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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tammy 4 All Seasons

I'm "Sew Happy" to participate in today's Tammy 4 All Seasons Blog Hop today.  

Woohoo!  I finally made a Tammy Bag!
Snap-on Pinny
Pinny back
 
 Tammy back pocket
I know, so sad - no cross-stitch yet!
Hey, this is fun - my handle has a keyring.  Perfect to attach my scissors.
Good tools make such a difference!
Beam N Read LED hands-free light, good Readers, Stick With Me secure magnet, Frixion iron-off pen.
A big thanks to the team for this hop:  designers Mdm. Samm @ Sew We Quilt - Tammy Bag pattern, Cori Blunt @ Chitter Chatter Designs - adorable Pretty Pinnies, and Brooke Nolan @ Brooke's Books - Vintage Cross Stitch.  Another round of applause for Mary @ I Piece 2-Mary for herding us all together, keeping us on track, and cheering us on.  And a big shout-out for an amazing assortment of sponsors for this hop!  The right tools and supplies are so essential... as I discovered!

I knew it would be a tight schedule when I signed up - my husband and I just returned yesterday from a vacation.  I had designated time for my project but by the time I realized that there was something amiss about my aida cloth for the cross-stitch, we were far from home.. and supplies.  My grids measure about 7/16ths...
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The pattern calls for 28-count aida cloth, and after trying, "frogging" (rip-it, rip-it), trying with single strands, ripping, trying again - I realized that my cloth had a much higher count, and every teeny weeny stitch took about 6 tries... not feeling "sew happy".  I had to put it aside.

Instead, I kinda lived the summer scene rather than stitch it...


Swam with stingrays, snorkeled a bit, got a little sunshine and a little time with my honey.  Aaahh.  

I'll try again, with the right supplies - then use the Summer cross-stitch motifs for the scrapbook.  Or another Tammy.  Perfect.

All loaded and ready to stitch!

Be sure to check out the entire lineup - Mary's got the master list HERE.  You can also check Mdm. Samm's Tammy 4 All Seasons Pinterest collection HERE.


44 comments:

  1. A great Tammy bag even though it didn't get the cross stitching on it. Love the cute Pinny!

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  2. Beautiful color selection! Great job on your Tammy bag and Pinny. From your photos it looks like you had a wonderful vacation.

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  3. That is such an interesting handle, where did you get it. Your vacation sounds lovely, glad you had a good time.

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  4. Wonderful Tammy bag! This is the first straight handle I've seen this hop. It is gorgeous. And I do believe that the summer embroidery is perfect for a scrap book about that adventurous vacation in THE SUN....Oh, how I miss the sun......Well done. Thank you.

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  5. Wow - straight handles look nice. Love the aqua and blue fabric.

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  6. That aqua and red are so yummy looking!Your Tammy turned out so pretty and the Pinny is fantastic!

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  7. Very nice and I should have know what color scheme you would use. :)

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  8. Your bag and pinny are so pretty Deonn; great fabric choices!

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  9. Deonn I love that fabric - so beautiful together! And the pinny is just perfect with the red bird. I'm sorry you had trouble with the cross stitch but you'll love it so much when you get back to it. And by the way - that purse handle is wonderful. Where did you find it? blessings, marlene

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  10. Your fabric choices were so perfect for the bag and pinny! Great job!

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  11. Your Tammy and pinnie are gorgeous!!

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  12. I love the fabrics you used for the Tammy bag and those straight handles look so interesting with it. I'm sure you will love your cross stitch when you finish it.

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  13. Very pretty! Love the handle, very unique. Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  14. So beautiful Deonn...love the fabrics...it has to be Riley Blake...love their aqua and reds combination. Your Tammy handle is so different and elegent, love the sweet pinnie...it is as if I can hear the sweet bird singing, simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing, go glad you had a great vacation!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  15. Congrats on finishing a Tammy! I can't imagine how tiny everything would have been. Not too relaxing on vacation. Good luck with it.

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  16. Oh, how I love the fabric you used in your Tammy. The handle is fabulous too!

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  17. I really like the fabric. So bright an cheery! Good work!

