Saturday, May 28, 2011

New purse and new blouse completed this weekend

I’m traveling next week and will be visiting Washington, DC if all goes well. So I decided to make a new purse and use as my carry on (to fit stitching, knitting and maybe a book to read and some snacks). I decided to make my second Amy Butler bag titled the Frenchy Bag; the larger version. I have always believed that you can use two totally different fabrics and it will work sometimes. The photos of both sides of my finished purse really show this.

I really love how it turned out.

I also had gorgeous linen that I purchased from Waechter's Silk Shop about 6 months ago and I finally made it using a Vogue blouse pattern. I also added a beautiful French trim (using a "Wing" needle in my machine) to the collar, sleeves and hem using my Bernina Artista 650.

My Husband Phil had a great idea about buttons for the shirt. Use one of my pins for the first one (since I don't have much to wear them with) and then use a very plain purple button for all the ones below, so they won't stand out.

Pretty good idea. I hope to post photos next week of my trip to DC. Happy stitching, knitting and quilting everyone.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wedding Quilt for a friend

My husband and I went to a wedding about one year ago to a co-worker/friend and I promised to make her a quilt for a wedding present; well my high stress job got in the way and I finally emailed her today to get the colors she wanted again, since I can't find the original email. So this is now my project number 2 for the Summer/Fall of 2011 (#1 of course is to finish my sister Deb's quilt). My friend's colors are deep red/coral/blues, so I can't wait to get started. Happy sewing, knitting, crocheting and stitching everyone.

Friday, May 6, 2011

British Monarchy, Knitting, Sewing & Quaker Christmas Ornament HOE2

I know, interesting title. But I didn't mention last week that I love all things royal. Here the official British Monarchy weblink if you're interested. I've managed to make two pairs of pants and a gorgeous oriental type vest/jacket for spring and I'll post photos tomorrow since I'm still sewing up a storm this weekend. Here's a photo of the below Hibiscus Shell (sweater) I just finished today. I did cheat and sewed the side seams by sewing machine just because I got a little lazy.





















Here's a photo of the Quaker Christmas Ornament that I stitched for the HOE2 exchange, but was told that my recipient may be totally MIA.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there too.