Friday, March 29, 2013

Stitch me up Blog Hop Day 8...


...it's my day to share my embroidery projects. 
Embroidery is one of my all time favorite things to do.
I find it very relaxing.

BIG THANK YOU to Mme Samm and head cheerleader Jane
once again ladies...you did an awesome job!!

BIG THANK YOU to the talented ladies 
who designed the free patterns for
all the participants of the Stitch me up Blog Hop...


BIG THANK YOU to our generous sponsor 
You just have to love their needles and the Presencia threads,
I know I do.
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I made three projects before I ran out of time...

The first is an activity bag for carrying coloring/drawing supplies
to Nana's house.  
My grandones love to color and draw.
I fell in luv with the Wee Tots by Madame Samm.
I used a purchased place mat, folded it in half
..attached a mini quilt with some antique pearl buttons to the front
and added some handles.
I stitched the Wee Tot in black 12wt Precensia Perle cotton
using the back stitch... 
as if it was a page from a coloring book
...waiting to be colored.

 
I sewed 4 recycled plastic bags down the center of the inside.
I put some art and drawing supplies in the bags.  
The plastic bags had 2 white domes to easily close the bags.
(I think mattress protector sheets came in the plastic bags.)
They were all the same size and were heavy plastic
...perfect for this project.
I sewed a cloth pocket to the back to hold a coloring book
and a sketch pad...
...added another cloth pocket with a velcro closure
...good for a ruler, eraser and a pair of scissors.
 I added ties to the side...to hold it all together
and as a learning tool.
Most kids do not know how to tie a bow.
Velcro sneakers are all you can find now.
I know my boys could tie their shoes when they started school.
Not too many children can today.   

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Next project is a tea towel with a crocheted edge.
It kinda looks like ric rac but it is crocheted using 
#8wt Precensia Perle cotton.

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The last project is a clothes pin bag.
It is a pattern I got last year...
called Monday is Washing Day by Catherine Baynes
I procrastinated starting the embroidery...it seemed so detailed.
I used 2 strands of embroidery floss and I used the stem stitch. 
 The embroidery was the easy part...
I struggled with the pattern instructions and almost gave up.

I luv how it turned out and 
I'm going make another one as a gift.
The color is a little off...
the reds match much better than the picture shows.

The Quilters Cottage is another pattern by Catherine Baynes
that I stitched last year....I luv it too.
I used a single strand of embroidery floss.
Quilter Cottage by Catherine Baynes

Please be sure to visit all the talented ladies
sharing their Stitch me up projects today.


FRIDAY MARCH 29th

Liberty Threads (no show)
Ga's House (no show)

Also, check out these blogs offering free stitchery patterns.

Michelle Ridgway Designs - an Australian designer
The Noble Wife - Jacquelynne Steves
Birdbrain Designs - Robin Kingsley
Super Mom - No Cape - Susan Flemming
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Super Mom - No Cape has a free weekly stitchery pattern.
...the little girl embroidering is week 3.
Next week will be week 7...they are cuties!!

Thanks you for stopping in for a visit!
Happy stitching

74 comments:

Janet said...

The activity bag is a great idea!! Love the tea towel and especially the lovely edging on it.

Judy B said...

Love all your embroidered projects! The clothes pin bag is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Great projects, but my favorite is the clothes pin bag! Great work on all of it!

Carla said...

Fantastic projects and I have to say I love the clothes pin bag.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your projects turned out great!

And thanks for linking to my stitch-a-long. I'd love for others to join in... now or in the future. And once the stitch-a-long is finished, I'll be posting one vintage embroidery pattern each Monday for the next several months. So please do check back each week.

Karen said...

Lovely work as always.
The activity bag is a great idea. I can see the grandchildren really enjoying that one with the gorgeous stitchery on the front.
Your tea towel is too pretty to use. Love the effect you create with the crocheted edge.
The bag for the clothes pegs is perfect. Great embroidery. Love the cheerful colours. I can see why you liked it.
Thanks for the links to the other free patterns, too.

AnitaS said...

Lovely projects. The activity bag is great.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely stitching. Love all your projects. They are very useful.
Thanks for sharing.'Have a great day
Frederika

Christine M said...

