Welcome blog hoppers!! My ‘season’ is Spring and I had an absolutely delightful cross stitch pattern by Brooke Nolan to stitch for my Tammy Bag by Madame Samm. The Tammy bag is the perfect size for a hand stitching project. The ‘pinny’ by Cori Blunt is a perfect accessory for the bag–I will no longer put my pins and needles in arm chairs now that I have this pinny. I starting taking photos outside, hoping that ‘Spring’ would come despite the cold temperatures and snow. However the cold chased me inside to complete them.
The back of the bag has a pocket with a “faux” binding, a convenient place for a pattern. The back of the pinny has a thread catcher and a place to store your needles.
I placed two divided pockets in the interior of the bag to store my scissors, reading glasses and other supplies. I found this lovely aqua gingham in my stash and I knew it would be perfect because each of Brooke Nolan’s designs has some gingham depicted in cross stitch. I was so excited by the prospect of cross stitching again that I stitched all 3 of the remaining seasonal designs and got a good start on the Tammy bags and pinnys for them as well.
Please come back and visit me to see the finished projects. Please visit all of the people on today’s hop:
The Professional Bag was on my bag bucket list. I purchased the pattern several years ago, because of it’s many pockets. I finally made and finished it last spring (notice the green grass and flowers). As I was going through this year’s pictures I found photos of the bag and realized that I had not yet blogged about it. The bag features outer pockets on each end for water bottles or umbrellas, and has two pockets on the front, on of which is zippered, and one pocket on the back. The back also features a very sturdy strap which will secure the bag to a rolling bag.
The inside of the bag has a center pocket, which I padded with soft and stable interfacing. I can carry a small laptop in it or a tablet.
One side of the inside of the bag has two open pockets and one pocket with a hook and loop closure flap. The other side has a pocket for pens, a key fob holder, and a pocket.
All of the pockets have separate purposes and help to keep me organized. For the outer fabric I used Navy Essex Linen and an ikat print. I used the bag throughout the spring and summer, with no issues. The pattern was well written and easy to understand which made it possible to sew in a weekend.