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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Prototype

Greetings all this chilly Saturday night~~~

I have been experimenting somewhat.... Wool felt. I have a few pieces and often use it in my finishing..However, I have never "made" anything with it.  Until recently.....

I wanted to know if I could zipper it, put a lining in it and even attach a piece of cross stitch to it....
So, this latest experiment produced this....

It actually is a really pretty shade of burnt red....I dug in my cross stitched oldies and came up with this Prairie Schooler Heart in Hand design I had stitched many moons ago...Remember those wool felt mitten toppers??  Well, I never used this one and there it layed...

The colors matched, so I practiced my blanket stitch with it, and on it went~ Nice accent, I thought...

And, of course I lined the small pouch for added protection from scissors or what-nots poking through the wool.....I am still on a learning curve about wool felt....

I wanted to show you this version of this small pouch accessory piece...Nice to have on hand to hold about anything....

On a personal note, my family needs prayers for my mom....She fell recently and broke her hip...I wish we lived closer to one another....Its been quite some time since she knew any of us...Alzheimers is an awful disease.... Thanks guys.

Soon it will be Sunday....Don't forget to turn those clocks up an hour~~

Many blessings,

Faye


72 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great job! If this was your first attempt, I believe you are off to a great start. Love the attached cross stitch hands.

Prayers for your Mom!

Robin Hager said...

My mom has dementia, and it is so hard to see that happen to someone you love so much. I will keep both of you in my prayers. The pouch is lovely! I love that color, and you chose a perfect design for it. Take care, Faye. Things will be all right.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

What an adorable pouch Faye. You are always so creative. Sorry I haven't been able to order my zipper bag from you. Between being sick most of the time from the kids at the daycare and all of life's other needs, I haven't gotten around to it :(
Sending prayers your way for your mom and hope she has a speedy recovery.

P.J. said...

That is just the sassy-est project bag!! Oo la la, I love the black check inside that deep red. You are a tease! Great touch with the heart in hand accent.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers up for your mother.

Enjoy your sunday.

Sweet Sue said...

Very pleasing colors and finish on your pouch, nicely done. Sorry bout your mom, hope her recovery is not too troublesome for her, it's hard to be far away at times like these.

P.J. said...

Btw I will post pics of the bags I purchased, once I give my GF hers for her Bday gift. She pops in from time to time to read my blog. :-)

Myra said...

Love it!

Laura said...

Sending good thoughts your way and prayers for your mom.

The bag you made is simply stunning!!!

natalyK said...

Love it! The colors are beautiful. My heart goes out to you and your mom. I hope she has an easy recovery.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

God bless you and your mother, Faye. Both of you are in my prayers. What a wonderful "experiment". Your bag is gorgeous!
Linda

The Scarlett House said...

Oh my gosh, Faye. I thought the bags that you made for me were just the most wonderful, and they are, but this new one is adorable, too. Love, love, love it! You are amazing.
Prayers being said for you and your Mom. So sorry about her accident.

The Scarlett House said...

Oh my gosh, Faye. I thought the bags that you made for me were just the most wonderful, and they are, but this new one is adorable, too. Love, love, love it! You are amazing.
Prayers being said for you and your Mom. So sorry about her accident.

marly said...

The bag is fabulous! Everything about it! I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she heals quickly and isn't in too much pain.

Deborah said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Watching your parents age is sometimes very painful. Hope her recovery goes well. Love the bag!

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Sending her my prayers. Alzheimer's is a horrible disease, my grandfather has it and it's most difficult on my Nana, his beloved wife.

Love the wool felt zippered pouch. Are those scalloped edges?

CalamityJr said...

I'd never know you were experimenting - your wool felt project looks great! I will definitely keep your whole family in my prayers.

Christine said...

Beautiful finish, Faye.

Sending prayers for your mom & family.

Christine

Terri said...

I think the pouch is perfect! Great job!

My mom has dementia and my father had Alzheimer's, so I know how you feel. Hugs and prayers!!

samplerlover said...

