Monday, November 30, 2009

OPAM - November Finish

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments and compliments. I have been quite overwhelmed by your generosity.

I haven't done much sewing of late - nor blog visiting after our pc keeled over in the extreme heat a couple of weekends ago. I wasn't far behind.

I did make this little Christmas bag which featured in Homespun (Vol 8 No 11). The design is by Marg Low and her Santa was made from punchneedle. I substituted applique instead. The finished size is about 7 inches square and I'm filling it with Christmas treats for a friend.

I also made this Christmas heart from Handmade magazine substituting the felt for a reproduction print. I borrowed Leanne's technique by adding some Pellon on the back before stitching the lettering. It gives a nice effect. Thanks Leanne!

That's it for now. I'm off to visit some blogs and catch up on all that you have been doing.

Happy Stitching


  1. Hi, I love ypur Cristmas bag. What a greate idea to do appliquie instead of punchneedle!!

  2. What a cute bag good to see you are well and the heart is to cute.
    Hugs Bec

  3. sorry about the heat and your computer!! the bag is so cute!

  4. Sorry about the heat and your pc. I wilt in summer as well luckily it's cool here right now (I'm looking forward to the really COLD stuff!) Your friend is lucky to receive such a lovely gift, I'm sure she'll treasure it.

  5. I love both of your projects! The stitching on the heart is beautiful!

    Jennifer :)

  6. Computers can be so temperamental! It's great that you're getting some sewing done despite the heat. :)

  7. I do like your bag. I love your christmas heart it has such a lovely verse on it.

  8. Great bag Ann...Lucky Friend!!!
    I'm like you...barely sewed a thing these last few weeks♥x

  9. That's a really cute bag! I am trying to get ready for Christmas, but this year, I really fell behind!

  10. I too been off more than on the last 2 weeks or so.
    Hope you are good to go on the PC front now.
    Love that bag! So festive!
    The heart ornie is sweet too!
    Try to stay cool and get that pc a fan of it's own...;-)


  11. How do I get others on my blog? Your blog page is wonderful!


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