Friday, June 14, 2013

My Adventures with "The Tammy Project Bag" and giveaway!

Hi yall!  Today is the 3rd day of the "The Tammy Project Bag" Blog Hop! This bag was designed by Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt. Warning this is a photo heavy post, so grab a cuppa tea and pull up a chair, this might take a while!

 I have to tell yall this. The Tammy is the little bag that could! Now I am not one to usually carry small bags. I always have too much stuff to tote around. But you can definitley pack this little bag to the brim!

Yep - she's cute!

No matter which way you turn her....

Inside or out! But can she work? Well little did I know but I was about to find out. My handsome farmer hubby dude decided we needed to go to the hay field! Yep it's hay season. So I figured I'd better take along a project or two to keep me busy when I finished my chores in the field. Now I would get to see what that little bag is made of! Could she keep up with this farm girl?

So I loaded her up then off we went. Well, while my darling hubby did his chores, Tammy and I got busy.

First, we hooked the tractor to the tedder so we could fluff up the hay so it could dry all nice and purty -like!

Then we hooked up to the hay rake so we could rake up all that sweet smelling hay into nice tidy rows!
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     That hubby of mine said I musta been practicing my free motion quilting skills on this row.   
      hmmmmp!

Well then we were so tuckered out after all that work that we decided to take a nap in some purty little peavines.

It wasn't long before my darling hubby had all that hay rolled up and loaded and boy was Tammy ready to go to the house!

Well, the sweetest thing happened next: My handsome farmer hubby dude said he was ataken us to an elegant dinner!  As soon as we got to the house I decided I better get gussied up if I was agoing to my favorite restaurant! So I hurried up and got all purtylike then I decided Tammy had worked hard too and I'd take her along. So I emptied all my crafty little stuff out:
Stuffed my hankie and compact back in her, and set in to gussie her up a little too! I threw a coupla chains on her....

                    And waited by the gate. Soon my darling hubby came trottin out and off we went!

       I couldnt hardly wait to get some vittles at the most elegant restaurant in town and Tammy was so purty, well I just knew she'd fit right in..

I just love some ambiance while I eat my pintos!

 Just look at that flameless candle. It sure doesn't hold a light to my Lil 'Ol Tammy tho!

Now, if you made it this far I have a little gift for one lucky and patient reader.

One yard of Checkered Floral from the Wildwood Collection for Free Spirit and a "Tammy" clasp handle thingy with the rings just in case you want to put chains on yours too.! If you enjoyed spending some time with me and Tammy just leave us a comment on this post. You don't have to follow my blog, or like me or Tammy on facebook, but of course Tammy and I would love it if you did. We will have a winner here in a coupla days when I can get ahold of my hubbys hat again, and I will annouce the winner right here on this blog! Anybody at all can enter. Whether you live here in the Good Ole US of A or whether you live across the pond. I'll ship this stuff to ya. Just make sure I have a way to get ahold of ya!
Now, if you want to make your very own Tammy, you can find the pattern here.
And here is the rest of today's schedule:
June 14th ( friday)







So be sure and go by and see what these gals have been up to with their Tammies and show them a whole lotta bloggie love!
Now I hope yall enjoyed my adventures with Tammy. I am sad to say that she will be leaving me though. She is headed to her new home with my daughter. My daughters one of those Astrophysics people. She just got her Masters of Science degree in it, so that's why I made Tammy out of Constellations by Lizzy House, it has stars and stuff on it. And I got my fabric from Julie at The Intrepid Thread. She has some really purty fabric over there. Ships it out right away too.

 Oh and one last thang. If yall do leave a comment, lemme know whatcha think about my new blog header. I wasn't sure but thought I might throw the flameless candle in the picture. I  like a little ambiance on my blog too.
"Preciate it!
xo
jan
pss. One comment per person please!