Oh I love your wool felt bags. All that I have seen you make are lovely.

That is terrible about your Mum's accident. I hope that she will be ok. Alzheimers is such a sad thing for everyone involved. You both are in my thoughts.

Lisa V said...

Lovely finish Faye.
Hope your Mum has a speedy recovery.

Linda said...

Great job on the pouch. I send prayers for your mom.
Side note, we set the clocks ahead an hour tonight.

Linda

Christine said...

Your pouches just keep getting better and better!

Sending positive thoughts to both you and your mother.

Dana Baker said...

What a cute pouch!

I will keep your mom in my prayers as well as you and your family. My grandmother had alzheimers it's such a hard thing for a family to go through. Hope she heals quickly and isn't in too much pain.

Michelle said...

Its lovely well done. I will keep your Mom in my prayers bless her xx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love !!!!!!
bisous de France

Hilda said...

Dear Faye,
this pouch looks so cute! A wonderful idea!
Good wishes and prayers for your Mom!
Hugs
Hilda

Cath said...

Lovely pouch .
Thinking of you and your Mom .
Take care .XXX

Siobhán said...

Great job on the pouch, Faye! Nice touch with the PS.

I'm so sorry about your mom. I'll remember her in my prayers!

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye the pouch came out great!! Your Mother and your family are in our prayers. Take care.. Pat

Vickie said...

Oh Faye, I am so sorry about your mother. I will keep praying for her and you. Lovely little pouch.

Lesleyanne said...

Hope you mum gets well soon. A gorgeous finish.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Faye, my heart goes out to you. My mom is in the final stages of Alzheimer's, so I know the journey you are on. I can't count the quilts and cross stitch projects that have been worked with prayers and thoughts of her on my mind.

Your wool bag is luscious. Is there anything you can't do wonderfully?!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you both! Love the little pouch you made.

Debra Scott

Michele said...

Your bag is beautiful! I am so sorry about your mom. We went through that with my grandmother and it was heartbreaking. Prayers!

Catherine said...

First, my thoughts and prayers are going out to your mom and your family. Such times are never easy.

As for your bag I love, love, love it!! Looks perfect to me!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love it! I think you did a great job with the wool felt.

My thoughts are with your family. My great grandmother died from Alzheimer's...and breaking her hip was a part of that decline. I wonder why those two things seem to go together?

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Love Love Love such a gifted lady.

Katrina said...

I am so sorry about your mom!!!! My DH's grandmother has alzheimer's too, it's a terrible disease. Big hugs and lots of prayers.

The wool felt pocket is gorgeous!!! I wonder since you are lining it anyway, could you put some fusible interfacing on the inside just for some extra stability or would it be too thick????

Karen said...

Hope things go well for your mom considering... sending prayers for your family.

Missed you yesterday! Love your pouch you made...so cute!

Stay warm and happy stitching...

Deb said...

Your pouch is wonderful. I love the cross stitched piece in the corner.

Sending hugs and prayers to your mom. I know how that disease can be. My husband's aunt has it and finally took one too many falls and now is in assisted living. It is a terrible disease.

(((Hugs)

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love the pouch, great job.
My prayers are with you and your Mom.

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love the wool felt for your wallet! Very nice! The attached cross stitch is wonderful!

Sending prayers for your mother.

Shirlee said...

The pouch is gorgeous Faye. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She will be in my prayers as will you. My husband's mother has Alzheimers.

Sandra said...

I hope your Mom recovers quickly from her injury. I know you suffer when she does.

Your pouch is wonderful Faye. I love
felted wool. No fraying, no ironing down raw edges - I think it is great.

Warm wishes to you and your family,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance

Carol said...

Your wool felt pouch is beautiful, Faye! I'm very impressed--and love the little PS design you've embellished it with!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Since I'm going through the same thing with my dad (also very far away) I know how hard and heartbreaking this disease is on the entire family. In fact, often it is worse on the family because the patient really doesn't know how bad things have become... I'll be thinking of you--and if you ever want to "talk" just email me...

Rita said...

