Monday, July 30, 2012

Time for a new purse

My new purse, hot off the sewing machine.  I bought this wonderful linen in New York last summer from Purl.  The linen is by Kokka Echino,  and these colors were calling my name!   I searched for a pattern that would fit my 1/2 yard (the bag) and 1/2 yard (the handles).  If you look closely, they are coordinating prints. 

I used natural linen for the lining and I
used some of my scraps for the pockets. 

The grommet I choose is Metalic Camouflage by Dritz.
I thought it brought out the multiple colors in this linen.  

Views from both sides

Credit must go to this wonderful book....

Some of the pics of putting it together... 
quilting my linen, drawing the lines with wax pencil

pockets on lining

Magnetic snaps, reinforced with Peltex 70

I am very happy,  now maybe a wallet?  Hmmmmm....

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Working on my BOM's from Sue Spargo




I have been busy doing some hand sewing while recovering from my shoulder surgery on June 13.  In two weeks I will be able to lift up to 10 pounds but until then I will have to stick to hand sewing.  My shoulder is healing well and I finally out of the pain I was experiencing preop. 

I have received Jan through July but so far these are the only ones I have started.  I still have lots of hand work to embellish on them.  Lots of new stitches I have never done before.  When finished, it will look like this:

Earth 'N Twig
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.


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