Pink and brown tote monogrammed...
I did most of the work on the zippered bag the other day but put some finishing touches on it tonight. The serger bag I started last night but spent most of the afternoon working on. I even learned how to make "box(ed) corners"! I do plan to make a similar bag/mat to fit the dimensions of my sewing machine.
Thanks for looking! Hope everyone is having a great week. I plan on posting more finishes Friday...stay tuned!
Please pardon the wrinkles as it is still a work-in-progress (WIP) so why bother ironing it yet, right? Besides, I think ironing was something invented by Satan himself. ;-)
"O Beautiful" by Shepherd's Bush:
"Heart Stitchalong" from a blog by Sylvia (http://syku66.blogspot.com/):
Sorry for the icky picture -- the pattern is underneath the fabric and I didn't realize it would show through when I took the picture.
Brad wants me to make it into a pillow so I think that's what I'm going to do with it. I stitched it with Belle Soie silks. LOVE those silks!!!
We've become good campers when it comes to winter storms now. We have a big generator that powers our furnace, refrigerator, deep freeze, crock pot and electric skillet...not to mention the boys' video game systems, TV, and DVD player. It's frustrating to go without power but that generator sure made life good, all things considered. :-) We got out electricity back several days ago and were without for 7 days but there are still people that haven't been able to have their power restored yet. This was a horrible (yet beautiful!) ice storm that left our entire town of 30,000 people in the dark for days and days. If it weren't for our hard-working city employess and many outside agencies that came to help, our town would not have fared as good as we did. My thoughts and prayers to those who are still without power and might be without for 3 to 4 weeks still.
More stitching talk -- My latest new start is Little House Needleworks' "Rose Sampler" that I will attach to the coordinating Impie, Hattie, and Bea presewn pouch. Just about anything Impie, Hattie, and Bea makes leaves me drooling. :-) I'll have to start and finish another ornament this month to stick with the ornament stitchalong I'm a member of. There are a couple of new starts calling my name but I'm trying to be a good girl and not start anything new without a few more finishes. I'm also trying to be a good girl and not buy any new stash. (Which we all know that usually last a few weeks at most. HAHAHAHA)
Please post a comment and let me know what you're stitching, too. :-)
That's the front. Only the left, right, and bottom sides are sewn on, so the top is open like a pocket. The "Winter Wonderland" pattern is by Little House Needleworks and the pouch is premade by Impie, Hattie, and Bea. The white floss is DMC, but the rest I converted to Valdani 6-strand colorfast hand-dyed flosses. Open the pouch up and here is what you see:
In the center is my Christmas present -- a Singer Futura combination embroidery/sewing machine. Love it! I gotta get back into blogging and posting pictures more. Maybe when tax season is over...ewwwww, taxes...
Anyway, hope everyone is having a wonderful 2010 so far. Take care and thanks for looking. :)
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