Monday, November 14, 2011

Stitching & Sewing.....

I have been doing a small amount of stitching & sewing in the past week.  First is my finish of Carol's Mystery SAL - love it Carol - thank you again!  I have to get the box ready to mount it on...  will do that this week sometime!  If you want to purchase the chart, you can find it here......

Next up is an ornament all ready to finish.  This is by Sue Hillis from one of her new leaflets.  I love anything with peppermints for Christmas.  I used fewer colors than was called for & back stitched in the red or green instead of gray - I think it's cute.

This weekend I stitched this design by Country Stitches (A Stitcher's Purse pattern) - and indeed - "My soul is fed with needle and thread" - perfect right? 


Yesterday afternoon, I decided to see what I could do with these....


First, I sewed together 35 charm squares....  LOVE this Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs!!


And after cutting out the squares using the Lil' Twister Ruler, this is what I had......
(yes, from 35 5" square, it was down to this! lol)


And surprise, I made myself yet another zipper project bag!
One side.....

And the other side......
 I LOVE it!  I can see all kinds of possibilities using this Lil' Twister Ruler!


Next I will have to post the pics of the exchanges to/from in Myrtle Beach....   :-)

Happy stitching & sewing!



12 comments:

Mindi said...

Wow! I love the project bag you made, and that ruler doohicky looks amazing. I'm not a quilter, but seeing your pictures makes me want to go out and buy one to try it out.

Love the peppermint ornament, and you made some great choices with the colors. I can't imagine seeing those backstitched in grey floss.

Myra said...

Your project bag is gorgeous! I am loving the little peppermint tree too - I don't think they grey backstitching would have been near as prety.

Toni said...

Oh my gosh - your stitching and sewing is amazing!

RuthB said...

Wow on all fronts. Those pepermints though -- they're WONDERFUL!

Congrats on lovely pieces as usual!

Carol said...

I like your cross stitch projects. And, the Blueberry Crumb Cake Li'l Twister is adorable. Blueberry Crumb Cake is my favorite Blackbird Designs fabric. I have 4 charm packs, haven't used them yet but I will.

Faye said...

Cute Sue Hillis design!! And the quilting is pretty too...I can't wait to get my BBCC in my hands!!!

Karen said...

Boy Amy....you have been busy! Love your new WIP and the peppermints are too cute. Love the project bag...very pretty and interesting design!

happy stitching....

Patty C. said...

Your project bag is beautiful -
& you're making great progress with the little purse pattern -
I can't wait to see the completion ;)

pat said...

really very beautiful
Pat

Catherine said...

Great finishes! I'm lovin' your project bag!

Fiona said...

Great to see you stitching and finishing again after all your eye probelms. Your project bag looks great, I'm kind of loving Blueberry Crumb Cake too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - you've been busy, and in a great way! Love 'em all.