Monday, June 24, 2013

End of June Round Up

Hi everyone,
I'm happy to say that quite a few finishes have rolled off the production line this month.

This is a bag that I've made a few times before. It is the Bow Tucks Tote by Quilts Illustrated.
The fabrics I used this time are an old line by Blackbird Designs for Moda called Rhubarb and Ginger.

Back view. The schoolgirl sampler print fabric is perfect for an enthusiastic stitcher.

No bag is complete without at least a couple of things to go inside so using my scraps I squeezed a zippered pouch and a pincushion out of the fabrics I had left.

See the cute little scissor charm on the zipper pull? It came from Nancy's Victorian Motto Shoppe. I love this charm and need to order more

A couple of cross stitch finishes ...... First is the May Word Play by Country Stitches

The fabrics I used in making the bag were a perfect match for the backing.

Another pillow - this one is Bloom Sampler by Threadwork Primitives. Stitched on 40ct linen using the recommended threads,

Both of these pillows are edged with the hand dyed chenille trim from Nancy's Victorian Motto Shoppe.

I didn't manage to keep up with my May project for Chooky Blue's Stitch-a Long blog but I'm happy to say I did manage the one for June.
This cute pincushion is in Natalie Bird's Red Home book

The fabrics I used (except the one with the big bird) are Rural Jardin by French General for Moda

I also forgot to show the April project which was this little wall hanging from Natalie Bird's book Tis the Season

I think that's it for this post. My friend Angela is arriving from UK tomorrow and we have plans for lots of crafting besides sitting by the pool or on the beach not to mention baking and eating!
How much crafting we actually manage to get done will be another story but you will have to wait til the end of July to find out :)

As always a big thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.



cucki said...

wo wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
everything is so beautiful..
lovely stitches..
love for you x

Vickie said...

Oh Margaret! Such lovely work! It is hard to say what is my favorite. I do think it is the lovely, blue pincushion.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Another gorgeous bag Margaret, I love how you use up every little piece of fabric and turn it into something wonderful!
Love the cross stitch bunny (of course)! :)
Have a fantastic time with your friend,
V xxx

Melody said...

Love everything you have sewn.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a gorgeous bag, I love the fabric you used.
Gorgeous stitching too (:

Michelle said...

Oh Margaret - as always your work is stunning. I adore the bag and of the little blue bird piece is the cutest thing. Hope you are keeping well my friend xx

Lesleyanne said...

What a gorgeous bag. Love all your finishes.

Christine M said...

Your bag is just lovely, Margaret. So are your other projects. I love the pin cushion done in blue. It's so different. Enjoy your visitor.

Sheila said...

Love the bag and the bits that go with it and also the clever to use bird fabric :)
Everything is wonderful - as ever :)

Caz said...

Lovely bag and accessories, Margaret. And I would love the pattern for Tis the Season,,,

Katrina said...

Beautiful sewing and stitching as always - just love all your fabric choices. Have a wonderful time with your friend,and lots of happy crafting times :)

Chookyblue...... said...

oh you know I always love to see what your making..........great SAL projects.....have fun with Angela

MOMENTS Designs said...

I Love the fabric you used on the Bag !
Marvelous !!!

Mouse said...

oooooo love that bag and all the accessories not to mention the gorgeous pin cushions ... and oooooo hope you have a fab time with your friend and don't forget to tell us all about it :) love mouse xxxxx

Ellen said...

Beautiful bag and accessories! I just love the fabrics!

Gorgeous stitching and finishing as always, especially the May word play!

Enjoy your friend's visit!


Margaret said...

So many beautiful finishes! Wow! Have a great time with Angela!

Karen said...

What a lot of beautiful things! I especially love the bag with the sampler fabric and the gorgeous flowered fabric!

Barb said...

That bag is wonderful. I love Moda fabric. Your finishes all are lovely. That trim looks so good! Have a great visit with your friend.

Melissa said...

