Monday, January 19, 2015

Tammy For All Seasons- My Day!

I am so grateful to be included in this first Sew We Quilt blog hop of the year!  A great big thank you to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt and Sew We Stitch  as well as to Mary of I Piece 2 for getting us all coordinated. 

 The designers for this blog hop are Madame Samm who designed the wonderful Tammy Bag pattern; Brooke Nolan of Brooke Books Publishing who designed the quite detailed but "beginner do-able" cross-stitch patterns  and Cori Blunt of Chitter Chatter Designs who designed the oh-so-cute Pinnie patterns.


Here are all of our Hop sponsors with active LINKS....


BEAM N READ ( personal led light)

Brooke's Books ( seasonal vintage counted cross stitch designs)

Chitter Chatter ( applique and embroidered pinnies)

DMC ( threads, bobbins,needles and aida cloth)

H.A.KIDD ( monaco fabric)

MsAppleHeart ( Tammy Bag Pattern and Stick with Me Magnet)

READERS ( best readers on the market for those who need to see their patterns up close and personal) 

SNAP SOURCE  ( great gadget for adding snaps to our bags)

Yarn TREE  ( q-snap frame)
 Here are few of my new gadgets...I wanted the yellow Clover Readers to match the first Tammy Bag I made for an earlier hop...now I have "need" of a red pair to match my new Tammy, lol!!  The Stick With Me magnet is so strong it easily holds my pattern folded small enough to see my place and can still hold my sewing needle as well when I need to park it!!

The Q-Snap frame was a joy to stitch with, lightweight to hold and good tension without leaving marks on the fabric.  The 14 count Aida is perfect for a beginner like me to try my hand at counted cross stitch, and the plastic bobbins and organizer ring keeps the wonderful DMC floss organized and neat withinin my Tammy.  The Beam N Read light combined with the Clover Readers made the cross stitch much easier for my 40 something eyes to complete.  I love that there is no frame on the top of these readers as I can peek about me over the top of them as I stitch :)

And here is my completed Summer Tammy and Pinnie in the snow (only my second Tammy bag but I can tell there may be more!)...pretty obvious why I chose the summer design, is it not, lol!!!  We have several inches on the ground and have had bitter cold.  Can we just pretend we're at the beach and it's 80 degrees F? Please?!



Ah, yes...this is the cold reality here in Indiana...freezing frost...it is beautiful though.

Anyway, back to my Tammy!!  I used some little seed beads in a couple places for embellishment and left off the bathing cap from my stitchery...not sure why but it felt more "me" that way...


A closer look at the pinnie..
I used wool and tiny buttons to embellish...Cori's instructions made it so simple to make my first ever box pleats!!
The back of the pinnie is a great place to store pins or needles and any stray threads as you work...
Here is the back of my Tammy...

Thank you for visiting with me today and please go see all the others sharing the day with me below and give them some great comment love!!

January 19, 2015

52 comments:

Suze said...

Kris - I adore your Tammy bag - It is wonderful and the fabric is perfect. The red bird is cheery. The snow makes a beautiful backdrop for your photos. We had a warm day here in Oklahoma. I had procrastinated - due to unforeseen circumstances and was inside sewing, sewing, sewing today and still didn't quite get everything completed. Thank you for participating and being a great inspiration.

Anita said...

Gorgeous Tammy Bag and Pinny, and a lovely photo shoot in the snow! I can almost feel her freezing her toes off going ice-bathing!

Judy B said...

Your Tammy and Pinny are beautiful! The snow makes a perfect backdrop. Thank you for sharing.

Martina said...

Summer in winter! Just looks amazing and I love your tammy and pinny in those colors!

Gmama Jane said...

Everything is simply Wonderful!! Wait til you see mine...it will give you a chuckle and you will be so much prouder of YOUR Completed Project. The Good Lord knows I am a work in progress for sure. Your colors, fabric, everything is so nicely done.
blessings
Gmama Jane

Heleen Groot said...

Gorgeous. Absolutely immaculate stitching and I love the finished articles. Beautiful work!

Baa. xxx said...

Gorgeous! The snow makes the photos look so cool.

charlotte said...

Beautiful job Kris! I love the pics in the snow! Great fabric choices too.

Mara said...

I love your fabric choices and the way you made summer look so good against all of that snow.

Jeanie said...

Just perfect, Kris! Love the snow backdrop..... makes me think of the Polar Bear club that jumps into our freezing river in January.....brrrrrrr. Nice job...stay snug!

Sigi G said...

What beautiful embroidery scenes. Yes, I'll try to pretend this is a beach with white sand :)!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful bag and pinny! I like the little buttons on the pinny, cute touch.

Michele said...

You did a wonderful job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Kris

Mdm Samm said...

you certainly took the chill out of the air with your lovely summer bag....love that fabric by the way...and your pinny is perfection... the snow...I will think of it as sand on a cool ok, rather cold day

Kate said...

Well done and great photo!!!

