I was a bit surprised to find after several months the desire to go back to the beginnings of my stitching and sewing accomplishments. My very first project when I was 14 was embroidering a set of stamped pillow cases, and it sort of crept up on me that I wanted to do that again!! So off I went to the store and found a set that I liked well enough to bring home. It has lots of lazy daisies, which is what I had a real hankering to do!! I've been working on those, and then I realized I wanted to do some craft sewing, which I haven't done in nearly 20 years...
Since I am a real sucker for purses, I found a great pattern for a purse. And here is the result:
It took me about 5 hours to cut out and put together. This is a pattern is "Hampton's Handbag" from Pink Sand Beach Designs, there are some great handbag patterns that I am looking forward to making someday! Website: www.pinksandbeachdesigns.com
I also wanted to do some crazy quilting, and I had enough fabric left from the purse to put a block together:
|The beginnings of a Crazy Quilt|
I am really happy with how this worked up. The little girl in the center is my Aunt Cora when she was 3 years old, about 1914, almost 100 years ago. I printed her picture onto T-shirt Transfer computer paper and ironed it onto 100% cotton. It's a little "grainy-er" than I hoped it would be, but it will do. I have lots of laces and buttons and do-dads in a cream/off white, and they look so nice against the fabric!
|My messy corner on the patio.|
We just set it upright, and its gonna be nice...but we need to go back to the lumber store and get a piece or two to get it secured to the rest of the fence!