Saturday, March 23, 2013

Polly Miner (update)

This is a progress pic of
A sampler from the Sheldon Museum in
Middlebury, Vermont

The sampler is on 35-ct linen using DMC cotton floss
(4 colors:  Ecru, 372, 932, + 898).
The stitch count is 168 x 76.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Past our bedtime ....


A couple nights ago, I met up with some GFs and brought the Polly Miner sampler with me.   It is a nice project to have in the bag as the alphabets are easier to stitch while chatting w/friends. 

For Nicola's Scarlet Letter year (challenge), I try to get an updated photo on the challenge blog by the 14th.   I had a (sorta awful) photo taken while out with the GFs, came home + wanted to continue stitching and finish the last line on the sampler.

My little supervisor, Honey Bunny, dozed off ....

When I got the alphabet letters stitched, I turned on my camera, flipped the thing over, the kitty woke up, and .... gasp ...


I thought my needlework was a goner ---


I inspected --- nope, no kitty claw damage.    Whew.


and, she inspected with me .... was she thinking
"just kidding"




Last night, I added some border on the side and a few numbers.   Still didn't find any kitty damage.  When you stitch a repro, don't you wonder about the stitcher - here a child of 7 years.   Do you think she enjoyed her needlework?   Wonder if she fretted over the last line going beyond her border?   


Will have to get more needlework into this piece (even tho I had set it aside to work on with friends).

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This is a progress pic of
A sampler from the Sheldon Museum in
Middlebury, Vermont




The sampler is on 35-ct linen using DMC cotton floss
(4 colors:  Ecru, 372, 932, + 898).
The stitch count is 168 x 76.












Thursday, March 14, 2013

Someone will have a brand new bag

Stayed up until 2am to make this
sweet origami bag.

(tutorial link HERE)



EDITED:   Yes, I think she liked it ; )


I found the fabric at a lovely quilt store
in Carmel, Indiana.

If you get the chance, stop in & say hello!!!


Now the fun begins - loading it up with goodies ; )


This project is #50 - voting ends in 4 days.


Sunday, March 03, 2013

A repeat post ....

Updated Nov. 2016

I had posted this on the
last Summer.

Recently, I have had some e-mails regarding
where to find
links to origami bags + ort containter
 tutorials.

So --- will repost the info here:  





Have some fabric left overs?


Maybe you need an ort container --
Or, you'd like to make them for your friends !!!

Links:

Primitive Gatherings

Needling Things

Seaside Stitches (Tina Craig)

Feeling more ambitious?

How about creating a pouch for your lace, yarn, tatting,
and supplies ...

Links:

Quilts A Lott





Mary Grace Tutorial

(Sunshine)

Origami Drawstring Pouch Tutorial by Hiromi

(Martha Stewart)

(Mirkwood Designs)

(Helen Heath)

Folded Bag (unable to translate - good photos)

Traveling in Circles Tote

(Rebecca)

Creating a Bourse - Class/Tutorial by  Isabelle


Tolt Folded Bay with Veronica

(Jeni Baker)

(Very Shannon.com)

(Between the Lines)

(Lisa + Sara)

Enjoy the day  : )


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