Friday, February 8, 2013

Of cats and potholders.....

The cats are on a tapestry bag that I bought ages ago. It is a flat bag about the size of a piece of paper. This ended up being very unpractical to use.


So I decided to sew the corners in the width and make it a wide open bag which now works really well. I have already starting using it as a project bag.


This week was my quilt group's evening of fun and stitches ... and yes, in that order. *grins* I have been busy with more potholder blocks for my quilt. The bottom three are the newest. First I stitched a pair of embroidery scissors with needle and thread. Instead of having to make a quilt label on the back of the quilt, I stitched an embroidery hoop with my name and the date in it. I also stitched a DMC floss with the number of the color I have used for these blocks. Last but not least, an Ohio Star patchwork block. I wanted to use this because you can take the girl (Me) out of Ohio but you can't take Ohio out of the girl.


Heidi

8 comments:

  1. I remember when you got that bag and boy it is very nice made wider. Good idea. Before it would only hold books and magazines.
    What a good idea putting your name in a hoop. Now it is put it all together time. If you stop making new things, you might get it finished. LOL
    Now, since I will be in Florida when your birthday arrives on the 12th, I have to say.....
    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear, Heidi, Red Riding Hood, Clair, Miss Pickles, Silly Sally and all the other names I call you. Happy Birthday to you.
    I hope your package gets there safely and I hope you have fun whatever you decide to do.
    Love you bunches and bunches, Mom

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  2. Love how you remade your bag. Of course anything with cats is just purr-fect!! Your new blocks are just precious.

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  3. Great bag! I love the cats (naturally), and your remake is clever. Your latest quilt blocks are wonderful. Did you say how many will be in the finished quilt?

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  4. Dear Heidi,
    your potholder blocks are soo beautyful and the bags too. I love your idea to tag the scissors. Because I have at school a lot of scissors I thought to tag them with crocheted little things ;-) Happy weekend to you! Sabine.

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  5. I love those blocks. Clever makeover on the bag

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  6. Great idea for your bag! I will have to remember that trick ~ not that I am a great sewer, but maybe I could pull that off! Your blocks are fantastic ~ I love all the personal touches.

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  7. Great alteration to the bag, very clever.

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  8. Love the potholders! And the bag is a nice 'make-do-and-mend' thing.

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