Jun 5, 2013

Sampler bag start

Greetings!  I may be able to take my sweatshirt off today.  Ed was working here yesterday so another mess on my hands.  He wants to take up the old floor and install the hardwood before the kitchen is worked on.  Yikes.  Three rooms at one time of moving furniture and sheets!
I worked up a design for the long skinny sampler bag the same day the magazine arrived.  Couldn't wait to start.  Very anxious to finish Eliza and although new to me, I may be working on two samplers at one time.  With my lack of decision making ability, I may spend more time trying to determine which to pick up than stitching.
There will be errors and oddities along the way because I am changing color as I go along, and you can see in the aqua border, if I get tired of doing the same stitch or impatient to complete a line, plans will change.  Yes, the top border's broken stitches are deliberate since this would be the likely corner of the bag that would be handled the most.
 
Two other things to show.  The size of my $18 basket compared to the local nursery's standard 10" hanging basket...................
and a full house!
Thanks for visiting.
Stay safe and enjoy your day!
 
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20 comments:

Edgar said...

I love the new start - when I got my copy of the mag it was something i wanted to do also.

backporchcarver said...

I think I am falling in love!!(with the new sampler!)

Vera said...

Love your start Marly! Looks beautiful. Thanks, too, for the pictures the other day of your "hankies" -- love what you have done.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great start on the sampler bag, Marly and I love the little changes! I especially like your comment about the stitch or color when you get bored! OMG, I want to do that all the time.

Peggy Lee said...

Love your new start!
Now if I could just rip myself off of this chair with wheels I'd like to stitch a little myself.
I have NO self control.

WOW ~ Gorgeous flowers!

Margaret said...

Good luck with all the renovations. Yikes! Love your sampler bag start! It's looking pretty so far! Nice flowers too. That's quite a difference in size!

Shirlee said...

The sampler bag start is great! Love the flowers & the birdies : )

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Renovations sometimes make me want to pull my hair out. Great start on your sampler

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

You are off to a super start, it looks wonderful. I have not dared to change colors, yet ... The 'full house' is adorable.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

You are off to a super start, it looks wonderful. I have not dared to change colors, yet ... The 'full house' is adorable.

Penny said...

What a pretty start on your sampler bag! WOW - that is a full house! :)

Lynn said...

Wonderful start on your new sampler! Brought a smile to my face when I read that you spend as much time deciding which to stitch as stitching. I do that all the time! I love how you're changing the colours as you go. You're a brave lady, lol!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Your stitching is so pretty!! Love the flowers and birdies!!

Barb said...

What a great start on the sampler. Your basket is so beautiful!!It's huge!

mariateresa said...

I love the sampler bag start!
have a nice day
mariateresa

Chris said...

Great start on your sampler bag!The flowers are gorgeous.
I hope that flooring goes smoothly :)

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Just can't wait to all the new changes in he house. And I just think your flowers and birdies are so sweet.
Donna

Mouse said...

ooo good look with the flooring etc and love your new start :) and awwww cute wee birdies too :)
just love the way you change and adapt things to suit yourself too ...I do do that on occasions and its great when it works out ..lol love mouse xxxxxx

BARBARA said...

What is the name of the magazine you are referring to? Thanks! Barb

Carol said...

I don't know how you find any time at all for stitching with all you've got going on in the home remodeling realm, Marly! Hope the floor installation goes well!

Amazing how those squished in birdies can survive, isn't it?! What a great photo...

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