This is so exciting to be a part of a Blog Hop. I've never been a part of a blog hop before.
Sew here goes.
My first thought when I first saw this blog hop on Madam Samm's blog was,
"Sign me up!"
. . . but nothing happened.
Here is the thing, unless I am nudged, nothing happens.
No coin purse fairy shows up and magically makes the coin purse.
Sew when I saw this blog hop, I figured if I were a part of it, maybe that would get me going.
But then, life happens.
I just didn't seam to get going like I thought I would if I obligated myself.
But when I told the printer "print all" it turned out to be about 30 some pages.
But then I had to wait for my shipment to arrive. Sew that gave me time to misplace my instructions.
I'm not implying the shipping from IHAN was slow. She sent them within the week.
Finally I found everything, including the original frames in safe places and began to sew.
I had chosen some left over fabric from another project.
When I get around to making it.
This required more patience because I now had to wait for the new thread to arrive.
Meanwhile we had decided to take a trip to Oregon. A two day drive requires all sorts of handiwork to be packed. I included the unfinished coin purse and hoped the specialty thread would arrive in time.
The Oregon trip was beautiful. We drove for miles with this kind of scenery to enjoy.
We stopped to take many pictures along the way. This is a picture of Crater Lake.
I chose a muslin lining so it wouldn't detract from the beautiful blue fabric on the outside
I decided to use the blue knit-cro-sheen instead of the specialty thread. It required a bit of patience as I struggled with keeping the coin purse lined up and finding the holes in the frame with my needle. You sew around the purse frame twice to get the stitches next to each other.
Tinkerbell seams to like her new resting place. Normally she sits in my cup of crochet hooks.
Thank you Katherine and Madam Samm for hosting this.
Thank you Madam Samm for your beautiful instructions. They were easy to follow and beautifully illustrated.
I've seen many patterns for coin purse patterns, but yours is by far the cutest of all.
If you, the reader, have made it to the end of this post, then I have a surprise for you.
Add a comment, and I will have a drawing at the end of this blog hop and send one of you a frame from Kelly's site- I Have a Notion.
Be sure to provide a way for me to contact you via email, or you will be disqualified.
Don't forget to check out the other blogs who are on the blog hop today, and the rest of the week.
I will draw a name at the end of this blog hop. Good luck
Day 1 - Nov. 5th
Hill Valley Quilter
Loopy Lou's Adventures Into Handicrafts
Just Let Me Quilt
Lixie Makes It
Buzzing and Bumbling
The Slow Quilter
A Quilting Sheep
I Have A Notion