Linda said...

Your fabric choices are so pretty for this project! Great job!

Linda said...

It is perfect as always Kris! I love your fabric choices and your work is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful. I LOVE your fabric choices and your little Pinny is done to perfection too. Beautiful. It looks a wee bit chilly in all of that snow!

Carol said...

The snow and bathing suit Tammy Bag look amazing together! You did a beautiful job on your stitching and that pinny is cute, cute, cute!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris I love, love, love what you did - so beautiful! And the pictures in the snow are perfect. They certainly made me smile, though I bet you're pretty tired of it. :) blessings, marlene

Calicojoan said...

Sittin in a swimsuit in a snowbank...trust me, there are folks that live around here that would love that. Polar Bear Plunge Jan 1. Not me LOL!! Your Tammy and Pinny are just too cute and what gorgeous photos of the wintery trees.

Carla said...

Kris, your bag and pinny are so sweet! Love summer! You are tops in my book. Great job.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful stitching and I love your colors! Your design makes me long for summer on this chilly day. Great job!

Lana said...

Not only are your fabrics so bright and cheery...Your Stitching is AMAZING!!!! Loved your pics too!! GREAT JOG!

legato1958 said...

Such precious projects! Just LOVE your fabrics and the colors! And your photos show everything to perfection!
Susie

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Cute pinny and Tammy bag. Ah yes, please think summer and turn that snow into beautiful crystal clear beach water.

CeLynn said...

Your colors are very striking against the snow! You did a wonderful job on both the Pinny and Tammy. Such beautiful stitching too,well done!

Renee said...

I love the fabrics you chose to go with your lovely cross-stitch and pinny. Beautiful work! Warm wishes are heading your way.

Mary Ann said...

Wow, you are right, the frost is beautiful but waaaaay too cold for me. Brr
Love your Tammy and your pinny. Bright bold colors, perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Such cute fabrics. Love your pinny! Excellent job on the cross stitch and tammy.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent purse and such a fun design. I'm in love with your little birdie......too sweet.

Jane's Quilting said...

Your Tammy bag is georgeous, I love the red fabric you choose for it. That summer pattern is adorable. I also like how you embellished your bird Pinny. So cute...

LJ said...

You nailed the colors with this Tammy and pinny. Excellent work, too. The birdie applique is perfect. I love that you divided the back pocket on the Tammy; that looks way useful.

Kristen King said...

Brrr!!! Your summer bag is the perfect way to make summer not seem so far away! :)

tink's mom said...

Love your bag and Pinney. The fabric choices are perfect for your summer bag and look wonderful on the snowy background.

Janarama said...

Beautiful job on the embroidery and x-stitching. Outstanding fabric choice. Very pretty pinny and bag.

evelyn said...

Sure doesn't look like a beginner stichery. Great job. Great fabric choices. Love the" white sand " in your photos too.

Quilt n Queen said...

Kris, your Tammy and pinnie are awesome...the fabric, photos and stitching are perfect. Love the Sew Mama Sew fabric line...I have some hidden in my stash. Love how you featured your summer Tammy bag on the snowy bench! Great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Julia Plunkett said...

Fabulous job on your stitching. Lovely fabric for your Tammy Bag and pinny. Thanks for sharing!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Your Tammy turned out great. It looks quite out of place in those beautiful snowy pictures LOL! Love your color choices for the bag and the pinny. Love the the little red bird with black. Your stitching looks wonderful... and beautiful job on the back and box pleats! It is a beauty ~Cori

Thearica said...

Summer in the snow! Gotta love it! Your Tammy and Pinny came out beautifully!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Lovely bold colours and fabrics. I'm sure you will enjoy using it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Woohoo great finish! I see rush hour fabric, and the Mamma Said Sew fabrics too. Lovely pictures and I am right there with you about can't wait until summer.

Leslie Schmidt said...

Lovely, lovely Tammy and pinny! I 'm also loving that yellow bag. Great fabric choices for both of them. The summer Tammy is beautiful, and isn't that birdie just so cheery looking? I can commiserate with you about the weather. Here in Minnesota we've just had a severe temperature drop, but this last weekend we're having our January thaw.

Karen said...

Super cute! I love that red number fabric you used for the back. :)

Deonn said...

Oh, your bag and pinny are sooo cute! They bring a little warmth to that frigid weather, and actually a really nice backdrop! Great fabrics!

Patty D from NC said...

Beautiful work - I just wish you could take the photos in bright warm (did I saw warm?) sunshine!

Amy said...

They are both adorable. Love your sweet fabric choices. Just too sweet!

Theresa said...

Lovely Tammy bag and pinny. Your fabric choices are wonderful.

Soma Acharya said...

Great job with the cross stitch!! Your red summer set looks fantastic on the white snow. I almost thought it was a winter bag ;-)

-Soma

Mary said...

You did a super job on your Tammy and Pinny.I love your photography as well. Thank you for being part of this fun hop.