When I saw the post for the Tammy 4 all seasons post over at Sew We Quilt back in November I just Had to jump in…even though I had never so much as sewn one x stitch!
Before we get to my bag many thanks are in order though: Firstly Thank you to Mdm Samm for this wonderful hop,and for my new found skill (albeit the skill part is still questionable) the wonderful magnets,and my Tammy bag kit!
Thanks also to Mary for so graciously moving me to a later day in the hop,so I would have time to finish my cross stitch,and for being our head cheerleader!
Many thanks to All the wonderful sponsors including:
Brooke of Brooke's Books For all the Awesome cross stitch patterns
Cori of Chitter Chatter Designs For all the Sweet Pinny patterns
Apple Heart Mdm Samm's shop for the Tammy Bag pattern
Beam N Read (LED light)
DMC (floss and Aida cloth)
H. A. KIDD (monaco fabric/cloth)
Readers (reading glasses)
Snap Source (snaps and a gadget for attaching them)
Yarn Tree (Q snaps)
Thank You,Thank You,Thank You!
Since I was more than a bit nervous about starting with the cross stitch,the Pinny came first.
The box pleats (the first time for making these) gave me a few fits,but nothing major.
When Mdm Samm said that it took her two weeks to finish her cross stitch/tammy bag I figured it would take me at least twice that amount of time. Wrong! It took me F O R ever. Okay it only took me around six weeks… Apparently I can not count,or count correctly anyway! The ending result…
well just don't look too closely or you will see stitches where they should not be,no stitches where they should be...
Finally the day the hop started I finished my cross stitch! Let me just say I was (and still am) Ecstatic!
On to the rest of the Tammy bag. The handle was my only problem child,even though I measured and marked the center…you guessed it,I sewed it on crooked. Sigh,ahh the challenges of sewing new to me patterns!
Since my DD and her hubby installed software upgrades and more memory to my computer for Christmas,I have not yet re-learned how to edit my photos. So you can not read the label I added to the back of the bag. The label says "This Took FOREVER" That being said,I am sooo in Love with my newest Bag finish and,yes,I will be doing more cross stitch in the future! However,the next one(s) will not be on a schedule but rather when the mood strikes!
Okay I have gone on long enough about my Sweet new Tammy,Off you go to check out all the Wonderful Stitchers I have the pleasure of Sharing the day with!
January 19, 2015