Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daffycat Day TUSAL check in for November

here it is again - time to post my Totally Useless Stitch A Long pic...

This is a well packed pitcher - holds over a quart - of snippets!

the little purse is a recent one made for the UR Priceless blog hop that is ending today - see previous blog for more info and links.

The green pitcher is one that I thought would be plenty big enough to last several more months... but it is already full~!  guess I'll have to keep looking for bigger containers - or do something with these bits and start over....

Here's a link to Daffycat's blog - check out all the other TUSAL posts!

...and if you have a chance to stop by the Henry Glass Very Merry Holiday Blog Hop! - I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Now, I must pack for a trip, finish a few Christmas gifts, and retrieve my car from the repair shop!

Friday, November 9, 2012

UR PRICELESS Blog Hop - Day 5 is my day!

This blog hop is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Andover Fabrics  and blogger extraordinaire Madame Samm at !Sew WE Quilt!

WELCOME! to Day 5 of the UR Priceless bloghop - Cheerleader Katherine is our PRICELESS blog coordinator and has the full schedule over on her blog.

Little did I suspect that this blog hop would coincide with my cataract surgery...but I did get four of my purses finished...

Today is my day to share pictures of the UR Priceless coin purses sew here they are!
This purse frame came from I have a Notion.. IHAN, for short!
I've been saving this loose change fat quarter for this bag for a long time! 
Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks this 'loose change' fabric makes a great little purse!

The frame for this version came from LACI's of Berkeley, CA:   (search for 3" purse frame in their search box)
This one is made from home dec samples.
Each sample piece was just big enough for one pattern piece!
I used jeans thread to sew them to the frames - worked great!

My 'third' purse is on a frame that I bought at JoAnn's - under the Mary Englebreit brand:

This was made from scraps left over from a purse (The Quattro by StudioKat Designs) that I love!

The fabrics are from a line by Lonni Rossi - another of the fantastic Andover fabric designers!  I had saved every tiny scrap... love has no limits in my stash!

...and you can purchase the coin purse pattern from Madame Samm here.

(My camera is starting to go color blind.... keeping fingers crossed!)
Purse Family Foto Op

The Quattro bag with my UR Priceless Purse.
Don't they look lovely together?
Lonni Rossi hand painted silk
 My 'fourth' purse is on another frame that I bought at LACI's - this gorgeous Lonni Rossi hand painted/printed/stamped red silk was all wadded up in a scrap bag - with other silk scraps from Lonni Rossi's shop. She had made a couple of small lamp shades from it... I got what was left... very gratefully!  Been hoarding protecting it for years.
Beading took a little longer than anticipated - but sew worth it!
 Silk is wonderful to work with - but I didn't notice the 'frown' until I loaded this pic!  Kinda looks like a puppet!  What do you think?
bottom seams matched up!  why does it look so grumpy?
 Sew, what to do with the extra beads?  Earrings, of course!  Do you like the royal purple lining? 

The sunset last night was glorious, so I thought I would share that with you, too, just in case you are being snowed in...
I hope you like my little purses! 

Now - after you leave me a little word of encouragement.... go enjoy the little UR Priceless Purses by these other bloggers on today's list:

Day 5 - Nov. 9th

Polka Dot Classic

Geta's Quilting Studio

Busy Bee Free

Briarside Lane

Quilts and Dogs


Debbie R

suebee's World


Les passions de Cliodana

Colorpoint Quilter

On the Go Quilting

Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments

Freemotion by the River

grannygoodstuff (you are here!)


Monday, November 5, 2012


My day is Friday, Nov 9th - remember to come back and see my UR Priceless purses!

Here's the latest edition of the full schedule:

Day 1 - Nov. 5th

Quiltin' Jenny
Hill Valley Quilter
Loopy Lou's Adventures Into Handicrafts
Just Let Me Quilt
Lixie Makes It
Sunshine, Handmade
Buzzing and Bumbling
Needled Mom
The Slow Quilter
A Quilting Sheep
I Have A Notion

Day 2 - Nov.6th

The Crafter's Apprentice
Jane's Fabric and Quilts
Rosemary B
Random Thoughts..do or "di"
Mary T.
Supermom No Cape
Lily Pad Quilting
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
Rose Creations
The Treehouse
Gracie Oliver Arts
Quilting Prolifically
Grammie Q's

Day 3 - Nov. 7th

I Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Retired to Quilt
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
Count it all Joy!
Creative Notions

Day 4 - Nov. 8th

as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H

Day 5 - Nov. 9th

Polka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Debbie R
suebee's World
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments
Freemotion by the River

Day 6 - Nov. 12

Read, quilt, cook, pray...
The Learning Curve
Bacon Then Eggs
Nati's Little Things
by Mary
Feltfree på Åsly
El Patchwork de la Abuela
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Maryjo J
s.o.t.a.k. Handmade
Janice M
throw a wench in the works
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
A Stitch in Time
Sew Me Something Good

Day 7 - Nov. 13

Julia P
Dachsies With Moxie
Marci Girl Designs
The Sunflower Patch
Wish upon a star
Mary on Lake Pulaski
Greco Mara
Linda M
Mack and Mabel
Dreaming in Patchwork
Judith Handmade Treasures
Caesarea Scrappers
Patchouli Moon Studio

Sew We Quilt

Thanks to Madame Samm and Katherine for organizing this blog hop!