Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blue Sewing Roll

In my last post I shared a doll coat that I purchased for the old blue homespuns in it.  I ripped the coat apart on Tuesday night - at the baseball field!  Last night I pulled this finished cross stitch out of my basket, combined it with the homespun and actually finished a project.  

The pattern is from Stacy Nash Primitives - Blue Sewing Roll.  I had thought I'd use an antique brown fabric when I came across some, but the blue works just as well.  I do wish I'd put a stabilizer in the middle, it's a little on the flimsy side.  The antique blues are thin and worn.   
I've never before shared with you my stitching baskets.  The rib basket on the right I made 12 years ago- I remember working on it while we were expecting our last child. It's one of my favorites, it features double swing handles and cane overlays woven into the rim and over the handles on the sides and bottom.  The tote basket on the left I like because of the color combination of smoked reed and blue.  The handles are leather.  Both baskets are dedicated to my cross stitching stash (and plenty of other unfinished projects.)
I have another finished cross stitch piece sitting in one of these baskets that I think I can use with a portion of what is left from the doll coat.  I'll show you soon.
~Ann
                              

14 comments:

  1. Hi Ann! great finish! I still have the basket (like on the left) that I purchased from you!!! And YES, it's filled with cross stitch AND block of the month packages! lol! The basket onthe right is gorgeous... the blue homespuns are a perfect match for your stitches!

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  2. Hi Ann! great finish! I still have the basket (like on the left) that I purchased from you!!! And YES, it's filled with cross stitch AND block of the month packages! lol! The basket onthe right is gorgeous... the blue homespuns are a perfect match for your stitches!

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  3. Ann, love it~ great work~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  4. I love the sewing roll. I've been wanting to make one, maybe yours will inspire me to "actually' accomplish that!
    Your baskets are amazing, but that one on the left, it's an absolute work of art!

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  5. Love that blue. You make the most beautiful baskets!

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  6. Your sewing roll is wonderful...as well as those gorgeous baskets!! Beautiful work!!--Jan

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  7. Love the blue sewing roll. It's such a pretty blue!

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  8. Ann ~
    That buttock basket is most unusual. Gorgeous!!!
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. Hi Ann....Your sewing roll is wonderful and I like how you added the homespun to the stitchery.
    What beautiful baskets...and the memories behind the rib basket are priceless.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day
    Karen

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  10. What a beautiful finish!
    Love your baskets and it's great to see them overflowing with projects to keep you busy!

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  11. Very cool sewing roll - such a great idea. And your baskets are just wonderful. I don't think I've ever met a basket that I didn't like!

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  12. Welll, I love it :) and your older baskets, especially the one made during your pregnancy. Special:) So cool your many talents.
    Hugs~Carol

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  13. gorgeous stitching and those baskets are absolutely fabulous!

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  14. I'm really torn - don't know what I love more - your baskets or your stitcheries.... You are one talented woman.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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