Welcome Friends New and Old, I am so very happy you stopped by to see me for Day 3 of our 'See you in September' Blog Hop!!
Don't you think this was such a fabulous idea from Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt, and our Head Cheerleader Shari of Living with Purpose? I do! I have had a Grand Summer filled with New Beginnings.......
Until Madame Samm announced this Blog Hop, I was Gardening Away with a New Potting Bench my hubby built me for Mothers Day. Planting Perennials around the New House that will be with us in years to come(Blog Post), and for our Veggie Garden this year, I did 85% of it in containers(Blog Post) and it hasn't affected the yield at all. In between that it was crocheting and spending cherished countless hours with my Granddaughters.
While Pondering what to do for the Hop, I was introduced to Massdrop. Massdrop offers various items at a reduced price depending on the number of committed buyers they have for a offered Product. This is where I found Stitching Designer, Nancy Nicholson. I picked up her Teapot Design,
Her kits come complete, even in a Fabric Bag that you can also embroider. When I saw this I thought 'What have I gotten myself into'! As you can see though the top and bottom of the design has symbols for all the stitches in the design. Pretty Cool. I did contact Nancy once through her Etsy Shop as I didn't receive a color card with all the thread I received in the Kit. She responded with be creative or follow the picture card. I could do that.
This is what I finished with, it is currently being framed as it will be a Christmas Gift. So I folded back the sides to give you a pretty good idea.
Next up was my Kitchen Window, it needed a New Valance. The one that came with the house was plain white. I have White walls and I wanted Aqua/Teal in the Kitchen with the White. Several Months back I had ordered a Aqua/Teal Ticking for the Valance, and a coordinating Aqua/Teal Toile for the eating area(project for another time). Fabric was all cut and I was going to hand sew it when I received a call that I had won a New Sewing Machine(Blog Post). Lots of Happy Dancing and Happy Tears were flowing here.
Once she arrived, I was on my way
I have a 72" wide Window, and I added a Front Rod Pocket of a 4" Dark Tan Dupioni Sash that I had in my stash of Trims. I had to double layer the pocket so the Rod wouldn't show through, but then that added another benefit to the look
You see the Dupioni sash was wired so once hung I just pulled the two layers apart for another Ruffled look.
Bless you Riley Blake Designs for having a Aqua Gingham for my Towels. I Love making pretty Towels for my home.
I used the Medium Aqua Gingham for the Ruffle, and the Large Gingham for the Lower 6". Now with the New Machine I purchased Oodles more of RBD Gingham in assorted colors for more Towels for Gifts and for my Etsy Shop.
Let me introduce you to Mrs. M. and Mrs D. (they have a long history together, sometime I will post a story that I wrote about them for Victoria Etc. Magazine)
Mrs M.(in Red) is wearing a Kimono Jacket I had started upon returning from China 4 years ago. Mrs. D. is wearing a Quilted Scarf (pattern from 2 Peas in a Pod)I wanted to try. No batting just a very plush back from a thick Burgundy Blanket(New).
The fabric, a Vintage White Damask Tablecloth from my Mimmie. It is the Perfect weight for cool Spring Mornings and now Fall evenings. This was suppose to be a Pattern I wanted to play with, but it turned out so well it became a wearable finished product.
The Front Fabric of the Quilted Scarf is Robyn Pandolph's Boxwood House. This was a Twice the Charm pack. I love Robyn's Collections, she offers such a variety of Patterns in her color story.
I added some Vintage crocheted Lace from my stash in various places. The scarf measures 6" x 72". It will wrap nice and warm. I have started more of these for adults and some in Children's sizes too.
A bit more than the required 3 projects for the Hop but I have enjoyed every minute creating and sewing.
Now for the Give Away!!
I have picked up a few things to build my Quilting Stash, so I thought I would pick some up for you too!
Makin it Cute 'The Petal Pack' by Me and My Sister Designs
Easy Friendship Template by Omnigrid
Miniature Block Combo(2" Block Template & Fussy Cut) by Martelli Notions
A Pair of Measure Snippet Scissors by Martelli Notions
A Cute Measuring Tape(not shown, will be here by end of Give Away)
What would a Coeur d'Alene Give Away be with out a set of our CandyLight Light Strands!
Apple Harvest Light Strand for your Fall Decor!
All you need to do is leave a comment, the Give Away will be open until the end of the Hop on September 16th, 2014 at midnight. I will announce the Winner the following Day.
Please visit these Wonderful Blogs today too!
Stitchin' By The Lake
Coeur d'Alene ~ Me
Words & Stitches
Pig Tales and Quilts
All Thingz Sewn
Thank You so much for coming, I have thoroughly enjoyed your visit!! Please contact me if you have any questions about what you have seen here today!!
Madame Samm & Shari, Thank~you again sew very much!!