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  18. Well Deonn, that bag and pinny are perfect. I LOVE how that fabric makes a unique pattern on your ruffle. Your pinny looks amazing, love everything about it! Sorry you had some trouble with that cross-stitch. It is challenging. There is no way I would have taken time away from your amazing destination for stitching! Good choice. Looks like you had lots of fun. Hugs, ~Cori

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  19. Cutest Tammy bag! Love the fabric!

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  20. Oh so ooooo sweet! I love that turquoise fabric and red. And what a good idea with the ribbon to attach your Pinny. Your bag is perfect for your sewing needs.

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  21. Your bag and Pinny are great. Regarding your cross stitching, sometimes the best of plans just run amuck. Glad this was your only problem while on vacation.

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  22. Love the Tammy Bag with that handle and fabric! Cute pinny, too! Looks like you had a great time with a much needed vacation...good for you!

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  23. Fabulous Tammy Bag! Love the fabric that you used. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your Tammy bag and pinny -- they look great!

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  25. I am in love with your Tammy and pinny. The fabric you used is gorgeous. I know from my sister that having the right count cloth is important and I am sure your stitchery will be beautiful when done. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Your bag and pinny are lovely!

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  27. Apologies for being late...I had an urgent appt this am....I am fine..cause I am here....lol

    YES but you came to the party anyway and your pinny is perfect as is your tammy....wish you were closer and I could give you some lessons...you have taught me sooooo much

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  28. What a wonderful job, even without the cross stitching. I love that fabric. Hope you get the right cloth soon and are happily stitching away.

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  29. Great save! Love your Tammy and pinny. Glad you and hubby had a great vacation.

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  30. Beautiful bag and pinny. Love your fabric choice too.

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  31. I am overwhelmed!!!! Your bag and pin is so lovely! Such a beautiful set!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

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  32. What a lovely brightly colored bag and pinny. What a good idea to attach your scissors - I'm always loosing mine in amongst something! The pinny added such charm to the bag. Glad that you had time away to regroup and recharge - and in warmth besides!!

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  33. Congratulations on having a true vacation with your hubby. Lovely Tammy Bag and Pinny. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Tammy Bliss...

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  34. Oooh,I am in Love with your Tammy Bag,as you used one of my all time favorite lines to make it! Awesome.

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  35. It looks lovely. Your fabric is really beautiful. And your vacation sounds so wonderful! It would be a fantastic change from the cold and snow of Minnesota!

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  36. Oh, wow, the colors of that tammy are gorgeous. I'd rather be swimming with stingrays anyday than stitching, but shhh, don't tell anyone. You never disappoint with your beautiful projects.

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  37. Your Tammy and pinny are my favorite colors. Just screams happy. Too cute! I'm with Carla, I'd rather be swimming or at the beach. It looks like a lovely vacation spot.

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  38. What a great taste of summer while I'm in the midst of winter (actually it was in the 50's today in Oklahoma). I love the aqua/red combination. The Tammy bag is awesome. I'm glad to see that you do plan to try the cross stitch. Thanks for participating and inspiring all of us with your projects and with a taste of summer.

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  39. Your Tammy and pinny turned out great. Love the fabric. I also like how you placed the flowers perfectly at the top edge of the ruffle.

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  40. Love your red & turquoise fabric and your pinny is adorable. One note, Aida fabric comes in many counts - 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, etc. Evenweave/Linen comes in higher counts, like 28, 30, 32, 36, 40, etc. They're usually meant to be stitched over 2 threads whereas Aida you stitch each "square". 14 ct aida is the same as 28 ct, 16 ct the same as 32 ct, 18 ct the same as 36 ct, etc. That will help to determine the size of the finished piece. I think for this we used 14/28 ct - stitching over 2 threads on the 28 ct. Hope this helps for future reference.

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  41. OOPS, not 15 ct, 16 ct, sorry!

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  42. I Adore your bright color choices!! I'm glad you put your vacation as a top priority!! Life is short, time with loved ones is priceless. You will have lots of time to stitch.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  43. I'd much rather "live" the summer than stitch it anyway! So happy you were able to get away. The stitching will still be there. Love, love, love the turquoise and red Tammy bag!

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  44. Your bag is beautiful and I like the straight clasp, Gives it a whole different look.

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