Monday, February 3, 2014

She Who Sews...That's Me!

Two, YES two, blog hops happening!
You can find both schedules

Thanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for her creative ideas and encouragement,
and Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for managing two hops at once and keeping us on track!

All my projects are made with She Who Sews fabric by Quilting Treasures.
The fabric's art is so detailed and is just fun to look at!

As you know, I'm not the LEAST BIT competitive with That Other Lady, but after I saw her monster-sized bag for her light box, I knew I needed to make a big bag, too. Mine is not as big as That Other Lady's (so she wins), but at 26" X 27" it fits my embroidery module perfectly and will keep it dust free.

That embroidery module is so big and heavy, but it didn't come with a bag.

This is an embroidery design that matches She Who Sews fabric.
It took about two hours to embroidery this little beauty!

Don't we all just love those Tammy Bags!

I love having this ironing board sitting next to my sewing machine for quick presses.
I layered a small board with batting, thermal batting, flannel, and my fabric.

A small lap quilt keeps my feet warm while I do my hand stitching.
There's no batting, just soft chenille fabric for the back.

Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Look who's hopping today:

February 4th
Just in case you're interested...
I have a giveaway-in-progress going on over
HERE if you'd like to check it out.



68 comments:

jan said...

Carol! You astound me as always! I love your projects. The Tammy bag is too cute!
xo jan

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your 'stuff' - the BIG bag,wow! The Tammy bag so cute...the embroidery, awesome....and oh my I MUST have that pressing board for my pressing matters!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fabulous projects…and I just love the embroidery…sew creative Carol!!!
Thanks for sharing :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lost of pretty things! Love the mini irongin board, but I have some soft blue with pins and needles on it that will fit the bill.

Scrapatches said...

Carol, as always I know when I click on your post I am in for a treat. As always, I am still surprised by the creativity and all the little details in your work. Beautiful projects, as always. Just keep them coming ... :) Pat

Judy B said...

What darling sewing room creations! Very creative. Thank you for sharing.

Corrie said...

Oh Carol, they are all wonderful. So cute! Well done. That is the greatest fabric.

Amy said...

Of course all beauties!! Love your little ironing board. I need to make one of those. And the lap quilt with chenille would be ooh la la. They are all just fabulous!

Suze said...

Your projects are always over the moon! What a great idea for an embroidery unit! They size matters and if it fits, that's what's important. I love your ironing board. A friend bought me an expensive cutting mat/ironing board combo for Christmas. It's nice and I can take it with me to classes - she should not have spent that kind of money - even if she got it on sale - too much $$$$. I love yours. The Tammy bag is wonderful. I could kick myself that I didn't join in that hop. I just didn't have the foresight (or any sight at that time). I just got my second Rx for glasses since dual eye surgery at the end of November today!!!!! I love your throw. Aren't they cozy? I was just reading to use flannel or Minky and no wadding (lol) for baby blankets. They like the softness and it saves trouble not having to futz with the wadding. What's up with babies? We like them, too! As always, thanks for participating. I love your inspiration. I loved your grow your blog post and got to know more about you.

Anita said...

Great projects!

Britt-Inger said...

As usual so many awesome projects. You are a very creative lady and I just love all your projects.
Hugs from all the way from Sweden.

charlotte said...

Love your projects Carol. The pressing board is genius and the Tammy bag is very sweet.

Mdm Samm said...

there is no mistaken, that other lady ( you) has entered in style and grace….all of them are sooo pretty indeed…a lovely addition to your sewing room...

Kristen King said...

Wow. Great projects and I'm thinking I need to make another Tammy bag!!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Gorgeous projects Carol! I adore the big bag and the embroidery you did.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Carol that embroidery really is beautiful - I'd seen it advertised and wondered but since I don't have an embroidery machine any more I was afraid I'd never to get to see it stitched out. And I love your small ironing board. I have a small one but plain...I might just have enough fabric left to do that. :) blessings, marlene

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great job carol. !

Leah said...

Lovely projects. Love your Tammy bag and the placement of the lady on it. Everything is beautiful!

krislovesfabric said...

Great projects, the embroidery is so fun to add depth to the design!

Jeanie said...

Awesome sauce! Love your projects! I don't even have any of this fabulous fabric yet, but will be buying some soon. All of these projects are so inspiring and I can't wait to dress up my sewing area too. Thanks so much!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great idea with the ironing pad. Lovely projects. Love the embroidery.

Purl Buttons said...

WONDERFUL! I had no idea there was an embroidery pattern for this fabric. What a great idea to use it for your embroidery module cover. You always have great projects!

Vicki H said...

Oh Carol, I don't know which project I like best. I LOVE them all.

Joyce Carter said...

Great projects, Carol. I really like the little ironing board you made. There isn't any room for an ironing board in my sewing room so I have to go to the kitchen to iron. But I think I could make a place for one like yours. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing today. Great job!

Doris Rice said...

All of you "other ladies" have done it again! Fabulous projects! I'm going to have to look into that embroidery pattern. Gotta have that! Thanks for sharing!

MooseStashQuilting said...

You mean they have the embroidery designs for She Who Sews??? Ohhhh I do have to check that out. What a great way to tote your module to classes! I love it!

Connie said...

Beautiful projects Carol and that embroidery is so neat!

Robin said...

