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Monday, February 20, 2006

New TUTORIAL, Progress, and More!


First off I'm sure you're excited to hear that yes, a new tutorial is available at TKDchick.com! Here's what you can learn to make with this new tutorial, a draw string bag which is lined with fabric. Follow the link at the bottom of the page, finishing instructions. A big thank you to Debby from my guild for checking my grammar and spelling!

These are actually quite easy to make and looks impressive!



On Saturday I met up with Sara from the Needle and Thread Bulletin Board at a nearby Bead shop. She was one of my two partners for the February Blahs exchange. She received the Celtic Heart bag from me. Well Sara made me this ADORABLE fishie bag! Its stitched on sparklie hand dyed fabric and Sara finished it with some great co-ordinating fishie fabric. Thank you Sara I love the bag and I've been enjoying the treats you put in it! My second partner was Christine and she has received the bag I made her. She says I should have her giftie by the end of the week. Of course I will share pictures!!

After meeting up with Sara I went to pick up Christin. We had two things to go buy. I needed to pick up my night splint from a medical sports shop for my planter flaccitis (sp???). Christin was told by the insurance company to go ahead and pick up a new laptop. We had a nice visit until it was time to head out for dinner... and then.... NICKELBACK! It was a great show on Saturday night with the opening bands, Dengo (sp?) Jones and Live (who I've loved since I was in High School... oops I'm dating myself again... scary I turn 30 on March 27th... I'm feeling my age this year!). Needless to say not much stitching happened on Saturday.

Sunday I was a very good girl and pulled out Celtic Banner. I've gotten around to the bottom! Once I get that bottom totally stitched up I'll move back up to the top and work the right hand border from the top down. I didn't get as much stitched up as I would have liked to, but I had framing to get done!

Today I didn't get in a nice long stretch on Celestial Dragon as I thought I would. I got called late in the afternoon. I was asked if I could teach at TKD last night, as the scheduled instructor was ill. Of course I said I would (duh, like I can say NO to anything?). So I had a little stitching time on CD and I had that framing to finish up tonight!



There won't be a lot of stitching going on tomorrow, its guild night. I'll be finishing up that beaded brooch we started last month. I'm hoping this week to finish up another ornament and then get a start on two more models for Great Bear Canada.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing all this. The fishie bag and your finishes are beautiful and you are progressing along with your WIPS. Good for you. I must admit that I am a bit lost on why you need to put your fabric bag right side out into your inside out stitching bag(I would have thought that you would put the fabric bag inside out too), but then again, I suppose it make sense once you do it. Thanks for the tutorial! Ann.

Bellastitch said...

Great job Dani! What colors did you use for the Celtic Heart? I have that chart and can't decide what color to stitch it in. Well, that's not true. I know I want to stitch it in pink, just haven't decided on which pink to use. :)

Julie said...

I must be daft... I can't find the link to the new tutorial anywhere. Help, please?

Mel in Dubai said...

Love the bags, Dani :) Followed the link to your blog from Carol's.

Seeing Nickelback would have been awesome! I am a big fan of theirs but have yet to see them live. Never got the opportunity in Australia - wonder if they'll come to Dubai one day :) ?

Bastet said...

the fishie back is cute. You're doing well on your wips. Celtic Banner looks like it would be a bit tedious in the knotwork to begin with so that would be time comsumming. Feeling one's age would be nice. I turned 30 this past November and I feel like a 90 year old half the time (usually after work, housekeeping isn't a muscle friendly job, and I've done 10 years of it. with 4 being double shifts)
Keep up the excellant work.

Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm hopeless when it comes to finishing.

Anonymous said...

Danko Jones

Anonymous said...

Danko Jones

Melissa said...

What a great tutorial, Dani! As always, you've written great instructions accompanied by great photos. I, for one, really appreciate all the hard work you put in to make these tutorials available for your fellow stitchers! :)

Christine said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial, Dani! I'll definitely bookmark it for future reference. I appreciate the effort you put into your tutorials.

Gosia said...

Thanks a lot for the tutorials, Dani. I love them!

Lnanaa said...

Great tutorials! I look forward to using them for my future projects.

I love that fish bag. It's really cute and pretty colors! :)

Sylvie said...

Great progresses.
It's funny to see how you progress on CB (top, left border, bottom and then right border). I stitched top border and now work alternatively on left and right borders.

Von said...

Thanks for the tutorial Dani! Well done as always.

Danielle said...

Those sweet bags are lovely. I love sweet bags, but they always seem so labor intensive to finish, so I don't make them often. Thanks for the tutorial--I always like having good instructions for finishing. The fishie is very cute, too!!

AnneS said...

Wonderful step-by-step tutorial for your treat bags - thanks so much for posting those :) And your finished versions look stunning - I bet the recipients loved them! Your fishie bag you got is really gorgeous too - love the bright colours! :)