Friday, October 25, 2013

dusted off the sewing machine

The sewing room has been having a ceiling installed and that means my sewing machine and all my junk paraphernalia has been under wraps.  It's a back breaking job at our age to install a ceiling so every time the man of the house took a day off I did a bit of sewing.....

No plans for this one yet.

The design for the snowman can be found here.

I was wanting the primitive look for this one using tea dyed muslin for the stitchery and a faded homespun for the rest - I couldn't get the lighting just right for the photo (it looks much brighter than it actually is).  The holly is a design from here

 I  remember making wine jackets for gifts many years ago.   I was pleased that I still had the pattern.  The black one is just some whimsy and the aqua one is for a certain someone.  They are a nice way to dress up a gift of wine or dress up a bottle of wine on the table.


Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finishes Kate :) I love the little candle mat with the snowman design!

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely finishes. Love the wine jackets, such a sweet idea.

Jo said...

Looking at your sewing it looks like you are getting ready for Christmas....hope the ceiling is in by then x

Linda said...

Sweet projects Kate. Love the snowman stitchery, thanks for the link, and the wine bottle jackets are really cute.

Karen said...

Beautiful work Kate, just love your stitching ! One day I need to find the time as I so much love to hand applique -- I'm sure if I learned more about embroidery I would love that too! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by the blog. Hugs, Karen

Carol said...

Wow! I'm really impressed that your own ceiling. Glad you were able to finish those pieces--they're all lovely. Especially love that snowman :)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Kate. Your finished pieces all look very nice and I especially like the first one of the bluebird bag.

Valma said...

I'm laaaaaaate here , in fact I'm late everywhere !
totally lost mojo for everything those last 2 weeks :(
such beautiful pieces here again. you know now that blue is not my colour but all the blue pieces you made are really beautiful !
the little bad is very sweet and all your candle mats are lovely
I knew about aprons for bottles but those kind of jackets ! what a great idea
you've been a busy bee , making great things
well done =)
big big hugs