Sunday, July 31, 2011

Enjoying The Day

"If you can eat today,
Enjoy the sunlight today,
Mix good cheer with friends today,
Enjoy it and bless God for it."
Henry Ward Beecher

Today is just one of those all around good feeling days.  We closed church this morning singing "Great is thy faithfulness" and it has been in my head and heart ever since. Just one of those nice not a lot to do Sundays. We did start the day off with some sprinkles (very uncommon for July in So. Calif.) now it is just hot and muggy. Some one is sawing wood behind us and you can smell fresh cut wood in the air. Isn't the smell of fresh cut wood comforting some how.

I have been doing some cross stitching but I can't show you. I finished my piece for the Summer Exchange.  Did a  little something different in my finishing, I hope I don't get kicked out of the exchange group. You will have to wait until mid August to see. What I have been doing that I can share is that I have been playing with the new sewing machine.

I went to a quilt shop and bought a purse pattern and material. Thought how hard could it be. I love the fall so I bought some wonderful fall fabric and starting stitching away yesterday. I was surprised when late yesterday afternoon I had a finished project.

The pattern called for 3 matching material patterns. Mixing prints is another one of those quirks I am trying to over come. That I am getting better at. I choose a tree pattern for the main part and a rust marble for the  cuff and inside pockets, the gold has small leafs on it and it is used for the bow and lining.

It has been many years since I have sewed anything with a pattern and that was the old fashion kind like "Simplicity". This was from a quilt shop so it was a little confusing at first, no real pattern to lay out just sizes to cut out.

My daughter will be going to a bridal shower where the bride favorite colors are brown and pink. On our trip Jennifer bought the cutest old fashion train case in a polka dot print of brown and pink.  Since I had good luck on my last zipper pouch I made some accessories  to go inside.

It is a zipper pouch, 2 size drawstrings bags lined in opposite color and a tissue holder.

I will stop doing so many secret stitching projects so I can share with you. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Always keep love in your stitches,


pam said...

And you changed your blog paper as well! love the trees now that I can see them on the computer!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a good day! Love your projects!!

Nancy said...

Glad you had such a good day! Love your sewing projects! The purse is gorgeous!

Teresa S. said...

I too get puzzled by new quilting patterns with no instructions just pieces to cut out. But, seriously you could sell those purses! I would buy one. :) Your color choices look great together-what's not to like??

Jennifer M. said...

Your projects are very pretty. Glad to see you are enjoying playing with your new sewing machine. :D


Colleen said...

Wow, super quilted purse, Teresa! Your color combinations are wonderful. All your sewing projects are awesome. You did have a super, wonderful day. That's awesome.

CalamityJr said...

Love your stitching finishes. Don't say anything negative about yourself - the rest of us think it's great!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely projects. Glad you enjoyed your day.

mdgtjulie said...

Such lovely things, Teresa! Congrats on finishing the purse. I could never do that. I can sew in a straight line, lol.

cucki said...

so glad that you had lovely day..i really love you sewing finishes so much.lovely purse xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow I love that purse!!! YOu did a fantasic job on all of your sewing!!!

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness! I love that purse and those pink and brown set accessories...stunning :)

Mary Ann said...

I recently discovered your lovely blog, and wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading it. I love your recent sewing projects!

Bekca said...

I love the autumnal fabric you've used for the bag, it looks great. I like pink and brown too, it's an odd combination, but somehow works. Best wishes to you.

Denise said...

Your purse is beautiful! Love the fall feel.

And the pink/brown - I made two small quilts for my niece out the exact same fabric.