By now you've seen so many pretty Tammy bags adorned with the wonderful cross stitch patterns from Brooke Nolan! The idea was to go VINTAGE! So I thought of long ago days spent at my family's lake house, getting sunburns and hoping our swim caps didn't leak. (We hated sitting under that old bonnet hair dryer, hooked up to a cap and hose!) So...I chose Summer!
I did my cross stitch twice, the first time I had to relearn everything I barely knew 34 years ago! I made quite a few mistakes and ended up with my purse panel not quite exactly right. I think it looks pretty regardless! I tried it again on larger Aida cloth just to be sure I could do it. I purchased a Q-Snap frame this time. It was much easier the second time! I made a large pin cushion from that. I also found that good readers and a good light made all the difference! My readers are from http://www.readers.com/ and I chose the Clover in orange! Great choices for great glasses! Give them a try!
And, although I don't have one, a Beam N Read light would have helped immensely!!! I need to get one soon!
My "pinny" (I wasn't familiar with that term. It's like a needle case that holds thread, needles, and can even hold small scissors.) was designed by Cori Blunt and is also the Summer design. It was designed to be made in applique, but I wanted it to match my cross stitch, so I traced it off on the canvas and just cross stitched it. (Remember, I had done TWO already, so I was a master at it now! - I wish!) Anyway, my little pinny has a magnet so it snaps on the back of the little bag.
On the back of the pinny is my little pocket and needle holder.
My "Stick With Me" magnet held my pattern in place so I could more easily follow along! You can find them here! Believe me, this is a STRONG magnet! The back actually jumped out of one hand into the other (where the other side was held). It will hold your pattern pages securely!
When I think "vintage" I get all nostalgic! The pictures above are some of the only ones we have now of my husband's family. The little boy is him! He's still cute, I think!
So are you ready to add cross stitch to your skill set? Or how about a cute little pinny to give as a Valentine gift? You can purchase these patterns too!
My thanks to Mdm. Samm and Mary Winegarfor all their hard work on this hop!
Don't stop here though! Check out the other blogs posting today, the last day of the hop! You won't be disappointed!
January 20, 2015
Buzzing and Bumbling - You are here!
Your cross stitch looks most excellent! and who doesnt love vintage. :)ReplyDelete
Please add me to your list above. I am on today as well. Mary sent out an update email a few days ago. Stitch and Quilt. www.stitchandquilt.com
Thanks so much.
Your Tammy is so lovely. I think you did a wonderful job on the cross stitch despite a lengthy hiatus. Also that red bandanna fabric! Love it, I used that same fabric with novelty cowboy fabric for pillows for my girlfriends last year, it was the silliest gift ever and I loved it.ReplyDelete
Love, love your Tammy and your Pinnys! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.ReplyDelete
Your Tammy and Pinny are perfect, love the cross stitching and colors!ReplyDelete
That paisley fabric really takes me back! Beautiful stitching and great colors!ReplyDelete
WOW, you are a cross stitching Queen, love the cross stitched birdie and you did your pattern twice, wow, okay I am a tad jealous of your new kitchen appliances, sigh, your stove (mine does not work so great) and that refrigerator (imagine all of the company that can come over and you can store all of the food), and dishwasher drawers, in my dreams Awesome! I am pinning your kitchen for future reference of the most wonderful of kitchens!ReplyDelete
Two. You made that pattern. TWICE! Oh my. You did a lot of work. And it shows. Love the pincushion and I love the Tammy bag. The pinny is amazing with the cross stitch little bird on it. Love it. Well done!ReplyDelete
Great Tammy and Pinnys - fantastic work doing it twice.ReplyDelete
