Monday, January 19, 2015

Tammy 4 All Seasons - Finale

For more inspiration, please visit them lovelies and encourage them and their labors of lave expended to create marvelous projects.
January 20, 2015

 Sew We Quilt- Mdm Samm

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tammy 4 All Seasons

All I have been able to accomplish for this hop is due to the incredible patience of  Mary and Madame Samm.  The creativity of Brooke and Corri sure challenged me.

Now to what I did accomplish - TA DA!
This is my Tammy bag - almost finished.  It's on my ironing board along with the start of my Spring pinny.  That's a tiny red gingham that will be my gathered edge on the pinny.  I say my Tammy bag is almost finished because I know I have the coveted Presencia thread finca pearle #8 and I cannot locate it.  So I attached the handle to the front the best I could and still maintaining some decorum with broken threads.  I decided when the project was no longer fun, it was time to stop as the witching hour for posting was nearing and quit for the night and share what I have.

I used to cross stitch and loved it.  I hadn't pick up the hobby in several years and knew something was wrong when I could not only see to thread the needle but also I had no clue where the holes in the cloth were.   So in November 2013 I had surgery on both my eyes to help with double vision.  This is my first project since that surgery.  I first started on the adorable Spring dress on 28 count over 2 and got lost.  So, I opted for colors that were easier to see on a light background  (and NOT black background) and started over.  I now have prisms in both lens and still have to move my head to focus properly.  I got a magnifier that you rest on your chest to help see.  Mine worked great as long as I don't move.  I don't know about you - but my chest moves when I breath and certainly when I move my head to focus.

The red fabric is the outside of my bag and the light aquaish blue is my lining.  I back stitched around all my items - just a habit.  I had never used beads with stitches in cross stitch.  I had done a pattern of all beads.  I attached my beads with X to make me feel more secure.  I even put a bead in the middle f my sunglasses.  I adore the beads on the bathing cap - I remember those well.  Oh, the days of swimming classes in college with waist length hair!

I will admit that I used no hoop for the first time when Ii cross stitched this.

Now I want to make a "Jaxon bag" for my three year old to carry his cars and trucks to big brother's games.  I think a boy print would make a cute bag for him for his treasures and the pockets would help keep him busy.  Maybe he'll get a Jaxon bag for his birthday in March.

Madame Samm showed some of the tools she uses in some of her projects.  She showed what I think is a beautiful seam ripper.  Yep, that's my brother who makes them.  I loaned mine to one of my guild members for a potential opportunity and I can hardly wait for it to come home.  I have had fun, fun, fun preparing for today.

Please visit the others who are sharing their accomplishments tday.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tammy 4 All Seasons Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

I am taking a new step for me this year and participating in a blog hop.  Each participant is cross stitching a design and then making a Tammy Bag (design of AppleHeart and available Connecting Threads.  Additionally, each person will be making a pinny for the bag.  Our efforts will be shared January 9 through January 20.  Please visit and enjoy!

This is the schedule for each participant in the hop.  There is a button on the sidebar for this blog hop.

January 9, 2015

January 12, 2015

January 13, 2015

Cheryl Wilkinson will post to Ipiece2-Mary

January 14, 2015

Leslie Schmidt will post to IPiece2-Mary

January 15, 2015

January 16, 2015

Julia Plunkett will post on Sewwequilt

January 19, 2015

January 20, 2015

Deborah Thomas-Wilton will post to Ipiece2-Mary