January 21, 2015

Black Board Bags

Happy New Year! ---almost. We have been sick since before the new year.  Flu bug hit us both.  We are still coughing, but on the mend except for my right knee which has decided to act up---so, I've been sitting in the recliner and finally gave in to seeing the doctor today after trying everything else to make it feel better.  I've never had knee problems, so this is a new experience….not in a good way! My garden awaits. Spring Daffodils 2015…... Really!

Every once in awhile I venture into the sewing room and make one of Anita Goodesign's "Black Board Bags".  My first one was disappointing, but thanks to an online friends instructions, I've lined the last two I stitched out.  So much nicer.  I have never been disappointed in Anita Goodesigns' embroidery projects until this one.  I can't imagine not digitizing for an in the hoop lining. It really is so easy to do and finishes off these cute bag so nicely.

Here are some photos:

I used black pre quilted cotton for these.
I have some black ultra suede I'm also going to try,  and some thick black felt.  Now that I have the lining method figured out, it's going to be even more fun to pick out thread colors and zippers to go with the lining! 

Lined this bag.

These take a while to stitch out.  About an hour and a half, but the embroideries are very so cute!