Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FIS Hatched and Patched

 This is what Kerri made for me, the gorgeous 'Smell the Roses' bag from Anni's book 'A Gardeners Journal'. I love the teal/blue fabric she made the bag from....so rapt to recieve something so beautiful! Thanks Kerri! I have used the bag on every trip to town since recieving it; lots of room inside!

This is what I made for Razzy. I made her up a sewing set using patterns of Anni's from here and there; tied together with the same stitchery/applique pattern. The bag is 'Petite Sewing Set' pattern, the needlecase is a 'Simple Stitchings' pattern, the scissor fob was in the book 'Simple Pleasures' and for the pincushion I used a pincushion pattern for the shape and enlarged the red bird stitchery (''In the Life of a Bag" book) and made it into a wool applique. I even used some of the fabric that I used to make my 'Gardeners Journal' quilt. Love what I made, it was fun making up a sewing set.


I can't believe how long it has been since my last post, I have been laid up though. Had a minor surgery on my foot and the stitches only came out yesterday so I am still hobbling about. I have done only a little sewing, and that is secret sewing for a FIS birthday. I have the bookwork for the farm up to date and have been reading alot. I recently discovered Julie Klassen. So if you are a Jane Austen fan you will love Julie Klassen. Another recent favourite is Cassandra Clare....eagerly awaiting the next book in the mail!
What are you reading?

7 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Hope you feel lots better soon... lovely work you did and lovely bag you got... such fun....
Hugz

Lynda said...

Such lovely presents Bec. I'm reading Jennifer Chiaverini's latest "Union Quilters" - finding it a bit of a slog with all the descriptions of horrible injuries etc.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely swap gifts Bec............both sent and received.......
hope the foot continues to mend well

Janice said...

I love the bag you received and Razzy should be very pleased with hers too. It is great how you used several different Anni's patterns and they all work well together. I hope your foot is all better soon. It must be frustrating being laid up. I bet the kids were a good help.

Vicki ♥ said...

Gorgeous bag you got Bec and I hope you feel better soon and your foot heals really quick :) Hugs Vicki xx

Lynn said...

Hope you are on the mend. Cute bag!

Kerri said...

I hope you like your bag. Its always so hard to make of someone else. Love what yo made for Razzy. She will love it all