92 comments :

  1. Jan...and I thought I had 'imagination'....you win thumbs UP on that one! Such a FUN read...GREAT bag...and really...REALLY???? You REALLY fit ALL of that in your Tammy????? You sure know how to pack it girl!!!! So even tho you said we don't 'hafta' - I think I will LIKE you AND Follow you too! Here there and everywhere! :)

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  2. totally cute way to show off your Tammy bag. great job and fun post

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  3. That's a lot stuff packed in the bag! Love your bag and great job!

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  4. Lovely bag and lovely blog post! I didn't participate in this hop but after seeing all the cute little bags I think I may have to make one!

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  5. Now that Tammy bag has been one busy farm gal! Sew enjoyed her adventures. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Wow! You sure got a lot in your Tammy! I'm sure your daughter will love her new bag. Love the story...thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. I love your post, it made me giggle, and your FMQ hay rows look great!

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  8. Your Tammy looks great and it was fun to follow her ! I love the chain added, so cute!

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  9. Your Tammy is cute and I like how you gussied her up ! LOL

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  10. So cute your Tammy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Frederika

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  11. Hello Jan.
    Love your blogpost and your pictures, thank you for sharing and beeing part of this hop.
    Your Tammy bag is gorgeous, and so useful!
    Thank you for the chance to win too.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  12. Lol - cute post .. nice giveaway! I need to find some chains!!!

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  13. Snake!!!!!!!!!!! I am scared of snakes and there's one on your Tammy!! lol

    Perfect fabric for the photos!

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  14. LOL... I had to read this so many times over. Absolutely adorable. Before my mom would ride on tractors with my dad she always had to visit the bathroom, put on a scarf and lipstick, etc etc. my mom would of loved this post she clearly identify with it, LOL. Beautiful job!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    darlene
    kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com

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  15. O yes, the perfect bag for every occasion! And beautiful! :D

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  16. Your bag is adorable and I never saw the clasp with the hoops for hanging the chain to...very cute and useful. Your blue fabric is just gorgeous...thanks for showing the bag with the chain on it would love to get one of those....have a great day...

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  17. Love your constellation fabric...perfect choice!

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  18. Adorable Tammy bag....great fabric and fantastic pictures

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  19. Jan you have got to be the absolute best at taking pictures of your bag! I loved your "working" bag! blessings, marlene

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  20. Love your Tammy bag. And your post had me rolling. "Practicing your free motion skills on that row" Hilarious!
    A Canadian Farmer's Wife, Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  21. lovely idea however, maybe using john deer fabric would have been better theme for your bag ;P love your blue fabric.

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  22. WOW!! The bag and pictures look great.

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  23. Your lovely bag sure got around to a lot of places, pretty and versatile!! Love your header too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Love your Tammy bag and all the different ways you can use it! Also glad you got taken out to dinner after all the hard work while haying!

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  25. Rosemary B here:
    Dear Jan, your bags are beautiful. I love the constellation one the bestttt
    Your blog is very nice and I read some of your previous posts.
    YOur header is button cute and it does add a high class element to your blog, with out being uppity. just cozy class
    Thank you for sharing your marvelous creativity today

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  26. Hi Jan. I love your bag and reading the post took me right back to my childhood and growing up on a farm. Thanks for bringing back some great memories! Glad you are on the hop!

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  27. I love your bag and really enjoyed your farm pictures. I grew up on a farm and still live in the country and love the life. Your bag is cute as can be, and looks like it belongs with a country gal.

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  28. Oh, Jan - what a fun read this morning. I smiled through your whole post and was wishing I could have spent the day with you and Tammy! I love your blog header and a little ambiance? well, of course, always a good thing. Thanks for the smile this morning!

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  29. ahhh sweet Jan...your story is as famous for touching our hearts as your photos were..your bag is priceless...you will see why wink

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  30. What a sweet story of you and Tammy in the fields and at the restaurant !What a great gift for your daughter, congratulations to her for getting her degree!

