDiva said...

hmmm....I'll take a more conservative guess, though I'm not sure I could've restrained myself!

My guess is...$350

Sandi

morningDove said...

I have the Olfa circle cutter and can't get it to work right. Feel like it is a waste. Guess money spent $777.00

Lisassup said...

Like all your other commenters, I love the colors of the bag! (Why else would we all read a blog called "Color My World"?) I'll guess you spent $430 in Long Beach.

ingedk said...

+I love your colorblog and the beautiful bag.
Its all fantastic
My gues is 300

cheers from Denmark ( hot and warm )
Inge Reinholdt
www.123hjemmeside.dk/ingesol

Lora Martin said...

I SAW your purchases and still can't guess what you spent! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it, though.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing about twenty bucks!



Your loving husband, Mike

Judy H in NC said...

I know how much I would be tempted to spend, but I am going with $199.

Anonymous said...

The bag is beautiful! I am guessing you spent around $400. Hope I'm right!
Rocio
rocioherrada@yahoo.com