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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I need a new Stitching Bag

My MIL sadly  passed away six months ago and the family has been busy in recent times cleaning and sorting out the house before sale.  Furniture was given to the designated family members, and then we started on cupboards, drawers and wardrobes.  Being the only quilter and sewer amongst one daughter and three daughters-in-law I was thrilled to lay claim to a good supply of doilies, both embroidered and crotcheted.  As it turns out, these appear to have been made not by Robin’s Mum, but his Grandmother, so they are doubly precious.  I certainly have grand plans with how I will use them a little later.

There was one blue embroidered doily which didn’t seem to go with all the others.  But, as it turns out, I will shortly be attending a class on how to sew with doilies.  I have decided to start making myself a new bag at this class to keep my stitchery projects in.  So this blue doily will be getting a new lease of life, and I backstitched my name in the centre panel which will be cut out and centred on the front of the bag. 

P7280003   I added a few words to the centre of the doily

I’m planning to use the outside embroidery and lace trim which will be cut into smaller pieces and applied crazy patch style, using other fabrics too, to the front of the bag.  I’m not quite sure how to go about this yet, but that is what the teacher will show me at the class, I expect.  I’m gathering together other blue fabrics, buttons and laces, and really looking forward to attending this class next week.  Wish me luck – It’s been ages since I attended a sewing class.

6 comments:

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

Oooh, so where is the class? I look forward to seeing the results of this too!

Nancy J said...

Treasures for sure. Sorry I didn't make my words clear, there were literally a galore amount of batiks, and the lovely lady there helped me choose the inner border for the Wiggle quilt, I found the outer one at Nancy's. It all seems to be unreal down here, specially as when the physio comes tomorrow, she/he might say Hugh can be discharged!!! He is coping with hospital life OK, a bit restless, and would have liked to come home today...I think I, well Kaz and I are more tired today than after hours of waiting yesterday, but all is well.

Katie said...

Sounds like fun! Such a beautiful doily. :-)

Stitches said...

A precious little doily and I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it..

desertskyquilts said...

That's a beautiful doily. I look forward to seeing all the treasures, and what you do with them. The crazy patch bag should be interesting, too. Have fun!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I like to see old pieces of hand work repurposed. I look forward to seeing the end result.