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  31. Thanks for the smile-Tammy sure had adventures, didn't she? I am sure your daughter will love her and congrats to her for all of her hard work! Wow! Love your header-it makes me feel right at home, ready to sit and chat. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I am a new follower via email and GFC.

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  33. Jan your Tammy is wonderful and "The Adventures of Jan & Tammy" were fun to read about and see the places you two went together. I am a follower of yours already. Thanks for a fun posting.

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  34. Whooie, Tammy has been on some adventures!! No doubt at her new home those adventures will continue! Lucky girl!

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  35. I really enjoyed reading the adventures of your tammy bag. I do like your header and thought it was very colorful and eye catching. I do enjoy seeing really pretty headers on the blogs.

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  36. What a cute story! I haven't added chains to mine but definitely thinking about it. Love how you changed yours from sew functional to night on the town functional!!

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  37. HI! VERY NEAT POST!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  38. Everything looks great, thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Amazing Tammy! Your photograph and sweet southern ways add to the post. Thank you.

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  40. :) Pretty bag! I'm amazed with how much it can hold!

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  41. What a great bag - and what adventures it has had!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Boy, the great adventures of country living. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Your bag is great!

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  43. Is that what those little rings were for??? I have to dig around to find what I did with mine! May I ask what you used for chains??

    Well, at least Tammy got to enjoy the farm and dinner in town before she ran off with your daughter. Excellently staged pictures, LOL. Grinned my way through the post,

    Love the header!

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  44. What a wonderful adventure! And Tammy is LOVELY! (Love the line about your free motion quilting skilz!)

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  45. Love your new blog header-it says it all, both farm and sowing! That sweet little Singer sewing machine is awesome. These Tammy bags are very versatile - Madam Samm is brilliant. Just a purse would be fine, but she didn't stop. Adding pockets really makes the bag. From CA, thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some great fabric.

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  46. Loved spendin time with you & Tammy! Lovely visit! Enjoyed fancy resturaunt too...my kinda dinner date too! :)

    Love your Header as it is...candle might me nice ...am thinkin ok as is tho.

    Am followin' ya on Bloglovin too! Don't do the FB, Twitter stuff...

    Ohio Hugs!! :)

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  47. Your header is terrific, you are one very diverse individual. i love your Tammy, the fabric choice is perfect for your daughter. The story of your day with Tammy was priceless. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  48. Great post and so fun to travel around with your bag. Beautiful blue fabric on your bag and that chain is just so cool as an add-on...love it!

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  49. Love these sweet bags soooooooooo much!! Thanks for sharing yours.

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  50. Love, love your bag. You did such a neat job on it. Wasn't it fun to make this bag? There are so many possibilities for its use. I like your header. The last time we drove to Atlanta, we went through the mountains. It was beautiful.

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  51. Hi, I love that you can put a chain on your Tammy too. The fabric is great and thanks for the giveaway!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  52. Love your bag...perfect selection for your daughter! Enjoyed your story too! Your blog header is wonderful!

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  53. How cute! I love the way the scissors handle look like eyes on your bag during her adventures! Great job!

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  54. First time I have been to your blog and I love your header! I am really lvoing seeing all of the bloggers and their versions of the Tammy Bag. I am ordering my pattern today, and I am thinking I want to make these for gifts for my family in December. I have my mom, MIL, 3 sisters, 4 nieces, 6 granddaughters, 3 DsIL, and 3 special girlfriends, so how many is that so far? YIKES! I better get busy!

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  55. Loved your "Tammy Bag." Also loved traveling around the farm with you . :)

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  56. Your bag is great and all the pics of her are fantastic!! Oh, and your header looks great too. I love that rack holding all the small skeins of yarn.

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  57. Love your bag and the story of 'her' day on the farm. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope I'm a winner.

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  58. I love, Love, LOVE Tammy and would love to win! Thank you for the chance! She sure is purty!

