Saturday, August 13, 2016

WIP, progress, and more

Hi all!

I just want to thank you all for commenting on the last post. My smoking needle is now smoldering as I work on another longtime WIP. I'll show that below. Right now though I will answer and comment on a few comments left last time as I listen to the 5th season of Downton Abbey in the background:

Honeybee, I checked out that link you left for the other Barbara Ana 'tree' design! It's very pretty and there's another one that is Halloween. I've put them both on my 123stitch wish list!

Tiffany, I wish I was a neighbor! I was working on a project bag when my sewing machine went 
haywire. 

Carol, I hope I won't have to buy another sewing machine! It seems like it might be a minor repair thing.

I was making a project bag, ala Vonna, when I was trying to sew through sticky Velcro. I have a feeling I gummed up the inner workings where the bobbin is. I have to pull out the wheel when doing the bobbin. So I think it's a matter of un-gumming that area. I hope! There's a repair shop just down the road from me. I just need to find the time to get it down there.

Here is the evil project bag that I was working on!

had the great idea of just sewing together all the different fabrics I have that I wouldn't use for pin keeps and pillows. See the Velcro? I made it to fit my 11 1/2" qsnaps. 

Here's the WIP that I've been working on the last 4 days..

This was a 2015 Crazy start from January! Here is what I had before..


Called Autumn Leaves, found in the JCS Sept/Oct 2012 issue. On 32 ct Lambswool Jobelan with WDW's. I really like stitching on Jobelan. I hope the pictures aren't blurry.

And I had an FFO! Remember Whoo's There? by PS? It's now a cube..

had a brown wire ribbon at the top but it's the same brown wire ribbon that is on the top of two other cubes. Boring! So I devised the mess that is atop Whoo's There?! Haha. I just couldn't decide what to put up there and for now, that will remain. To me, these cubes look naked without something decorative on top.


Then I couldn't find a Halloween fabric that would go with the front so this is what I used. I might add the white grosgrain ribbon comes from a set of sheets! Hoarder extraordinaire I am!

Last post I said would show my starts and finishes in amongst my big starts last time. 

This is Peace by Misty Hill..

I Can Drive a Stick by Lizzie Kate
In real life the fabric is Ale and a little darker. And..

Time for Halloween by Brenda Gervais. This is one of three watch pocket designs. On 40 ct. Take heed, one lucky person will win this inside a watch pocket amongst other things for my Halloween giveaway at the end of September. So watch for that (no pun intended!).

Last but not least, Stash! Just one chart though..

I love it! My plan for this is using a mottled light blue fabric, stitching in the trees on the side and bottom and the stars, maybe using some metallics. Inside the red frame I'll stitch in the dark blue and the other blues that make up the sky. It's a big 'un. I found it on Amazon, another site that is dangerous to my debit card!

So I think that's it! Another picture heavy post. I have joined in with Honeybee of The Copper Fox who is hosting a little Christmas ornament SAL called The Keeping Christmas Project. I have stitched one so far and halfway done with another. I'll have those on another post. Hopefully, my sewing machine will be running again by the next post.

Take care!