Margaret, you've done so much lovely work! I don't know which is my favourite!

Have a lovely time with your crafty friend!

hazel c UK said...

Another lovely post Margaret with such a variety of goodies. I love the May Word Play cushion and the bag and wall hanging are great to,I would find it very hard to choose a favourite.

Have a great time with Angela and look forward to hearing about all your adventures next time.


Manuela said...

Wow, wonderful works.
The Bag is very beatuiful. Nice fabric.

Greetings, Manuela

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finished projects!!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my goodness I love it all!

Giovanna said...

They're all wonderful finishes - congratulations!

Cindy said...

Very pretty! I love that bag done in the needlework fabric. I keep wanting to make one of those "word plays"; need to get an order in. Have a great time with your friend:)

Tatkis said...

OMG, so many wonderful finishes! I love them all, but the bag is my favourite :) so lovely and cosy!


Penny said...

Looks like a perfect stitching bag. :) Sweet finishes and I love the sentiment on the pincushion. Hope you and Angela have a wonderful time!

Lynn B said...

Such beautiful creations Margaret, of course I love it all! lol
Hope you and Angela have a lovely time.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Beautiful bag -- terrific fabric choices. I love that blue pincushion, especially sitting on the perfect doily! Wishing you lots of fun, food, and friendship.

sigisart said...

Dear Margaret,
everything you do is soooo lovely. My favourite: the cute, cute, blue pincusion. I didn´t found the book yet here somewhere...but I don´t want to order it in AUS or USA...
Have a wunderful time with your friend.
Hugs from Germany

Anonymous said...

I love the Rhubard & Ginger bag - one cannot have too many bags (nor be too thin or too rich, but that is another story !)
You July update will be filled with goodies : you are currently working on them, aren't you ?

Carol said...

Gosh, Margaret, you amaze me with all of your beautifully finished projects... Everything form the stitching bag to the pincushion is absolutely perfect!!

Wishing you and Angela a delightful time together--I'm sure the two of you will come up with some wonderful finishes during her visit :)

Andrea said...

Wow everything is gorgeous. The colours in the bag are yummy! Your pincushions are great. I've never seen any that shape before. Certainly different.

Lili said...

Beautiful works!!!
The bag is amazing!!!
Have fun with Angela!!!! :)
Hugs x

Kay said...

Gorgeous work, and so much of it. I really like the Bloom stitching piece, it is one I haven't seen before. The gorgeous blue pincushion is just amazing too. You are so talented.


Hello Margaret. YOU create such fantastic things. LOVE that French General Pincushion.. Just LOVE it. You are an excellent sewer.. That bag is so very pretty.. Have a lovely Summer. Hugs Judy

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful--your fabric selections, stitching choices, finishes--it is all beautiful.

Treasure the time with your kindred spirit

Karoline said...

The bag is gorgeous & your pillows are lovely, congratulations

Brigitte said...

A great round-up as usual. This bag with its accessories looks gorgeous. And the two little stitched pieces, too. Well, they aren't so little, that word play piece certainly didn't stitch up very quickly. Great finishing, too.
You are doing great in your SAL. Two wonderful finishes!

Anne said...

Wow! What a beautiful post full of delightful treasures you made. Love them all but I really love that bag with the zipper pull charm. So sweet!

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Margaret

What wonderful makes!! It is obvious you are expert stitcher....such lovely neat work.
I love that bag and such a decent size. I am very anti-small bags because I usually carry a little bit of crochet with me in case I find myself in a queue hence I like a good sized bag.
Have a great time on the beach with your friend but be careful in the sun.

keep well

Amanda :-)

Pumpkin said...

Your work is just amazing! I'm happy to have stumbled across your Blog :) I absolutely LOVE the bag you made! How much would you sell it for? I'm very serious :)

Hand Knitted Things said...

Lovely fabrics and stitching on everything...I especially like the bag with accessories. Julia