I love your activity bag. What a clever idea. Your tea towel looks lovely with the crocheted edge.

charlotte said...

Your activity bag is very clever. All of your stitching is lovely. Thanks you sew much for being here today. I enjoyed all your projects.

Frances said...

Beautiful embroideries. The grands are going to love their activity bag. Tea towel is sew sweet.

Martina said...

Oh I adore your activity bag. So lovely and practical! And the tea towel is precious. Love your stitches and thanks for the links!

Britt-Inger said...

Your embroideries are adorable. And your activity bag will be loved by your grandchildren. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sharon said...

Oh your projects are just adorable....I love the little girl in the rocking chair also...and the cottage is just beautiful. Great idea on the activity bag for my grandkids...thanks somuch for sharing.

Cathy said...

The bag is a wonderful idea and it is beautiful! The wee tot is perfect for your project. Very nice!

Sowing Stitches said...

Your love of stitching is evident in each of your creations! :) Thanks for sharing the links for the additional patterns! One of the best parts of Blogging...encouraging each other and sharing tips & resource treasures. Happy Easter! Beulah

Madame Samm said...

a colouring book....now that is one delightful project for any young or old child...I would even like that lol....your embroidery is always a treasure to behold...happy easter

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You have been busy. Lovely stitching and projects. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Wonderful project , love the idea of the tote for coloring books and supplies , just perfect for little ones . All of your work is lovely thanks for sharing !!

Patty C. said...

Love your supply bag & the tea towel- perfect!

Deborah Hamilton said...

Wow, your projects are so nice! I really like the embroidery.

Carrie P. said...

those little bags for the kids are so cute.
I just love the towel. The crochet edging is perfect for it. Love your other designs too. Thanks for the links.

Linda J said...

The grands will love their activity bag. How clever to use the perle cotton for edging on the sophisticated lady. Love the clothes pin bag as well---sometimes patterns are just not well written, or can't get the point across step by step anyway.

Well done!

Needled Mom said...

What fabulous work!!! I love the handy little art tote, but the clothespin bag is super cute too.

Thearica said...

You sure have been busy! Love how you added the Wee Tots to the front like that. Ilove those Wee Tots and plan to make a quilt for my grandbaby.

Linda said...

Your projects are all so pretty! You did a great job!

krislovesfabric said...

I have been looking forward to your post as I knew your projects would be stunning and you certainly didn't disappoint. Your comment about the boy tying rings true...I had a hard time finding "tie shoes" for my little guy 10 years ago and I know now is worse...they all light up tho, lol! (I must add that at 13 he is now able to tie his shoes tho so it all works out) Thanks for the links...I had found the "super mom" one last week.

Christa Hitchcock said...

Great posting! I love the activity bag. That girl on the cover is just so cute!

patchouli moon studio said...

What wonderful projects! I love that clothespin bag and have had one on my "to do" list for a long time.

Teresa said...

Beautiful job on your projects! They look great!

Lou said...

Wow what awesome projects!
I would love the directions for the art book carrier for my grand daughter and the clothespin holder for me:) Yes I still like to hang out clothes esp in the Texas heat...just takes 5 min adn everythings dry:) Both are just perfect!!!

Carol said...

You're not called "Queen" for nothing...your stitching is royally good on those projects. Your coloring book bag is awesome and such a great idea!

Tammy said...

Beautiful projects. I love the clothes pin bag...it remind sme of growing up in the country haveing to do the laundry . That was allways my chore.I rember mending mothers clothes pin bag so many times...And always wishing I had a pretty new one. Boy if I had had one as pretty as yours. I would have thought I was a millionaire. Also thank you so much for the links fo rthe embroidery pattern sites. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Patty said...

What great projects! and the embroidery is so well executed. Love them all.

Beverly said...

Great ideas! Your stitching is really pretty. Love the Nana's bag.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Pauline, You never cease to disappoint! I love your coloring bag. How I would love to take that to my grandbabies. I also would love to see all your embroidery patterns. you must have enough to fill a shelf. Thank you for the links I am going to add them to my favorites. Thank you so much for posting.

slacker said...

SO AWESOME! That activity bag is amazing - LOVE the front cover. And thanks for providing the links!

Debbie M said...

