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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In & Once A Month Project

I was so excited about this months FNSI hosted by Heidi and Bobbi!
I also am thrilled to be a part of OPAM!  All of these girls are encouragers.  I sure would not have been in the sewing room last night if it weren't for them.  Thank you to all of you.
I didn't know what I was going to work on but decided on something
that I thought would be quick and easy.
I picked the Potato Baker bag!!

This was my first attempt to do this and I didn't do
the best job but it will work fine for me. I made the bigger bag
so I could fit several potatoes in when baking them.

Then I moved on to my new passion.  Embroidery.
I am like everyone else and have several projects
going on all at the same time.  I have to see what mood that
I am in before deciding on which one to pick up and try.

I found this project in the Sweet & Simple Embroidery book by Gooseberry Patch.
It is a mug mat.  I have already tried one and didn't do good at all on it.
So I tried a different thread and I like it much better.


I love this project because it is so quick and simple to do.
Now if I can just learn the stitches and make them look better. 
 

Please understand that I am just learning embroidery and I am not good at it but
I am determined.

Here is the Mug Mat completed.  This is not the Mug Rug but I want to make that too.  This is done with felt. It has 4 stitches-the blanket stitch,
 the stem stitch, the satin stitch & french knots.
I had such a good time doing it and now I will have to do 5 more to match this one.
I hope I improve every time I do one. 
Thank you for the encouragement from the  Friday Night Sew In & Once A Month Project.
Please visit their blogs:
Peg at the OPAM
Heidi at the Friday Night Sew In
Bobbi at the Friday Night Sew In

14 comments:

Needled Mom said...

The projects look great, Val. I just did a couple of potato bags myself.

You are making great progress on the embroidery. Do you love it?

I did some mug rugs for FNSI.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I take the easy route on baking potatoes Val....I stick them with a knife, put them down in the plastic bag that I put vegetables in at the grocery store, spray inside the bag with Pam, and bake in the microwave. Then toss the bag in the garbage. :) As for your embroidery stitches - my goodness I think you're doing great! Stitching on felt isn't easy - it's kind of thick so that's hard to do. Wool is much, much easier but it doesn't have the stability of felt. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. blessings, marlene

Love Bears All Things said...

You've gotten so much better at the embroidery. But tell me more about the potato bag..are you going to bake in it and how do you do that?
Mama Bear

Heidi said...

Wow.. you did quite a bit Val! Way to go!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Val...I think your project was wonderful...now a Baked potato bag huh...maybe I'm silly but how is it used???


HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Karen

Granny J said...

Your mug rug looks great. You're doing really well with your embroidery.

Patty Sumner said...

Looks as if you accomplished much on your Friday night. Enjoyed and thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and yours!

Michelle said...

A friend of mine once made us a potato bag......she added ric rack to the outside for embellishment. My sweetie wanted to try it out, so he put in the potato, threw it in the microwave, and immediately, the bag was on fire! Seems the ric rack had a metalic content to it. LOL!

Glad you are sewing, and your embroidery looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

A friend of mine once made us a potato bag......she added ric rack to the outside for embellishment. My sweetie wanted to try it out, so he put in the potato, threw it in the microwave, and immediately, the bag was on fire! Seems the ric rack had a metalic content to it. LOL!

Glad you are sewing, and your embroidery looks wonderful!

Alice Grace said...

You are doing so great at your embroidery! I am proud of you!

webbsway said...

O Val!
Your children are SO beautiful!
I LOVE your mug matt's ! Something about them just says "love of home" to me! :)

snore stop said...

You are making great progress on the embroidery. Very good blog.

W. Latane Barton said...

I really enjoy embroidery and have done some quilts with embroidery on the squares. Working on two right now, BOM quilts. It's so relaxing to me. I think you did a great job, Valerie.

kasthurirajam said...

I LOVE your mug mat and embroidery