Well it's Monday once again. We had a beautiful weekend here in Ohio. I even got sun burned on Friday while I was at work. Seriously, this is some strange weather. I have no doubts that we will pay for all this sunshine in May when it snows. LOL.
I am off today and hope to get some accomplished. I'm considering starting a new quilt. I need to do some math figuring because the backing I want to use is only 1 yard. I can't get any more because it was a thrift store find. But what I should really do is finish up the project I'm in the middle of.
I keep seeing all these wonderful needle/pinkeeps that people are making with stitcheries. So, you all know me I have to figure out how to make one. lol. I would still like to know how to make one the drum looking ones. Anyway, this originally was going to be a check book cover because I actually picked up a pattern at the thrift store to make one. I pulled out the directions tried to figure them out and couldn't. That could be because I didn't want to take the time to read carefully. I know I needed elastic which I don't have so I changed my mind to a pinkeep. lol.
First, I got this really awesome FREE pattern (click on the words FREE pattern to get the chart) from Marly at Samplers and Santas. She stitches the most beautiful samplers!!! I substituted my own colors though. Cute isn't it?
Anyway, I then went to my fabric stash to see what I had to blend with the colors. The one on the right was a fat quarter and the beautiful teal/green was a scrap I got from the thrift store.
Anyway, this is how far I've gotten. It will fold in half like a checkbook cover.
And the inside... I came up with this little pattern.
I am now down to how I want the area to store my needles and pins. I've been playing with a few ideas. I'm thinking a pocket so that when I get some of those really awesome small Victorian looking scissors I can slide those in the pocket. OR a little pocket to store the floss I'm using for that particular stitchery. OR just an area for storing pins and needles only. See why it's not done yet ? :-) lol. I truly will use this when I take my projects with me. I also think I'm going to add a little button or tie of some sorts to tie it closed so it won't open and things won't fall out.
I thought I'd show you the fabric I want to use on the back of the new quilt I want to start on. I've had this fabric hanging over my craft table ever since it was built. I just think it's so cool. In the picture you can't tell, but it looks like a stitched sampler close up. Believe it or not the fabric I used in my other project would blend nicely with this backing! Though obviously I don't have enough of both to do the entire quilt. So I must look into my stash and see what else I might have. :-) I think I've found a couple, but I'm not real sure yet that the fabric I picked is what I want to blend. I can see using reproduction civil war fabric patterns, but I don't have much that would blend. So, back to the drawing board. lol.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll talk to you soon :-)