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  59. I enjoyed your story and the tour around the farm. Your bag is just beautiful!

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  60. Thanks for the fun Tammy adventure! She is so cute and sure holds a lot of goodies!
    PS: I love your blog header! I need to redo mine from the one I slapped up when I first started--just not enough hours in the day!!

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  61. Thanks for the tour of your farm with the candid shots of your Tammy bag - awesome!! These bags are amazing, I can't believe what can be stuffed into them... sure would love one for toting all my quilting gear in style!!

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  62. I love your bag, and your blog! The header is awesome... I was drawn to the Singer and it says your style!!!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  63. I love your bag,and your farm. Your daughter is one lucky gal. Lives on a farm, her bag in on the "web", has a great Mom and Dad, and has an amazing future ahead of her. Yrs, I like your new header,and don't think it needs the candle.(I have that sewing machine. It was my moms.)

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  64. Really love your bag. What a great job you did with it! Your farm looks wonderful.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  65. Love your Tammy and the great handle/strap!

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  66. I loved your little bag so much, I bought the pattern. Now I'm looking for the hardware. The pattern says to get from "the bag lady", but who the heck is that? And I love your filigree handle. Please help! Becky at rcoyle@olemiss.edu (another Southern gal).

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  67. Lovely little bag! And looks like a lovely sunny day on your farm!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  68. Great post and pictures. Your bag is beautiful and has been put to good use already. Great job all around.

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  69. I was quite taken with your blog header, nice job. I love all the detail! And too much fun with Tammy's adventures for the day. Your Tammy bag is terrific...lucky daughter

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  70. I loved your day in the life of Tammy. Your are so creative. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  71. Great blog header! I love your Tammy bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. Very nice and I just love these bags. It would be a nice win.

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  73. Love the bag. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. What a great adventure for your tammy bag! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  75. I love your header. It looks great to me. I taught in North Georgia long ago and loved the mountains. Met my husband there. Love reading your blog.

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  76. Tammy sure had an eventful day. Your daughter is lucky to get her. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Great bag and I bet Tammy had a nice time with you:)
    I would forego the candle in your header I love it just the way it is:)
    Great job on both!

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  78. Your header is just as purty-as-can-be. That's one fine looking block laid out there on that there little mini sewer!! :)
    Your daughter's going to love that Tammy bag - after all her work on the farm she'll be lost with Sis. Looks like you need another for yourself!

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  79. I came over to check out that cute little Tammy bag! It is sure cute, but the first thing I noticed was your header. It is great! Love your farm pics with the bag!

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  80. I love the purse. My grass lines would look like I might have had a little too much to drink.

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  81. I just love this bag! And you've used the perfect fabrics for your daughter, she is one lucky girl!! And I love the photos and the story that went with it too :-) Your new header is fab by the way, your blog is looking awesome!

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  82. I really love your tammy purse. and the print is great also someone your girl is very lucky to have you make her one. And your header is nice too as Im not sure what the other one looked like and your Blog is fun to read. I would love to win your give away and to make the bag for my self. Dee Shaw 411 11th ST. Lewiston Idaho.83501

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  83. I like your new header and I love your bag! Hedgehogs in the stars can't beat that!! I am already a follower and it would be a blast to win!

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  84. Lovely bag. Enjoyed your story, very amusing. The bag does go well with everything and certainly holds a ton of goodies no matter what you choose to fill her up with.

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  85. Jan...lovely Tammy bag...definitely a cutie, love the chain too. Your header is great!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  86. Have been wanting to make some kind of bag/purse and this will just fit the bill. I'm loving the Tammy Bag. Thanks.

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  87. I love your Tammy Bag, especially because you can put your project in it or take it to town!!! Now that I see how versatile it is I really want to make one!

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  88. I love your Tammy Bag, especially because you can put your project in it or take it to town!!! Now that I see how versatile it is I really want to make one!

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xo jan