Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Blog Hop Turn and a Giveaway!


I want to make sure and Thank Madame Samm and Jane for such a fun hop!
Thank you to Colonial Needle for being our Sponsor.
And Cyndi I can't wait to watch your tutorials and do your pattern.
And Samm's patterns are darling! I just had a new Grand daughter that will be getting something with that little girl stitched on it.
I really was excited when Samm asked me to design 2 patterns for the hop!
The cottage and Nana's chair were so fun to design.
But I have to say I had the perfect idea for Nana's Chair...
a sewing basket to sit next to mine!


I started with a basket and 3 fabrics I liked.


And I was off making an apron for the basket.


I measured from the basket top to the table for the bottom row and cut a strip 2 inches shorter for the row on top.



I ironed each strip and ironed a 1/4 inch hem on the top ruffle. And sewed rick rack on the right side.
I made binding for the edge of the bottom ruffle.


I gathered the 2 strips together and pinned them to a strip that matched the binding edge of the bottom row.



It was just like making an apron for a basket...LOL


Before sewing I slid in a crochet edging.



Wrapped it around the basket and hot glued into place.
I added batting in the top and sewed the stitchery in place for the lid.


I had made the pin cushion that matched a while ago.


All done and ready to sew!


I know its weird seeing one that isn't red work from me....


But it matched the fabric!


Here is the Cottage I am getting ready to quilt it into a wall hanging.


You can get these patterns and see my other ones at:


If you add me to your blog roll and leave me a message I will send you a "Free" Pattern!
If I am already on your blog roll Leave me a message and let me know.
Make sure you are not a "No Reply" blogger so I can find your email address to send the pattern!

Here is the rest of weeks schedule!



THURSDAY MARCH 28th



78 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your sewing basket! I follow via email. Thank you for designing the cute patterns for the hop. Your chair has been very popular.

Rita said...

i love both of your patterns, they are just too stinkin' cute! and, yep, i am happy to say that i am a follower. thank you.
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Darlene said...

Your patterns are adorable. My house will have to be Nana's house to go along with Nana's chair.

You know I follow you - I may be your biggest fan. LOL

Off to your Etsy shop - must have those patterns. :-)

Sharon said...

Ohhh I just love your basket and have always wanted one...thanks for the little tutorial it might help me make on. Your stitches are lovely. I follow you by email and have added you to my blog...enjoy your day.

Theresa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your sewing basket so pretty with the ruffles! I enjoyed stitchn' up your Nana's Chair and I plan to stitch the cottage later as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful patterns. I'm now a follower with my wordpress and I added you to my blog roll.s

Patty C. said...

Your work is just beautiful! Great idea for a basket :)

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love the way you used the chair.
Frederika

May Britt said...

Beautiful stitchery. You are now on my blogroll and I looki forward following you :)

Martina said...

Oh I love your basket! Such a cute idea and lovely stitchery!I am a follower too. Not sure what you mean with blogroll,lol!

AnitaS said...

What a beautiful basket you made. As you can see on my blog I loved the chair very much. I put you on my bloglist.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your sewing basket. It is so beautiful and lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Britt-Inger said...

I am a happy follower since long time ago.

Machelle said...

I am new no this blog business, been toying with learning it... I think your patterns are just darling! adding you to my list of regular reads!!

Linda Coleman said...

I love that sewing basket, it looks great

Christine M said...

I love your sewing box. It's just gorgeous. I love the cottage stitchery too. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us for this hop. I'm really enjoying seeing what everyone has made. I've added you to my blog roll (Thought I did the other day but it wasn't there. It is now!)

lauraluvsloons said...

I love the patterns you designed. I did a sew comfy chair to match my easy chair where I sit to embroider. I just became a follower.

Vickie said...

Love your basket ! I wish I had done this hop...the patterns for it are "sew" cute.

Fiesta said...

Debbie, your designs are beautiful. I am already a loyal follower on google connect

Jeanie said...

