Did I sew all weekend , no , I did not stitch one stitch of any kind , I was busy with paint brush in hand , yes it all started with a shelf I wanted to paint and the next thing I know I am painting a hutch as well as a potato bin . What color you might be asking , well I will show you when I am all finished. The painting is finally done but the doors need to be put back on and the contents need to be put back in place minus a few things I decided to purge. Let me tell you a hutch can hold a lot of STUFF ! I am really pleased with the new look though so hope to share it soon .
I did mail off two postcards yesterday , one I can't show you the other I will as I am pretty sure this person is not aware I even have a blog ,
Now today I did a little sewing , you see our guild is having yet another challenge, of course it is entirely up to me if I want to participate ,no one is twisting my arm but I love a challenge,I mean I really do so what is a gal to do but participate right. The challenge was to go and buy a gift bag that we like , one that inspires us to recreate it in some form . It does not have to be exact just our interpretation of the bag so I went off to find a bag , no easy task to tell you the truth but with some persistence I came across this bag .
I loved the bold colors and the freshness of the design , simple enough I thought so now to find the fabrics , luck would have it I did have fabrics in small amounts that were perfect for the design so do you want to see what I have done so far ?
Oh this has been such fun ,I am doing raw edge applique for two reasons , speed and also some of the parts are just to small to deal with any other way and since my plan is to make this into a tote I felt it would suffice to hold things in place . If you look closely you will see my little line drawings where I will stitch in the stems , I will give you an update later as I get more done .
I suppose you are wondering if I ever finished the teapot challenge , why yes I did finish it but did not take a photo of it yet so will share that later as well . I must apologize I know I have been a little slack at visiting blogs of late but seriously I have been too busy with the painting to do much else other than sleep which I needed lots of after that ordeal , so I will try to get around to visit real soon . Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to do some fun stitching today it is so good for the soul :-) Oh I am linking up to the Needle and Threadnetwork for WIP Wednesday so be sure to hop on over and see what others have been busy with this week.