Sunday, August 22, 2010

As Summer wanes...

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman
School starts tomorrow, so at Winding Vine summer has come to an end.
The weather & temperature lets us know that the summer weather will be here for a while longer...
I thought that I should hurry and complete a few final summer projects before moving on to autumn.

"Star Spangled Banner"
design by Maggie Bonanomi
Country Sampler Club Kit
I finished stitching this up while my oldest son was in Guatemala, but couldn't decide how to finish it ~ frame it, make a pillow?
I finally decided this weekend to turn it into a bellpull, add some army blanket points, and back it with antique ticking.

"Country Sampler Liberty 1776 Sewing Pouch"
design by Stacy Nash

I finished this club kit as well.
I made the dog a little shorter and longer in honor of our new family member Orion :)

I also substituted some antique ticking for the heart.

and added an additional heart inside the flap for storing needles and pins.
I think I'll move on to some early fall projects now...

"As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease."
~Genesis 8:22
Blessings, Patti


Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Patti, As always your stitching and finishing are superb.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your work is always so perfect. I think we are all ready for fall!

Mindy said...

Love your projects as always!

Tanya said...

Patti - your blog is so lovely - I always enjoy my visits. The blog topper currently is beautiful!!


Lana said...

Patti ~ your handiwork is exceptional! No wonder I can't help collectiong things made by you! :)

A.B. said...

I spent nice moments in browsing your blog. you deserve major compliments for allthe beautiful things you do.