Your basket and your pattern is just as cute as can be! I'll bet it's been fun to see your patterns in so many of these blogs. I'm a happpy follower!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great idea!!

Gill said...

I love your basket - and the cottage is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing!
I follow you via GFC!

Renea said...

I love seeing all of your stitchery. The basket is sew cute along with all of your redwork. Thanks for sharing.

JudyCinNC said...

I did both of your patterns - I love Busy As Can Be patterns and notions. Thank you for your participation and generosity. Judy C

Linda J said...

Debbie, thank you for sharing your two designs with us for the hop. It was treat to see how you interpreted them for your own entry. Lovely basket and pin cushion! I did your sweet cottage block myself so will be interested to see how your quilt top turns out. (Following by email and on pinterest.)

JudyCinNC said...

Did I mention that I am a devoted follower. Forgot to add that before. Judy C

Kate said...

I've just had a delightful stroll through your blog and am in love with your beautiful designs. I think your sewing basket skirt is very clever - thanks for the how-to.
BTW I am a new follower. :)

Pat said...

Debbie, thanks so much for your designs for the blog hop. I really enjoyed stitching that comfy chair. I thought I was a follower already, can't believe I wasn't so am now :0)
Love your basket!

Val said...

How fun to have a sewing basket?! I love that you shared the step-by-step directions, thanks!

Yes, you are on my blog roll. Would like to visit and see more great ideas. :)

Linda said...

How beautiful! I love your designs!
You are already on my blog roll, by the way!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What an adorable basket! I absolutely love your designs and can't wait to stitch more of them... thanks so much. I'm a follower now.

Carol said...

Your chair and sewing basket are beautiful! Love the added ruffles, too. :O)

Patty said...

Oh I LOVE your basket. Wonderful job on all your projects, as usual.I am a follower for a while now.
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apple blossom said...

added to my blogroll

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apple blossom said...

love your sewing basket too

Teresa said...

Your sewing basket is awesome! Love that house/cabin design, too. It is beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great job! Thank you so much for your patterns. They are all over the blog world.

patchouli moon studio said...

Great idea for using your embroidered chair as a sewing basket cover.

Just Quilt It said...

Your sewing basket is lovely. I love your pattern for the chair and for the cottage. Beautiful work.

krisgray said...

Adorable basket! Your blog has ben on my Bloglovin' feed since this blog hop started. And, your shop is in my bookmarks.

Carrie P. said...

Your basket is so awesome. well done. thanks for sharing all your beautiful embroidery.

grandmarockton said...

love this idea This is the one I picked to use before my FALL. I was putting it in shadow box frame along with (small sewing machine, sissors, cat buttom and fabric bolts so my grands remember me. Cause i have a blue chair similar, TO BE DONE as soon as I can sew again. LOVE your patterns

Nellie Duclos said...

Debbie-Your designs are fantastic and I love the picture of Kelly stitching. It reminds me of when I taught boys to embroider and they were pleasantly surprised how much they liked it. Unfortunately Home Economics has been eliminated in most school districts in CA -their excuse is budget, but I never knew a principal without a "pet project" that they somehow found the money for! I enjoy embroidery and have some projects in mind for the immediate future. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Love your sewing basket! Thank you for showing us how you put it together. I have been a follower by e-mail for quite some time but I also added you to the side bar of my blog today.

Cathi said...

I love your sewing basket! That has to be one of the prettiest sewing baskets around!

Tammy said...

Your blog is new to me. I'm officially as of right now your newest follower. YOur projects are just amazeing. Thank you for shareing them with us.

Beverly said...

I love, love, love your sewing basket! It's beautiful! If I had a blog and knew what a blog roll was I certainly would add you to it! I am saving your site in my favorites and I will be back to visit you.

Loralynn said...

I love your sewing basket! I used your chair pattern and will being doing my big reveal tomorrow. I hope you like my take on your pattern! I am a new follower to your blog and look forward to spending more time here!

vicki said...

Love that basket. Now I know how to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing it. I follow via email. vickise at gmail dot com

Miss Nancy said...

