Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mourning Tree Sewing Bag,

I'm back again with another finish, finished, it must be that time of the year I get motivated. Cuz most know how much I love autumn 

Mourning Tree Sewing Bag by Stacy Nash Primitives 
Stitched on 40ct pewter linen W/ GA threads
It's my own finishing design

Why my carpet shows a different shade, beats the beep out of me
The backside 

And the next is the inside.
I am thinking of putting Velcro on the flap. I was going to use buttons like Stacy, but I thought I would make a wool flap, just because I didn't know how to sew the button holes.
It's not perfect, but it's o.k. for me

I love using my grandmas old buttons on the flap. I had a hard time deciding... See why
I made this little itty bitty pincushion out of a new thimble and some velvet
I thought I would add crushed walnut in the bottom for weight and to keep the pins sharp and clean
I can't remember where I seen this done, so it's not my idea
I will now be keeping my eyes peeled for more vintage or antique thimbles. I have a few but didn't want to experiment with those
It was so hard to take a photo of it. I used some comic board for background light
Oh yeah! and I also made the dragonfly stick pin

Is anyone going to the Needlework Galleria in St. Charles, Missouri? Sept. 24-26 
It's in the Embassy Suites Hotel. It's all on one floor with stores and some designers. They have their rooms set up to shop. They have classes too. There's even a stitchers lounge on the main floor. The hotel is located about one mile from downtown. It's really neat walking down the street, shopping in all the specialty and vintage stores. There's even in a needle shop located on main st, it's called Stitchers Etc. We usually have a light lunch and sit out on the sidewalk. It's a really fun time. I'm only letting you know about this event, if you are planning to attend, I'll be there, look me up

Happy Stitching!!


Justine said...

Great finish Ranae! The backing fabric is beautiful. How nice to use your grandmother's buttons too.

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful finish...really special xx

Christine said...

I love your finish on the bag - the backing fabric is so perfect for it. And I especially love your dragonfly pin! Congrats on these finishes!

woolwoman said...

sure wish I could go to the Galleria - just too far but I know it will be a great time - please share on your blog ! Love your mourning bag finish - wow you are cranking out the finishes - YGG ! enjoy the trip ! Mel

Barb said...

Your bag is wonderful,a great finishing job! What a fabulous collection of buttons. I can see why you had trouble deciding which ones to use. That really sounds like a fun stitching event. A bit too far for me, unfortunately. Have lots of fun.

Annie said...

Aren't you clever! That's a fabulous bag, and a unique one. The penny flap and that cool backing fabric really made for an outstanding finish!

Love that teeny pincushion too.

Julie said...

Now that is just stunning, well done.

Mary said...

I'm going to Needlework Galleria! Less than a week now. So looking forward to it.

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful mourning tree bag. I like the pretty fabric just perfect and the buttons you have chosen.

Phyllis said...

Another wonderful finish Ranae! I'm still not sure if I'll be going to St. Charles, but I sure want to go. I'll let you know.

Margaret said...

I am in love with this finish! It's fantastic! Love the buttons at the top -- what a wonderful colllection of buttons you have from your grandma!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great how you finished this little bag. A very creative idea. And all these old buttons, I think I would embellish each and every finished piece using some of them, lol.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful way to finish this - it looks great. I love St. Charles but only get there once a year or so. Wish it was this weekend! blessings, marlene