Saturday, March 2, 2013

Things done and to do

First off I want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  I have taken all of your comments and printed them off and I'm keeping them close.  To me they are precious and I hold each one very dear.
I've been trying to keep myself busy and when I went into my sewing room this morning, an idea hit me and I just went with it.  In case you didn't know, I'm addicted to charm squares.  The Fat Quarter Shop keeps me up to date on what the newest ones are and I am lost when it comes to saying no.  I just received some more in the mail yesterday and I'll share them on a later post.  What I did this morning was take a collection from Moda called "Dragonfly Summer" and came up with this beautiful project/carry all bag.  The three main colors - brown, purple and green - are just lovely and I did the machine embroidery in those 3 colors.  The below picture is the front of the bag.  
Below is a close up of the machine embroidery on the front of the bag.
Below is a pocket that is on the back of the bag and I embroidered a dragonfly on it in the same 3 colors.
This bag finished off at 12" x 13.5".  I'm not going to keep this one because Heaven knows I have more than enough, so you'll find this one for sale in my store.  Just click on the "Items for Sale" button directly below my header picture.
My next bag will be done with the pink and grey fabric below.  I fell in love with this collection and can't wait to start picking out embroidery to go with it.  Maybe some cats?  Dogs?  Flowers?  
Remember a few months ago when Ma Teakettle was sweet enough to lend me a pattern and she also sent me a set of stunning Gentle Art Sampler Threads.  
Well I finally found the design that is worthy of these beautiful threads.  It's a new Jardin Prive design and I'm starting it tonite.  I will give a progress picture later this week.  Below is what the pattern looks like.  Doesn't this look like a fun stitch!

I also received my little lamb in the mail.  The top one is the complete kit of the "Ewe Look Fabulous" and her summer outfit.  The bottom one is for an Easter outfit to put on the one I've already done.  I was hoping to get my Easter one finished this weekend but I really don't think that's going to happen.
Well that's all I have for today.  Again, thank you all for your best wishes and prayers.  
Blessings, Barbara


Kath said...

Oh those sheepies... I am just going to have to find who sells these. I hope your DH is ok Barb, keeping him in my thoughts for you. Keep your spirits up...

Catherine said...

Beautiful bag ~ looking forward to seeing what you do with the pinks!
Sending continued thoughts and prayers for you and your husband....

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Bag is beautiful!

Annette-California said...

Your bag is beautiful. Love your embroidery - wow. Prayers for You and your husband. love Annette

Barb said...

You have some wonderful projects going on! I agree, keeping busy is so important. We had some difficult family news in Feb. and keeping busy is the best way to handle things when you have to wait or can't change things.

CalamityJr said...

Still saying prayers tho I don't comment often. I did have to say something about those gorgeous pinks and grays - they're so spring- y, I think an embroidered bunny would be perfect!

Vickie said...

You and your husband are in my prayers Barbara.
You made me smile that you printed off the comments. Yes, they do lift our spirits don't they.
What a beautiful job you have done. Love the pink and grey coming up.
hahaha! Outfits for your sheep. ;)

cucki said...

very sweet bag x

marly said...

Your embroidery is fabulous. The colors and patterns are just fabulous! Can I just say that bag is fabulous?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Busy hands make very pretty designs!

Dawn said...

Everything is beautiful, love your sheepy stuff! You will continue to be in my prayers

Valma said...

this is a very sweet bag that you made, I love the embroidery
very great
sure the next will be very beautiful also, whatever you choose to embroider =D
Jardin privé creates really beautiful designs and the one you'll stitch is very sweet
and the lambs...I think I'm in love =D
Can't wait to see , they seem so cute
I keep continue sending positive waves to your husband
big hugs

Lynn said...

Oh Barbara, that bag is sooo lovely! I really like the colour combinations of this one.
The little sheep looks adorable too.
I hadn't spotted this little Jardin Prive design until now. I love it! Those floss colours are perfect for it.
Lots of hugs headed your way for you and your husband.