Well, well I could give you all my excuses even though they are legit I won't bore you with them, other than to say I just got overwhelmed. I started my cross stitching in mid December right in the middle of trying to get three quilts completed for Christmas gifts. I bought the Q Snap
frame and it is sew much easier to deal with than the round hoops. As far as the stitching progress goes, I began with 28 count Aida and found out fairly soon that I was too new at cross stitching to use the smaller count. So, I ordered 14 count and started again. My husband surprised me with the Beam & Read
as one of my Christmas gifts. So, after work I sat on the couch and stitched while he watched tv. Nice light that doesn't bother others around you. I see many of you ladies have done so much and you all are such an inspiration. I still would like to share my progress so far.
Here is my stitching.
I did finish the pinny using Cori's pattern. One of my circles was too small and when I pulled on the thread it became a yo yo so I decided to use it on the front of the pinny and I added a bead to the center.
I love the cute designs so I bought more than one for future tammy bags ;) Check out the cute smiley hands.
I have the outside (except for the cross stitch), complete and the inside is complete too. Put your rose colored glasses on and imagine it all put together. I can't wait....so I guess I need to get stitching.
Thanks so much to Brooke Nolan
for the cross stitch patterns, Cori Blunt
for the Pinny Patterns, Mary
for being our wonderful cheerleader and as alwas, Madam Samme.
I know I will be pleased with my cross stitched Tammy once I am finished but I didn't want to rush and really mess it up.
Check out the other posts today! I am sure they will have some real beauties. COMPLETE beauties!
January 16, 2015
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APPLAUSE!!! APPLAUSE! I love that you didn't give up! You are doing a wonderful job on your stitching...and those fabrics you have chosen to go with it, well, it's perfect! My favorite thing is that you listed where you found your handles! I had to take the last one on the rack at Joann's and I love yours so much more!!!! You GO GIRL!ReplyDelete
Your Tammy will be beautiful! I love what you did with your Pinny. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
It's great that you didn't give up. I didn't get mine finished either but I'm going to get moving forward. No new UFO's in 2015 for me. lol Those purse frames are too cute to not be used. Love them!ReplyDelete
Your Tammy Bag will turn out wonderful!ReplyDelete
You have done a great job so far. Keep up the good work. Love your frames. Thank you for being part of this great hop.ReplyDelete
I fully understand that you changes from 28 count to 14, I had the same problems.... Just go on, the spring tammy is going to look so nice!ReplyDelete
You're off to a good start! I love your colors and your purse frames are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Looking good so far. i think it will be lovely when you get it finished. Keep on stitching!ReplyDelete
It's going to be beautiful when finished...it's beautiful now!ReplyDelete
You are doing an excellent job! Cross stitching can be so relaxing, just enjoy the process. I am so glad I could help you with the frames. My website is down as we are moving servers but trying hard to reopen tomorrow. :)ReplyDelete
Carry on - the end result will be quite lovely. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for putting the ladies links...and now your project...you did good, you put your best hands forward....look forward to seeing it completedReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the link - I'm searching for more handles. I know you'll be able to finish soon and you will love it! blessings, marleneReplyDelete
You will have a beautiful bag. Love those handles. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your bag is going to be so pretty with your color combinations! Love that bag fabric and those smiley hands!ReplyDelete
It looks like it will be real pretty, should have gotten a handle from you, I don't have mine yet, love the hands one.ReplyDelete
You have a good start. I hope you will finish it and post it for us to see. You will love it. Those handles are darling.ReplyDelete
Your progress is lovely! Crazy Quilt Supplies is my favorite place to purchase sew-in-purse frames and Thearica is wonderful. Your bag is off to a lovely start!ReplyDelete
Love the color choices... can't wait to see it all finished up! ~CoriReplyDelete
That will be a lovely bag. I love your frames, the one with the handle is so sweet.ReplyDelete
It looks lovely so far! You did a great job. Love the handles. Gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished article.ReplyDelete
Oh, this is going to turn out to be a very pretty Tammy bag. I just love the handles you found.ReplyDelete
