September 14, 2011

Feeling Stitchy

Lately I've gotten into embroidery and I needed something to keep me organized.   I really loved what Nova did over at Cuppa and a Catch Up to keep herself organized and I was really inspired blatantly copied this lovely kit.   I have been obsessed with gray and Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley collection (i know, about 2 years later) and I felt like it would be a perfect fit!  I also had to throw in the lovely green scissor pattern by Cosmo Cricket that I picked up at Whipstitch the other day. 

The largest pouch is about 12"x12"- perfect for carrying everything I need to get stitchy- and has my initials embroidered at the bottom.    I love the quilting too-- kind of a modified chevron.  I think I'm going to use the same process for some flannel blankets for Baby B. 

A floss bag.  I have another in the works as a catch all for pencils, doo-dads, and anything else I might need but don't want tangled up in thread.   The floss skein embroidery is based on Wild Olive's drawing.  (love her little characters and drawings!-- everything looks better with a little smile). 

And finally, a needle book.  Based on these two tutorials by Ever Kelly and Jamie at Sew She Sews.   I modified the case a bit from what Jamie instructs- completely leaving out the bias tape and snaps.  I like the ribbon closure and it adds a little pop of color and texture.   The pockets are perfect for floss and things, but my snips tend to slide right out.  Next time I make one of these I'm going to include a separate, triangle pocket for the snips (or attach Velcro to the top of one of the pockets?).   I also forgot to stitch "needles" on the outside of the book- I got too excited to see how it would turn out!- but no one knows that but you and me. 

Confession: bright zippers make me happy.

This week's stats:

Completed: embroidery kit

Stalled out:
No progress: Baby G's Quilt

In the queue:
  • Christmas Quilt
  • Baby B's blankets
  • Hope Valley quilt
  • Sewing Room accessories: sewing machine cover, string catcher, clip boards, quilt/design boards, embroidery kit
Completed projects - 1
Currently in progress - 9

Now head on over to Freshly Pieced and see what everyone else is up to-- There's a ton of creative types over there!


  1. Love them!! So cute...I'm carrying my embroidery projects around in a big tote a friend made for me last year in a bag swap. Yours is much more organized! ;)

  2. Beautiful work! It will be so fun to have those to use whenever you are sewing.

  3. Your bright zippers make me happy too!