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!


Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

So sorry to hear that you've been ill, what a drag. The bags are really cute and a great opportunity to be creative. As you know I'm mired in cleanup right now and no sewing, *heavy sigh*.

Linda said...

It is never fun being sick. Hope you get better very quickly. Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing.

Diane said...

I made 3 of these and would love to line them. How did u do that.

Diane from pat hogue ny.

Ms. Jan said...

I'm sorry you have been sick, Angie. I hope you are on the mend soon! Nice embroidery!

Karen said...

I hope you feel 100% soon! I didn't realize you had an embroidery machine. My sister has one and OMG she is always making something cute.

Purple Pam said...

Love your bags, Angie!

Unknown said...

Angie, LOVE your bags. Can you share how to do the lining??????? So much more professional and the contrasting lining fabric really makes it stand out. Thanks! Carol

Michele said...

Hi Angie - Your bags are gorgeous! I've just bought this design and would love to know how you added the lining, if you wouldn't mind sharing, please.