Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back with a new bag

Thank you for being a follower, sorry I have been gone so much lately. I have been sick. So sick I could hardly sew!!!!  I am still struggling, but maybe it will pass soon.

I did finally finish this bag and made a matching wallet. The bag took about 12 hours including the embroidery. The wallet is another 3-4 hours. I was only able to do a hour or so at a time because I felt so bad, so it has taken a while to get it done. I cannot wait to load up this beauty and use it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Fall Purse

This summer when I went to Mary Jo's I got this beautiful batik for a new bag. I make the same basic style bag everytime. Yes I know it is boring. But I cannot seem to find another style that I really like when I am using it. Other bags are so cute, but then I use them and hate them. UGH!

I decided to use my embroidery machine and stitch out this design that I have had for a long time. I just love it and this seemed the time to finally use it. I used to use my embroidery machine all the time but have not used it in what seems like forever. I have done some little things, initials etc. But nothing like these long embroideries that take 3 hours. I am hoping that this weekend while my husband and daughter are going through the pain staking process of auditions for A Christmas Carol, I will keep myself busy with the making of this bag.

The print will be the outside and handles with the P as front pocket, solid will be the lining.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teaching Heather to quilt

My son plans to marry Heather this February, so I decided we needed to see if she could sew and quilt. After all if she going to be part of our family she had better be able to sew! LOL Well lucky for us all, she is a great quilter! We made this pretty quilt for her sister, who got married this weekend. I have been waiting to post this until the wedding. Would not want to ruin the surprise. ^_^

She also learned to use the embroidery machine to make this beautiful label.

Another tote bag.

I made this bag from some of the wonderful fabrics that I got on my trip to my Aunt's house for that family quilt retreat that we had. I chose to try this bag because it had a different handle. it has these grommets that not only let the handles move, they also gather the bag a little. I really like this pattern I might have to shrink it down for a purse. The pattern is in The Quilts and More magazine  Fall 2010 issue.