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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Scissors and Birds!

When I finished my Scissors cross stitch piece I was convinced I would put it on a basket.  And I did.  And I hated it.  So I took it all apart and thought about it a few days.  I really wanted it to be something I used and saw often.  When I thought about it that way I knew a zipper bag would be just the thing....one big enough to hold my newest patterns, things I really wanted to stitch soon.


It's big enough that it can hold magazines plus my 11" q snap frame as well as several patterns.


The fabric I chose is one a friend brought to me from Africa.  She was there for a mission trip and I got this beautiful fabric!


The colors in the fabric are black, burgundy and a deep gold.  I think it goes beautifully with my Scissors.


This piece of lace I used on the bottom is so beautiful and dainty....I just love it.

I've been doing some quilting too but my day on the Tree Bird Blog Hop is not until the 19th so I'll wait until then to show it.  Meanwhile check out these bloggers who are going to be showing you some fun stuff in the next few days!

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32 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

what a great tote....it came out well Marlene....
and look at the lace....turns it up a notch...

Annie said...

Beautiful bag finish and so useful. You'll enjoy looking at it every time you use it. Love the surrounding fabric and that gorgeous lace.

Gisela Suski said...

Tote is so lovely it makes you smile every time you see it.

sunny said...

Fantastic bag! I think I have that scissor pattern somewhere. Must find it and get it stitched, pronto!

maria demina said...

Beautiful and useful thing! Nice job!

Lady Jane said...

I love your bag, the cross stitch is perfect for it. I just finished a tote also it will be on my site in a couple of days. I am having a give a way if you would like to meander over and take a peek.

Evgesha E said...

Very beautiful! !!!

Lesley said...

What a beautiful bag! Your stitchery looks beautiful surrounded by that special fabric and lace. A perfect project!

Julie Fukuda said...

That seems like a handy way to use your stitched piece. It really needs to be out and seen and enjoyed.

Ray and Jeanne said...

This was a great idea - you have a gorgeous bag! Love the stitching, the fabric and the lace. Glad you re-thought the piece's use. ~Jeanne

Terry said...

Your zipper bag came out great! I love it! :0)

Vickie said...

What a special zipper bag you have made. Now that is great!

Needled Mom said...

I love how you used the stitchery. The African fabric is really pretty with it and the lace is so lovely.

FlourishingPalms said...

You did such a nice job of making this stitchery into something useful. I think the problem I had with my own stitcheries - and I made way too many of them - is that they always ended up needing to be framed and hung. Costly, and wall-filling! :-) Love how you put yours to work. Those mini-scissors are too cute!

Dee said...

That was a great way to show off your scissors stitching. I love that little pop of lace.

Now you have a VERY special project bag.

Congratulations on the beautiful finish!

Preeti said...

Lovely zipper bag ! I liked the idea of adding a lace at the bottom.

Karen said...

Lots and Lots of Work and love,,,,sweet!!

Ranch Wife said...

What an absolutely lovely way to show off that pretty scissors cross stitch - it could not be more wonderful! I think the addition of that beautiful lace is the perfect finishing touch!

Mrs Xstitch said...

Love it, what a great way to store your cross stitching things

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Very nice bag! I admire tailoring skill!
The fabric is great and lace it to her fits.

giovanna said...

Mi piace molto il tuo lavoro. Anche come lo hai confezionato.è perfetto!

Un abbraccio

Giò

Adrienne said...

Good decision! That fabric is perfect for your embroidered piece and I like the idea of making a tote for your things.
~Adrienne~

Mary said...

I love your new bag. It looks great for your projects.

Barb said...

The bag is just perfect for holding stitchy things!

Carrie P. said...

very pretty pouch. looking forward to the bird blog hop.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful bag and perfect for stitching supplies!

Rosa said...

It's absolutely beautiful.Great job!

Hilda said...

This is awsome - I love how you finished your scissor sampler!

Hugs
Hilda

creativity amongst chaos said...

Oh, I just love your scissors. It turned out so pretty Marlene. What a useful bag, and it holds all your stuff... and the sweet lace....oh my. Beautiful. Hugs, ~Cori

Gmama Jane said...

This tote is quite unique and I just love it. It definitely looks like you in color and design.!!

Love
Jane

Createology said...

I love your scissors stitchery and zippered pouch. Very lovely.

Quiltsmiles said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous that way.