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maanantai 26. elokuuta 2013

Sewing Case...

is finished! And it's FABuLOUS ;o)
even though I say it myself...


The measurements: height 5 3/4", length 9 1/2" and width 3 3/4". 
Perfect size for all the necessary sewing supplies!
COOOL!!!!

Hmm... maybe I'll go now and fill it ;o)

But I leave some room for the next month's SAL project, which is a needle book. It is also Anni Downs' design and you can find it from the same 'Some Kind of Wonderful' -book.

I wish you a wonderful WEEK!!!

lauantai 17. elokuuta 2013

Pussukkaa pukkaa...

... in this month our SAL (= Stitch along) project is a sewing case. It's designed by Anni Downs and the pattern is in her Some Kind of Wonderful book.

So far I have pieced the both of the side panels.

 As usual I alter the pattern a bit... I English paper pieced the other panel...
Oh yes, I was able to use hexagons on SAL project... AGAIN ;o)
Now I'm waiting that I'll get a double-sided fusible fleece or something to have it finished in time... I ordered it through the internet.

 While waiting for the fleece to come...

 ... I sewed a bit smaller (3" x 4") and simpler 'bag'.
It's a coin purse to four years old boy.

A orange elephant... with a L -letter is quite cute... isn't it?
At least it was fun to cross stitch...

Hopefully the fusible fabric will arrive in the next week...

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!

sunnuntai 11. elokuuta 2013

Take It Easy...

... and sew Aurifil's 2013 Designer block of August designed by Jill Finley!
The song, which inspired her to design this block is Eagles'... Take It Easy.
By the way I found a nice presentation of it on Youtube, filmed in 1972 California Jam. In the end of that video is a charming little guitar player... cute;o)

The precious stone, which inspired me to choose colors for my block... is a garnet.
The color scale of garnet is very large: red, yellow, brown, green. They occurs in almost all colors except blue. Out of those color shades I chose red ones...
and if you look the photo closer...
you'll notice I have used more than one background fabric.


The other reason why I decided to make my block 'look like' a garnet...
... was that I read it's name is the most likely derived from the Latin word granatus (=grain), which also refers to the typical structure of the garnet.
I think Jill's block remind me of grain too...

Do you want to know something about garnet's power stone features?
Garnet is said to increase the health, loyalty, imagination and balance the flow of energy. It is also said to protect the bad dreams.
... so if you have a garnet you can... take (it) easy... even at night...

1. Emerald, 2. Ruby, 3. Amethyst, 4. Yellow diamond,
5. Alexandrite, 6. Peridot, 7. Amethyst and 8. Garnet.
Hui, millainen sillisalaatti -työ tulossa!

I'm not sure... at all...
if I'll piece these blocks together, when all twelve blocks will be sewed...
Jill is making a beautiful quilt top with her Take it Easy -block.
... of course another possibility is to change the colors / fabrics of some blocks...

"We may lose and we may win though 
we will never be here again...
... so take it easy..."

Happy Easy Week!!!

PS. I 'finally' got ready (= sewed by hand the lace onto) the 'Gentle Art' -tablecloth.