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Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Long Awaited Update

I had another wonderful stitchy weekend, but this time no pictures were taken!  I think we were all too busy stitching, and I mean who wants to see the same faces again, and again?  On Friday after work Christin and I headed down to Kathy's for the weekend.  On Saturday we were joined by Beatrice for the day, and Bonnie who stayed until Sunday (like we did).

Zipper bag, with Kathy's help I made two from the same fabric

Oh boy did we stitch?  Also Kathy was kind enough to show Bonnie and I how to make the adorable zippered bags she had gifted us with some time ago.  It was my first time sewing anything with a zipper on it ever!  I made two of them at Kathy's with her close guidance.

When I got home this evening I also took the time to be creative in other ways, and made three scissor fobs.



Of course you want to see some stitching right?

I finished up this ornament last weekend, but had yet to share it with you.

A Nordic Mitten
c2007 JBW Designs
Stitched on 40ct Linen using DMC overdyed cotton

Here are my two current WIPs both, I'm really enjoying!

 The Accolade, page 1 finally finished and started page 2

 Enchantment of Winter, focusing on the over one portions!

26 comments:

Gabi said...

Great to hear you had another stitchy time with friends. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Love your bags and also your fobs.
Congrats on finishing Nordic Mitten. All your WIPs look great. You made quite some progress :)

Dee said...

You've made a lot of progress on Enchantment. It's beautiful.

Any word on the postal strike? I'm looking forward to getting going on those quilt squares.

Bonnie Brown said...

It was great seeing you again!
Your WIPS and fobs look great!

Chris said...

Everything is beautiful Dani!

valerie said...

Beautiful stitching Dani. Both pieces look amazing and the JBW mitten finish is cute. Your stitching weekend getaways sound like so much fun!

Kate said...

Sounds like a great time. Great progress on your WIPs - Love your little zipped bag and fobs.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like another great weekend. Love your ornament finish. Great progress on your wips. Lovely scissor fobs and zipper bag.

Christine said...

Great progress on your WIPs, Enchantment is stunning.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on your new little bags :) and wow your Enchantment of winter is looking stunning :) glad you had a great time catching up with your stitching friends too ): love mouse xxxx

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

one can never get tired of seeing the same faces when we stitch so pictures of familiar faces are a bonus. Glad you guy get the chance to get together on a regular basis. Great progress and love the scissor fobs.
Be always in stitches.

Sadie said...

Beautiful stitching Dani :-)

mdgtjulie said...

Oh dear. I see another purchase in my future. EoW is really starting to call to me. It looks gorgeous Danni. Really, keep up the good work. Your mitten finish is cute too. Grats on the progress and and the zippered case you made. I love the colors you chose for your fobs! Just everything is wow!!

staci said...

Looks like you've been keeping busy with all kinds of crafty endeavors!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

EoW is looking amazing. It's nice to do some smaller finishes between the large projects.

Nice scissor fobs too.

Ginny said...

Sounds like you had a great girls stitching weekend. I love the zippered case you made. How big is it? Very cute. Your Enchantment of Winter is really coming along beautifully! I have enjoyed watching your progress on this one.

riona said...

Love Enchantment of Winter. And your fobs are lovely. You inspire/enable me to make a few of my own. I have had all the necessary materials and tools for two years now but have never found the time to research a good tutorial and get down and "do it".

I'll be interested to see how Accolade will develop. I have deliberately not done an on-line search to see a stitched model. I am letting it unfold as a sort of mystery project before my very eyes.

Stephanie S. said...

Love the scissor fobs and the scissors. :-) Where did you get the 1st pair of scissors from and what brand are they?

Stephanie

Carol said...

Hey, I have that same blue-starred fabric--want to make me a bag, too, Dani :) Yours looks great...zippers scare me so I've never tried making my own.

Your little red and white mitten is darling and what wonderful progress you're making on your large WIPs. That over one stitching looks very intense--good luck :)

geeky Heather said...

Oh my gosh...Enchantment of Winter!!! Stunning!

I love the cord attachment you did for the scissors fobs...very clever.

Lynn said...

Great work on the fabric bags Dani!Love it!
It looks like it was a productive weekend at Kathy's. Enchantment is sooo gorgeous!
Love the mitten ornament too and your scissor fobs are fantastic!
Good work.

Sally said...

Your bag and your fobs are gorgeous Dani:)

Lovely progress on your WIps.

Kathy A. said...

It was a fun weekend wasn't it. I love spending time with my stitch friends.
EofW is stunning in person. That cathedral over one is exquisite.
You did a great job on the bags!!!

jane said...

Great stitching and the bags and scissor fobs are very nice too. Sounds like you had a great weekend

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I would have been much happier with you this weekend than working - but such is life. Looks lile lots was accomplished, your stitching and fobs are beautiful.

Lisa said...

Well done on your sewing, I love your bag, and the fob is very pretty.
Great progress on your two projects as well.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so envious of you with all of stitching weekends with your buddies. The scissor fobs are gorgeous and I am really enjoying seeing your wip photo on enchantment, it is looking wonderful.