Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stitching is My Bag

Or something like that... This is the bag I made for myself. Unlike the other two, I finally figured out the proper size for the pieced section. But I was patting myself on the back so hard I forgot to put pockets inside. And I didn't really do a great job of cutting the piece to size. But I love love love that fabric.

I loaded it up with stuff, dumped it out at the register and piled it all back in after I dropped a pretty penny. Good thing I had that gift certificate from my favorite aunt!

And since Monique gave her full shopping report, and someone did ask for details, here's the full shopping list:

Some WDW floss
WDW fabric, 35 ct fabric cappuccino and havana
28 ct Days Gone By fabric
Mill Hill Buttons and Beads Martini (for you know who)
Erica Michaels, To Thee My Heart (silk gauze) and the called-for GAST and Crescent Colors
Giulia Punti Antichi D2 Biscornu
Shepherd's Bush charms for Anna's stocking and Reed's (crossing my fingers I didn't buy the latter twice)
Lizzie Kate, Cinderella is Proof
Just Nan, Scream House
Threads that Bind, Sunday Social (another sheep punchneedle)
JABC clay--three bats for the monsterbubbles Halloween ornament from JCS

When I arrived on Thursday night, I took out Anna's bird and put a little more floss on that bad-ass black fabric. Here's how it looked last time I worked on it, which I think was last year at camp. And I know why: it's the white table cloths. They're so conducive to stitching on dark fabric. I guess I should buy one!

Oh, and I don't know how I forgot to tell you about this, but there was a small festival going on in the state park the same weekend we were there. The National Fry Bread Champ was there selling "Indian tacos," which for those of you who don't know is basically taco ingredients slathered on a piece of fry bread. Oh mama, that was good stuff.


CindyMae said...

Your bag looks great! We are always our biggest critics! Great progress!

Donna said...

I love the fabric, too. It's bootiful!

And just get a white towel to lay across your legs and you can stitch on that black fabric in your favorite stitching chair...

And then you talk about food and I'm starving, but too lazy to go get anything. Mmmm. Fry Bread. LOL

dianemi said...

Oh, lovin' that bag. You are so right the fabric is wonderful. As for Anna's bird, I LOVE IT. Those colors just pop on that fabbie. Great job Anna!

Anonymous said...

GREAT bag! Looks like you had a nice stash haul, too :)

Redwitch said...

I am so jealous of camp and all your purchases ;)

Anna' Bird look fab, not tried stitching on black but it must be tricky.

Fried bread...mmm...

Pam said...

Hi, Anna! I'm a new reader to you blog and just wanted to stop and say hello. You bag is beautiful. I love the colors.

RuthB said...

Beautiful bag, lovely stitching, stashing to be proud of, but fry bread -- oh yum!

mainely stitching said...

Ahhh - white table cloths! Excellent idea! Love your progress and your new bag. :)

doris said...

Geez, in my usual workday fog, I somehow missed this post. So glad I went back to catch up! You did some pretty great shopping with your fancy bag. Love the bag and the stash.

Brigitte said...

That bag looks terrific no matter if there are pockets inside or not.