Thursday, February 9, 2012

very productive week

Good morning friends, I have been trying to find a sewing pattern to make a project book to keep projects tidy. I finally found one on ESTY, ( a pdf) that used vinyl but I just changed it around for fabric and worked on it yesterday, it is a bit smaller than i had envisioned but next one I'll just add a few more inches, overall I am pleased, it has 6 pockets, 3 in the front, 3 inside. Very proud of myself , especially since I did a zipper and it looks pretty good, not professional but every day I am learning something new about my abilities (I need more practice :) ) I haven't driven my husband crazy yet either. He works over an hour away and has 10+ hour days so it leaves me a lot of time to stitch while the kids are away.
I also started a birthday present for my mother in law, it is Soleil Ardent from Isabelle Haccourt Vautier, it done on a Khaki 32 ct linen and the colors are orange, I love the colors so far. Lastly, but the snowman is the winter exchange piece I completed, came out pretty cute, I used clear glass beads for the snowballs. Completed in pinks and purples pulled from the pattern itself.

I still love to visit and see all my favorite blogs and the beautiful finishes that everyone does...



  1. Hi Dawn, thank you so much for becoming my latest follower and best of luck on the giveaway!
    The snowman is adorable and congrats on such a fab project bag - it's gorgeous!
    Best wishes.

    1. Thank you for joining and for your kind words! I'm a work in progress :)

  2. Hi Dawn!

    I found your blog by chance and I love it, so now you have a new follower. I also started following you at pinterest.

    The project book you made is great, I love it so much!! The stitching for your mother in law looks great, love the colorus.

    This is my blog if you want to pass and visit me:

    Have a good day! xoxo

    1. Thank you for joining and the nice comments left. I am enjoying learning how to make all these little extra accessories for my cross stitch. The project books are a work in project, trying to make one for bigger projects. I've also learned how to make the q-snap grime guards this weekend and I love them too!