Great Cross stitch Linda and your Tammy is delightful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cross stitching Linda. Your fabric choice is perfect for this.ReplyDelete
Your pieces are fabulous. Nicely done and yes you really need to get a Beam N Read. It is the best!ReplyDelete
The cross-stitch pinny was a great idea, as was making a pincushion out of your first bag panel! Your summer bag is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Heavens Linda - two of them in the same pattern? You amaze me because I know all that must be going on in your new house! What a great idea to make a pincushion of one! And your picture with the vintage pictures is perfect - what great memories those are. blessings, marleneReplyDelete
Oh yes, I remember being hooked up to the hose ! LOL Your paisley fabric choice was just perfect! Love it Linda !ReplyDelete
Great job, Linda! I really like your larger version.... I love how things work out in the end. I hadn't heard of a pinny either but think they are really cute. Thanks for sharing your creations today!ReplyDelete
Wow, such beautiful stitching, great work!!!ReplyDelete
Your Tammy Bag looks wonderful as does the lovely cross stitched pin cushion! You get double points for doing it twice!!! Your pinny looks so sweet too.ReplyDelete
Your Tammy bag and pin keep both look fantastic. What a fun hop this has been.ReplyDelete
Your Tammy bag and pinny are lovely and I love your paisley fabric! :)ReplyDelete
Linda...the Tammy, the pinnie and the pin cushion are perfect. Love your fabrics and your photos with the pictures of 'long ago' sure give the vintage look. Love the black/brown and white photos. Thanks for sharing...happy stitching, PaulineReplyDelete
Double the pleasure, double the fun! What's better than one? Love it, love it, love it!ReplyDelete
You did such a nice job. Beautiful purse, pincushion & pinny!ReplyDelete
Nice! Your Tammy is so cute in that bandana fabric! Both of your summer stitcheries look wonderful. Love the idea of the pincushion.. that is adorable. The showstopper here for me is that Pinny! LOVE that you cross stitched the bird. It is adorable. I too felt that this pinny needed a matching cross stitch design. Great job! ~CoriReplyDelete
Excellent work! I love the paisley. You did it twice! I didn't finish once whaaaaaa....(yet!) I'm not giving up.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Tammy and Pinnys Linda!ReplyDelete
Great job - i can not to see any mistakes) Wonderful crosstitching and choice of fabric!ReplyDelete
They are georgeous! I love that fabric, red really shows them off, not that you have to.ReplyDelete
they turned out wonderful!ReplyDelete
Linda, your vintage combo is wonderful - love the photos and that bandana fabric. Oh, and look, you added a little blue flange to your purse and pinny! Simply adorable.ReplyDelete
The bandana fabric is just a perfect choice for the summer cross stitch. I'm finding it amazing how many of us did cross stitch in our distant past. Fun reunion. Your projects are all great I love the stitched blue bird. Oh and yes he (your hubbie) is a cutie.ReplyDelete
Ahhh, the memories of that old bonnet and hose hair dryer! LOL I love the fabrics you chose to go with your beautiful Tammy bag and pinny...perfectly vintage looking! Great photos, too.ReplyDelete
Love the bandana fabric that you used in your summer Tammy Bag. Lovely stitching on your counted cross stitch. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects. Living in the Hill Country myself, I just love the bandana fabric you used. Perfect for your color theme in your cross stitch. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your Tammy Bag is gorgeous! I love the matching pin cushion. And the cross-stitched pinny is fabulous. Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Apologies for being late...I had an urgent appt this am....I am fine..cause I am here....lolReplyDelete
Now how about your tammy...ohhh so vintage...with your choice of fabric...I love it my sweet lady and your pinnie is sooooo delicate..