Beautiful finish!

Will keep your mom in my prayers.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your new pouch is beautiful... the PS stitched piece is just perfect.
So sorry to hear about your Mom. My Dad had Alzheimer... it's a tough disease for the entire family to handle.

Beth Pearce said...

Very cute pouch!! You really are so creative!!

I will send prayers and positive thought to your Mom and your whole family!

Stitchinowl said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's injury. Praying for both of you. Your pouch is just beautiful and the PS design goes well with the felt color.
Carolyn

Dee L said...

Prayers for your mom and you and your family. My mom is beginning dementia...
Dee in Florida

robindefender said...

I'm impressed with your felt bag. I would never have dared to try to sew something like that. It'ls looking great.

I'm sorry about your Mom. My grandma broke her hip several years ago and it was hard enough dealing with the way the meds made her act, without having the heartbreak of a disease like Alzheimer's to make it even worse. My heart, and my prayers, go out to you.

Krista said...

Hi Faye, Love your new pouch design, your work and finishing is always so beautiful!

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's injury. I hope she will have a speedy recovery. Alzheimer's is such a difficult disease, it is hard on every person in the family. My grandmother had Alzheimer's for the last ten years of her life and it broke my heart. My thoughts are with both of you.

Iris said...

Your pouch is beautiful. Sending prayers for your Mom.

Jan said...

You are so darn creative and talented. I would never be able to do that.
Hope you mom is doing better.

Natasha said...

Ohh Faye, what a lovely pouch. I love the stitched piece at the bottom, very cute!!
Sending big prayers your way.. **HUGS**

merumo said...

Lovely! This zipper pouch is one of the things on my list to learn how to make. Yours looks so pretty and nicely done! I've seen the other version with BBD's fabric, and that one is also super cute!! Glad to find someone who is also enjoying stitching and sewing! Aren't we on multi task?

Mary said...

Fayem this is the most amazing bag I've ever seen! I just love all the detailing, right down to the zig-zag around the zipper. Can't wait to see what you try next.

BeckySC said...

Prayers for your mother dear Faye.

BrendaS said...

Faye --
LOVE LOVE LOVE the wool pouch! When you are ready to take orders I will be first in line!

I will keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers. My grandmother had Alzheimer's and it is a such a devestating disease. I hope your Mom has a good recovery from her fall.

barbara said...

Wow, that's a GREAT finish!

Best wishes for you Mom!

Wanda said...

Dear Faye:

Your pouch is just beautiful!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. I hope she is able to do the therapy. Alzheimer's is a tough disease (my mom has it as well).

Take good care, Wanda

Wanda said...

Dear Faye:

Your pouch is just beautiful!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. I hope she is able to do the therapy. Alzheimer's is a tough disease (my mom has it as well).

Take good care, Wanda

Karen said...

This one is so pretty. The colors goe so well together and I like the placement of your cross stitch piece. When I have extra in my budget I will definitely order one from you! Happy sewing!

Karen said...

This one is so pretty. The colors goe so well together and I like the placement of your cross stitch piece. When I have extra in my budget I will definitely order one from you! Happy sewing!

Laura said...

What a cute pouch! Love the color you used along with the emblishments.

Hope your mother is doing better today.

Fiona said...

Very pretty and your stitched piece sets it off really well.

valerie said...

Great "prototype" Faye! Love the extra touches. So sorry to hear about your mom and her hip. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

doris said...

Great pouch! I love wool, and I have no idea why I'm so drawn to it.

Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she heals and can be kept somewhat comfy in the meantime.

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I'll definitely keep her in my prayers and hope that her recovery goes well. My Mom is 500 miles away from me so I know how helpless you feel when you are so far away.

Beautiful work on your pouch!

secondhandrose said...

Adding Australian prayers for your Mom.

Veronica said...

What a pretty finish. I'll keep you and your mum in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Fays.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Tatkis said...

What a lovely zipper felt pouch!
It looks great and I love the curved edges :)
Best wishes to your mom!

Hugs,
Tatyana