Monday, February 6, 2012

French Blue Bag Finished and the WIPocalypse

I previously posted that I had the first part of Trousse aux Fleurs Bleues finished and that I had to stitch the second part.  Well after looking again at the pattern and the finishing directions (which were in french and of course I don't read french) I decided to not chance it and make something else.  So I finished the first part and decided to make it into a sweet little stitching bag.  As you can see on the above picture, it is like an envelope with a button and ribbon closure on the front.
On the back is where I attached the stitched piece which was done on 32ct. antique white linen using DMC floss.  The two little buttons in the bottom corners matches the buttons on the front and the mother of pearl button in the stitched circle has a flower painted on it.  It turned out 7.5 x 9 which is a really nice size for carrying your stitching supplies.  I love how this turned out but I really don't need another one, so I'm offering this for sale.  If you are interested, just click on the "My Shop" sign over to the right.
Now I'm unto a little sampler which will be made into a pillow to match the Lizzie Kate one I did a few weeks ago.  I'll be stitching it with those new Gloriana silks I purchased.....yum!!!
For the WIPocalypse my only entry is Fallen Roses which I have worked on since the last scheduled update.
Well today is laundry day and it's not getting finished very quickly.....I'm spending too many hours in my sewing room.  Whatever you are doing today, I wish you warmth and leisurely hours to stitch.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

20 comments:

MoonBeam said...

I said it before, but I must say it again...Fallen Roses is stunning.

Bobbi

cucki said...

Wow it is looking so beautiful xxx

Barb said...

Your header is just lovely, and so is the bag!!

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty finish!

Deborah said...

Your new stitching bag is just lovely!

Mouse said...

ooo its turned out beautifully ... and fallen roses is just stunning :)love mouse xxxxx

Catherine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

pandy said...

the stitching bag is so pretty and I am jealous of your skills! :)

Nicola said...

I am enjoying seeing Fallen Roses growing, it is such a beautiful design. It must be a joy to stitch.

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely work, Barbara!!

Patty C. said...

Oh my gosh -your work is always so gorgeous!
(Im down to the binding on my huswif ;)

Bekca said...

The stitching bag looks gorgeous - conrats on such a beautiful finish. Thank you so much for entering my giveaway, best of luck!

StitchCat said...

Love your stitching...well done

Diane (di) said...

Fallen Roses is simply beautiful and the stitching bag... wow!

Gabriele said...

Everything is said, but again:
Wonderful!!
Hugs, Gabi in Germany

Barbara said...

Thank you to all of you. Fallen Roses is coming along and I will be happy when it's finished. I have a target date of Oct. 25th so I'm pretty sure I"ll make it.
Blessings

Lynn said...

That bag is just lovely Barbara! Beautiful work.
Fallen Roses is just gorgeous too. I'm sure you'll meet your target date.

Loretta said...

Lovely stitching!!!!!!

cucki said...

aww i love it so much..beautiful stitching..
love xxx

Mangogirl said...

lovely finish and beautiful stitching :D