Your tammy bag is gorgeous, Linda. The fabric you have used is lovely. What a lovely little set to have.ReplyDelete
OMG-our bonnet and hose hair dryer also had a manicure set inside. Talk about vintage. Love your pinnys and tammy bag. Great stitching.ReplyDelete
All your hard work sure paid off. The Tammy bag is so cute. Making the pinny in cross stitch was a marvelous idea. It looks really sweet. Nice job on everything.ReplyDelete
Leslie S. in MN
Your Tammy Bag, Pinny and pin cushion are beautiful. Can't believe you did the same design twice. I think I would get bored doing a second one of the same design.ReplyDelete
I am ALWAYS THRILLED when I visit your projects!!!!!! I love what you have done!!!! BRAVO!!!!ReplyDelete
They say that practice makes perfect and I think you've gotten that nailed down!!! lol Loved that paisley (It looks like the old red/blue farmer's hankies and made me smile.) I just love old pics - did you loose lots of them in the fire? So sad... Am loving following your house developments - gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Your Cross Stitching is lovely and looks perfect with the vintage theme Tammy bag and Pinny. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Tammy Bliss...ReplyDelete
Love,love,love your paisley print used for both your Tammy and Pinny! What a great idea to make another Pinny and turn it into a pincushion,brilliant.ReplyDelete
I love your idea of the cross stitched pinny. You really shine on this hop with your cross stitched bird. It looks just like the appliqued birds. Linda, I really like the fabric you chose and the vintage feel of your bag. Very nice.ReplyDelete
You nailed the vintage look for these projects. They are sew beautiful! The fabric, the blue welting around the cross-stitch, it is all fabulous.ReplyDelete
Linda, In your sweet note to me yesterday, you said you had some challenges in your cross stitch. I certainly do not see it. I love the dark navy strap on the bathing suit on the pin cushion, too. I goofed (according to the pattern) and put a dark navy back stitch on the very top of the umbrella instead of a red. I wasn't unsewing it and redoing it at that point. Your stitching is gorgeous to me. I can hardly believe it's been 34 years since you cross stitched. It is beautiful. I adore the idea of a large pin cushion and I love that you cross stitched the birdie. When I finally get to my pinny, I'm going to do fusible applique. I'm not in the mood for needle turn right now. I just want to keep the stress to a minimum. For my We Support You project, I just plan to do a few blocks and then eventually to hangers A through Z and makes borders either A-Z or (Beginning to End) We Support the Gals. I don't drink coffee so I'm thinking of joining the Latte hop and using a couple of the fabrics for bras for the Support quilt. I absolutely adore your projects and your stitching is wonderful. My doctor told me to sit with a bright light on each day for SAD (seasonal affective disorder). My brother and sister-in-law bought me a Happy Light for it. So, it makes a great stitching light. I have to be careful not to overdo it and get the jitters. Since I have sight issues, I'm going to take some different cross stitch fabrics next time I go to the neuro opthamologist and ask him if we can get a Rx for lens specifically for stitching. Using a magnifier that won't stay in place is not a great option. I appreciate your sharing what works for you - it may just be the ticket for others. Your projects are always a great inspiration to me. I always look forward to your post. Life deals all of us some trials (I've had many, too) and how we deal with them says much about us and helps other. I admire your spirit and resiliency. You have created some incredible patterns, too. Until I entered this hop, my first, I had no idea how meaningful all the responses are to each person, Thank you for sharing your incredible projects,ReplyDelete
You did a great job with you bag and pinny. I love that paisley fabric.ReplyDelete
All are wonderful, and love your fabric! This was my first hop - looking forward to the next one!!ReplyDelete
The family pictures absolutely MAKE everything look that much more Vintage and wonderful. You never disappoint and today's post is no different. Love the fabric colors. I too remember those bonnet dryers!!! My daughters laugh just thinking about using one much less their Mother using one!! BTW, How's the house coming?ReplyDelete
I'd never heard of a pinny, either. Mary Winegar is in one of my quilt guilds, and we sew together, most Thursdays, at one of the local quilt stores. Small world.ReplyDelete
Linda, you did a wonderful job on all your projects. Your cross stitching turned out so great. I love your thoughts about the "old days". I remember all of them!! Thank you for being part of this fun hop.ReplyDelete
A nice job on the cross stitching. It came back just like riding a bike! I love the photo of the vintage pics with the Tammy bag.ReplyDelete
These are fun projects, but I can't imagine starting to Cross-Stitch again.....it bit the dust when I started quilting....29 years ago!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work! Love the extra stitching cushion you created!ReplyDelete