Thursday, September 19, 2013

SIMPLY STITCH 2

I started SS2 a little late and am just catching up.  The beauty of this type of non class is you watch what you want to watch and stitch whatever takes your fancy.  This time around it includes smocking/manipulating fabrics and Karen stitching on her own projects.  One of which is a wedding purse for her daughter who is getting married in Vegas in mid Oct. I must tell you a little funny that happened connected to this.  I was at my laptop at the kitchen desk and Harv was reading the paper with his coffee at the table.  Karen said the purse should be big enough for a hankie and her phone.  I said out loud "what would she want with a phone at her wedding" and a voice answered "in case she gets a better offer".  It just broke me up - thats my guy and his wonderful humor.

Karen  is also working on what she calls her body bag and includes all the various types of stitching she does plus fabric she has manipulated and stitched on.  She is very innovative. 
 
 
 
 
Here is a sample I made using  eyelet trim..  The top piece was pleated at the bottom and stitched down at the sides them embellished with French knots. The next piece shows the eyelet with enough plain fabric on the bottom that I ran it through the pleater and then embellished it.  I also did embellishing coming out of the bottom piece on up to the top piece.
 

10 comments:

deanna7trees said...
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deanna7trees said...

i'm just a bit confused, Freda. laughed at your husband's comment.

Debra Spincic said...

Tell Harv that was a good one!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Good for Harv! That's one of the best one-liners I've heard in ages.

Marilyn said...

I love your bottom motif. I love my morning blog reads because I learn something new every day. Or a new way to apply an old thing.

Suztats said...

Better offer! hahahahahah!(don't let Karen hear that!)
Love what you're creating here.

Mosaic Magpie said...

LOL, Harv...better not miss those better offers, they don't come along everyday!
Oh, the pleating....very interesting!
xo,
Deb

Maggi said...

What lovely pieces and such a funny throwaway comment by Harv.

Cheryl said...

better offer...LOL Adorable! Your work is fabulous, your attention to detail is amazing :-)

Gina E. said...

LOL I like that! Sort of comment that Ken would make. Must be a 'man thing'.