Fantastic projects once again!! I love your little sewing board. I have one but mine is just covered in the gray material like the bak of a potholder. BORING!!! I might have to upgrade thanks to your beautiful inspiration!!

Alicia said...

Did you digitize your own file? I have some of that fabric but where do I find the embroidery file? I love to machine embroider!

Carla said...

Carol, these projects are so pretty. I love the embroidery and it is fun to see. I wanted to make a Tammy bag, and since I'm snowed in today, you have inspired me to do it today.
Thanks for hopping. You always rock my sewing world.

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Your embroidery is impressive! Perfect for an embroidery module. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Just Quilt It said...

Great, great projects. I didn't join this hop, but I am falling in love with the fabric and will have to add it to my stash. It is so much fun, just as your projects always seem to be. Thank you for sharing such great work!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

The embroidery just blows me away! Love the bag for your embroidery unit too!

Linda said...

Your projects are all so perfect for the fabric! I know you will enjoy seeing them as well as using them!

Carol said...

I love your projects! The embroidery on that bag is fantastic! The little pressing board is a great idea. I'm going to have to make one for myself. As always, I am inspired by your creativity. Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Is the embroidery module something for your new machine ? It's awesome ! Love your bag, love your Tammy, love your pressing board and love your lap quilt ! Your are a very creative super sewer !

Vickie said...

The word sewer is a POSITIVE word, as in one who sews ! LOL

JanesQuilting said...

Your projests are all beautiful. The embroidery work you did is gorgeous and in only 2 hours, it would have taken me s lot longer.

vicki said...

So cool! Love it all. Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Waouh, that is a wonderful stitchery!!! Wish I had such a machine, it just looks great!

Denise said...

What wonderful projects today! The embroidery is stunning! Wasn't this a fabulous fabric to create with!?

madebymeinred said...

I'm just loving your projects. So sweet. That fabric is a must have. Good job girl friend!

madebymeinred said...

I'm just loving your projects. So sweet. That fabric is a must have. Good job girl friend!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Wow! That embroidery is amazing! I like the idea of your portable ironing board as well... thanks for the inspiration!

Pickles Quilting said...

That is the coolest bag ever! I love the embroidery, so fancy! As always, you blow me away with your fun stuff. :)

Kathy said...

You are so clever! Love that embroidered tote.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful embroidered tote.

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! That embrodiery sure looks amazing! What a stunning bunch of projects - we love all of them

MoeWest said...

I love all of your projects! You make me wish I had an embroidery machine! The Tammy bag looks wonderful in this fabric. Where do you buy your Tammy bag frames?

Janarama said...

Love everything! I feel like a broken record when commenting on blog hops you enter, but you always amaze me with what you come up with.

gpc said...

Super duper cute! :)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Great projects! Oh, that embroidery, fancy! Cute Tammy-bag - And don't you love having a tableside pressboard? Sew fun! Well done, Ms. Carol!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Great projects! Oh, that embroidery, fancy! Cute Tammy-bag - And don't you love having a tableside pressboard? Sew fun! Well done, Ms. Carol!

maggie said...

Carol,
Your bag is wonderful and I am always impressed with the creative ideas that you come up with.
Well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine 42@gmail.com

Createology said...

I am sew in love with this "She Who Sews" fabric. Your projects are wonderful and very practical which makes them even more fabulous. thank you sew very much for Hopping...

sandra said...

Hi Carol all of your projects are creative and soo pretty.
I love this fabric I hope I can find some at my quilt store in Stratford. She doesn't carry a lot of American Fabric that I want and it is getting so expensive to order because of mailing. I would like the panel.

Brandy Pettit said...

Oh I love your embroidery piece Carol! Thank you for sharing your lovely pieces.
~Brandy

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Here's my one question: Do you ever sleep? Every piece was wonderful! My favorite parts were the embroidery on the bag, the ironing board and the tammy bag. You are amazing friend!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I really love all your projects Carol! The embroidery is stunning and your Tammy bag is so cute...I would like to make one some day. I really like the idea of using chenille to back a throw quilt....this would be perfect for my mother as her feet are always cold. I really need to make myself a pressing board too. I think this fabric is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Teatime Creations said...

LOvely stitching projects especially the portable ironing board and the Tammy bag. Sew cute.

Theresa said...

Wonderful projects, love the embroidery of the Handmaid girl on that big bag!

littlelixie said...

Aw! You made lots of great things!

Michele said...

Oh they all are so pretty!

joystudio said...

Hi Carol - I love your big bag, tammy and your embroidery piece, as a red head/brunette! Very nice job. Thanks for designing with our She Who Sews. J. Wecker Frisch

Marian said...

I love all of them, the ironing board cover is cool, I think if I made that I'd use a backing fabric that I didn't like and use it to iron on tho, thus I keep the nice fabric in good shape. I can turn it over to look pretty when it's not in use. Very cool tho. Thank you!!

Marian said...

I love all of them, the ironing board cover is cool, I think if I made that I'd use a backing fabric that I didn't like and use it to iron on tho, thus I keep the nice fabric in good shape. I can turn it over to look pretty when it's not in use. Very cool tho. Thank you!!

LJ said...

Yes, we do love those Tammy bags and anything made with this fabric is adorable. LOVE the bag and love the design. Who/where can I find the embroidery design? Wow! 2 hours!

Candice said...

Carol, I love your patterns and blog and have planned a blog tour I'd love to have you participate in. Shoot me an email and I'll explain the details.