Love the handles for your Tammy bags! Great stitching so far. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love the fabrics you chose to go with your stitching. They are perfect. Those handles are just too cute. I need to hop on over and order some myself! Happy Stitching!ReplyDelete
I really like your choice of colors and fabrics and am looking forward to seeing your Vintage Tammy when it is finished. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) PatReplyDelete
It will be lovely when it all comes together.ReplyDelete
Love the vintage handles for a classy look for your bags.ReplyDelete
It's surprising how long it takes to go an inch in cross stitching, but it ends up quite beautiful when finished. It will all come together and you will love it I'm sure, as what you have done so far looks perfect. Sweet pinny, too!ReplyDelete
Great start for a newbie cross stitcher. Your stitching is amazing. It certainly takes longer than we imagine, Your pinny is adorable. Thank you for being bold to share what you have completed. Your tammy bag is going to be wonderful. I adore the hardware you chose. Thanks for participating and I'm sure you will be thrilled when you get your cross stitched Tammy bag complete. You are an inspiration to us to complete our projects, too.ReplyDelete
It does take quite a long time,especially for us beginners,to finish the cross stitch. I love what you have done so far,it is very beautiful!ReplyDelete
Learning new things is always wonderful. You've got a great start there with your bag and know it'll be sweet.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you are enjoying the process - that is what mattersReplyDelete
Your cross-stitching looks so cool. Love the colors, it's a good start. I would love to see you finish and will join you too :). I totally understand your struggle, I have been in the same boat as you.ReplyDelete
Your bag s going to be gorgeous! I love the look of cross stitch, and I admire the patience of those who do it!ReplyDelete
Stunning colors. Your Tammy will be beautiful when you get her done. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Your cross stitch looks great - it will be wonderful when it is done. You have done so we. Love your pinny.ReplyDelete
Your stitching is coming along nicely. Looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
the project of doom!!LOLReplyDelete
I love the color swapping you made on your spring dress. Very pretty. Those handle will go great on it, once you get it all finished up.ReplyDelete
Totally beautiful work...love the yoyo:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. I can picture those hand print handles attached and clutched in your hand.
Love the colors you used - cute clasp on the purse!ReplyDelete
It's going to be fabulous, thank you for sharing. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Great start! I am excited to see how it turns out!ReplyDelete
It will be beautiful when finished. Love the colors you're using.ReplyDelete
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I love the little hand clasp! I don't know if I am brave enough to try one of these bags.ReplyDelete
I agree with Connie, I don't think I am brave enough YET!ReplyDelete
I have two cute frames with Mickey Mouse heads as the clasps. I like them so much I'm afraid to make a bag to attach to them! Looking forward to seeing your bag. Tammy from all Season sent me to you....ReplyDelete
Those happy hands made me smile :) I love that you are taking your time and making sure it is done well instead of rushing- - I do that probably more than I should but I never regret it :)ReplyDelete
It looks good so far and I'm sure you will love it when it is done.ReplyDelete
Those little hands make me think of Jazz Hands :) Keep going, it's looking great!ReplyDelete
those "hand"les are too stinkin' cute. Actually all the handles you have posted here are fantastic! Good luck finishing the bag!ReplyDelete
Your fabrics and colors choices will made a beautiful Tammy bag. I've never cross stitched it it seemed to take for every to finish the cross stitching...probably because I was doing too much 'frogging' as Mdm Samm calls unstitching. I am enjoying my new stitching experience. Spring is giving me grief and Winter is scaring me but I will make them too. Happy stitching, PaulineReplyDelete
I am really liking your color choices. Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
Cute clasps. Good work on the cross-stitch. I stick to embroidery because I would be a mess at trying to keep the stitch count in order. Also the reason I can't knit to a pattern. Ha! Tammy 4 all seasons said to say hello. Hello! Notwendy gmailReplyDelete
Wow, love your bag fabrics. And you've got a good start on the cross stitch. Those bag handles are awesome!ReplyDelete
It will be cute I'm sure! The frames you showed are very cool.ReplyDelete