Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some finishes..tatting, sewing and quilting.

Well, hello! I haven't meant to be away so long but I just couldn't find the time to blog. I've thought about it and thought about it but just couldn't find a spare moment. I used to blog at work during lunch but can't do that anymore. We have a new computer system there and it's got all kinds of firewalls and won't allow me to post pictures. So, I can only do it at home and I just haven't had the time...
Ok, so much for my excuses...
Here's some stuff that has kept me busy.

 I made this sweet little pincushion last week.  I won the little kit from Susan of DesertSky Quilts. The pattern is called Heirloom Tomatoes and is from Rana over at Sewn into the Fabric. She has a pincushion of the month and this one was January.  It was fun and easy to do.

I quilted this little mug rug from leftovers of another project. 

Last Saturday, a few of the ladies in my American Sewing Group got together to have some sewing fun.  There were 10 of us all together and we spent the day eating, talking and making this bag.  This pattern is the Harmony Bag from Studio Kat Designs. Only four of us made the bag while the others worked on other projects or just sat and chatted.  Cathey from our group had made two of these bags and she walked us through the pattern.  It was great. I don't know if I'll keep this one or give it as a gift.  My sister really likes red so I'll have to think about this one...but I do like it and think it turned out really cute.  Her pattern was very easy to follow.  Here's a link to her site, she has alot of different bags...

Here's a tatted necklace I made last week. I got this pattern off of the Yarnplayers (Marilee Rocklee) Website.... This was a free pattern and it worked up so quickly. I love her stuff. 

And, I finished my tatted bag. I have been working on this for about a year and I finally finished it.  It doesn't look very big or very pretty in this picture but I think it's lovely. I made twisted cord from tatting thread for my drawstrings and I'm so happy with it.  I'm glad I finished it. It was alot of work. It wasn't hard, it just got boring after awhile and I kept putting it aside....I'm not sure if I'll leave it like this or line it but I like it this way right now.

Ok, gotta go for now so I can sew today.  Until next time, happy sewing!


Miss 376 said...

you have been busy, and with such a lovely variety of projects. I really like the shape of that bag, well, both of them

quilt32 said...

You have so many pretty things posted. I'm most impressed by the tatting - something I've never been able to master.

Deborah said...

Wow, that bag is beautiful and it looks like it would hold a lot of stuff. Your tatted bag is pretty too. I know that took a long time.

Tracy said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love the tatted bag. It looks kinda 'steampunk'. That's a good thing. :-)

Susan said...

I love the way the pincushion turned out! Great job!

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