Love your sewing basket! Great work and very well done. Your cottage in red is gorgeous! Thank you for this great giveaway. I get your blog by email. I will add you to my blog list if I haven't already.

LadyV said...

Oh how I love that sewing basket with your beautiful design. You are so talented.

MoeWest said...

I love the idea of putting the Nana's chair stitchery on a sewing basket! Your basket looks very pretty! I'm following your blog.

Farm Quilter said...

Your needlework is exquisite and your patterns are so intricate - combines for fabulous in every way!!!

Donna said...

I have several of your stitchery patterns already. Loving the comfy chair now. Also enjoyed the blog hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great sewing basket, and I am a new follower. Love the stitchery too!

Brenda said...

You are on my blog roll, I think. I am using the computer at our local library so I am not signed in.. Love the sewing basket.

DeeDee said...

I love your patterns, they just get better and better! Your little cottage is my "dream Home". Where did you find your basket? I'd love to make one for my grandaughter.

Sherry said...

The sewing basket is a wonderful way to use your great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I follow your blog via email and have the two wonderful designs from the hop.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a sweet project! Thank you for providing patterns to the hop too! I follow by email and google~ LOL, don't want to miss a thing! ;-)

Judy1522 said...

Your sewing basket is so cute with the apron and I love the cottage pattern. I am a follower of your blog.

barbara woods said...

i follow and have for a while

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful apron you made for your basket! I never thought of doing that but now I'm going to be on the basket lookout, hehe. Thanks for showing us how it's done. Your stitching is wonderful! Love your patterns.

Thank you in advance, I'd love a copy of one of your patterns. I'm a follower via BlogLovin.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

LJ said...

Totally love your sewing basket and the design of the chair was the perfect fit for the top. I love it!

kim leavens said...

Love the dressform and chair sooo much...all of your work is beautiful!! I follow you via your newsletter and would love a free pattern..Thank you.

Susan said...

I follow your blog! I admire your creativity and wish I could've half as talented!

Janet said...

Love the designs you contributed to the hop! They are both very sweet. And your sewing basket idea is wonderful.

lefuntz said...

I think your designs are fabulous and personally I'm glad your chair is not redwork. It is beautiful in all it's stunning colors. Alas i don't have a blog.

Patty C. said...

I added you to my blog roll - You have great patterns on your etsy !!!

Aletta said...

What a pretty sewing basket! Thank you so much for designing that chair and cottage patterns. I loved making the chair :)

Robin said...

I love your basket! Thanks for the tutorial. I have a few baskets I'd like to spruce up! That cottage is definitely next on my list to stitch up! Oh, I follow you through email!

Lou said...

I am a new follower at louster388@.....

Debbie in Wa. said...

I don't know how you do it, but you come up with the cutest patterns I have seen. I have bought many from your shop and hope that I can get the free pattern since I get you via e-mail. Great Job with all your projects.

p.s. tell your other half that he does a great job too!

Jenny said...

Thankyou so much for the fun stitching projects that were included in the hop---and your versions are lovely!

Gwen said...

You are definitely on my blog roll! I LOVE your patterns! And I love that sewing basket! Now I'm going to have to find a basket and make one!

KatheG said...

Love, love, love your basket and all your work. I'm thrilled that embroidery is making a comeback as it was always my first love working with treads and fibers. I'm following via email. Thanks.

Teresa in Music City said...

Of course you are on my blog roll!! I want all my friends to be able to find you and your sweet patterns too :*)

Teresa in Music City said...

Your sewing basket is just perfect!!! I'll be on the lookout for a basket so I can make one of my own :*) I have seen all the different versions of your chair stitchery - just amazing!!! You are a very talented designer :*)

Sharon Dawn said...

Your basket is wonderful and so is your wallhanging! I follow by email and enjoy your work! Thanks for sharing.

Solstitches said...

Your designs are wonderful. I love the cottage.
I've just joined as a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.
Margaret

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