All of your stitching is wonderful but that cute bag is to die for...I love it! You really did a great job!

MoeWest said...

Great projects! I especially like the way you designed the activity bag.

Sharon Dawn said...

Your stitches are beautiful and your projects so useful! I love them all!

Gill said...

Fabulous projects - I can't choose a favourite!!
Thank you for sharing!

Cindy said...

Lots of wonderful projects. I like them all but really love the clothes pin bag. :)

Julia said...

Fabulous stitching on your projects! Love the activity book. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

The coloring bag is super! I love your Monday washday clothes pin bag, it's a beauty, so glad you did not give up!
Great tea towel with the crochet border, lovely!
The quilters cottage looks so inviting... thanks for sharing!

LadyV said...

Your projects are so beautifully done. I love them. Great job!

Vee

Brenda said...

Love your art bag for the grands! It is wonderful. The cloths pin bag is also great. I bought mine at a craft fair years ago and it is so plain I have been wanting to make a new one. All your stitching is beautiful and thank you for sharing the free sites!

Jeanie said...

Such nice projects! That little tote could be used for so many things but I'm sure your grandkids won't let anyone else use it! Thanks for sharing your projects and also the links!

Cathi said...

Your projects are all so wonderful! I love the tote you made with the Wee Tot! And thank you for the links to some free stitchery designs -- this hop has me wanting to do more embroidery!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

You are a really great stitcher. Your projects are wonderful. I especially like that clothes pin bag. I need to make one this spring. Very, very nice projects.

Just Quilt It said...

Great ideas and lovely work. The art supply bag is great. Thank you for also including sites for free patterns.

Just Quilt It said...

p.s. My clothespin bag is very plain. Perhaps I should notch it up and do some beautiful embroidery on it, also.

krisgray said...

Awesome projects! I've not seen a clothespin bag in y-e-a-r-s. Thank you for the links to some free patterns!

sandra said...

Love all of your projects the first one is so ingenious and it is so true about kids not able to tie shoes. Your needlework is beautiful as always. Thanks for the places for free patterns I think I might try something.

tink's mom said...

I love your first project. It's great, the concept of the ties is wonderful. The rest of your stitching is also wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Robin said...

That activity bag is the best!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the tote idea for the kiddos to keep their art supplies in. You do lovely stitcheries

LJ said...

Fantastic, the grands are sure to have lots of fun with your bag. Very creative, Queenie! :) I can see that you do love to embroider. Love the clothes pin bag. Just lovely. Thanks.

Jenny said...

great projects! The activity bag is such a good idea and the girlie is a wonderful addition to it!

Janarama said...

Your activity bag is a great idea to showcase your Wee Tot. Your embroidery is beautiful.

lefuntz said...

Great projects and sew useful. I especially like the clothes pin bag. Thanks for the links. FYI Sentimental Stitches has an embroidered quilt pattern that is free. Lots of flower blocks.

Wendy said...

Great projects. I think the little girl is so sweet. Your project with her is wonderful.

vicki said...

Love all of your projects. Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

Anita said...

Love your projects! Great stitching :)

Mara said...

Absolutely LOVE the activity bag and the clothes pin holder would be a great present for my MIL, thank you for all of the future gift ideas. Great job on your stitching.

lauraluvsloons said...

I loved your projects too. The activity bag is a great idea. I'll check out those other links too.

apple blossom said...

nice work on your projects

Gwen said...

Your stitcheries are all so beautiful! I love the coloring bag for the grandkids--you really did a GREAT job on that. I'm sure they'll enjoy using it! Thanks for the links to free embroidery patterns. I'm going to have check those out!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your stitcheries are adorable! Love the clothespin bag - you don't see them much anymore.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

All of your projects are adorable AND useful... my favorite combination~! Great job.

Jana said...

Wow! Your projects are just wonderfull!

hueisei said...

Lovely work! Thanks for sharing!

susie said...

Lovely work just love it! Thanks for popping in over at my blog and for leaving a lil sweet note.
Happy Stitching!
Hugs,
susie

Theresa said...

Your projects are just wonderful! I especially love the clothes pin bag.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love them all! But that art bag....so perfect. What a great idea; I bet my grandchildren would love it. :) blessings, marlene

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