Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fall into MY DAY...A Tammy for All Seasons!

I am so glad you stopped by today!
I was supposed to be showcasing this on Tuesday of this week,
so I am REALLY glad to be here today!
This blog hop SURE couldn't be possible without the 
awesome cheerleader Mary at I Piece 2-Mary and our 
dear friend Madame Samm...
I can not tell you how much learning I have 
done on this hop...and how much I appreciated 
all their help and encouragement!

I also can not tell you 
have been!!!!

I so appreciate when our SPONSORS
show up and SUPPORT us the way they do...

BEAM N READ ( led light)
Brooke's Books ( seasonal vintage counted cross stitch designs)
Chitter Chatter ( applique and embroidered pinnies)
DMC ( heads and aida cloth)
H.A.KIDD ( monaco fabric)
MsAppleHeart ( Tammy Bag Pattern)
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-snaps)


Here we FALL!!!

This was my FIRST cross stitching project ever.
Why would I sign up for this hop?
Well, I wanted to see if I could do it!
I see many others just like me....YAY FOR US! 

I really did enjoy the process! It's addicting!

Now...I have to admit, I ripped it out four times...ok..
Really, it was FIVE TIMES.
But, after a little tutorial review from
Madame Samm's blog post, I FINALLY
realized what to do...
Keep trying and start with beginner materials!

Just a plug here for DMC threads...THANK YOU!
They were smooth and didn't tangle
and they transform in a pattern...
They look just like colors until you put them together...

See that little magnet?
I could even put my needles on it when I was 
changing threads!!!! 
LOVE THESE!'s something that I figured out that I STILL NEED...
a VIDEO of how to attach these handles...I know it has
to be easier than the way I did it!
But It is on and I wasn't going to take it off!!!
I loved this TAMMY BAG pattern...all those pictures...
My kind of TUTORIAL!

And this little jewel...GREAT PATTERN too!!!
I had a little fun with it...and I loved the Flea Market Fancy fabric...

This was the fun part for sure!
Staging these in the SUNSHINE!!!!
We have had rain and clouds for what seems as weeks!

Overall, I learned a few things..

I couldn't have done this with out my readers from
I am just too blind!!! I loved that they hung on my neck
when I had to get up and take a break and I could always find them!!!

My Q-Snap Frame made ALL THE DIFFERENCE! 
It held my cloth perfectly without stretching it out of shape
and it was easy to carry around because it could be 
broken down to fit in my purse.

DMC...You made this project BEAUTIFUL.

I am not a superwoman...This is the only pattern I finished...but
I am so glad I didn't give up!
(and I wonder where can I find that outfit in real life...isn't it beautiful?)

It's always worth it to ask for help...even if you are
worried what someone will think about 
why in the world would you sign up 
for something if you had never done it!

Will I do this again?



Because Cory and Brooke's other patterns are

And this folks is my first finish of 2015!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today...
I do appreciate it!
Now go visit these lovely ladies...

I am in awe of all their talent!

January 16, 2015

Julia Plunkett will post on Sewwequilt
It Seams To Be Sew (you are here)

A few years back...3 maybe?

 A little over 3 years ago, our little quilt shop grew up. We moved to a larger space and hired more employees. So much has happened in thos...