Friday, September 18, 2015

Stitching Fun & Adventures...

"Bird Out of the Bag"
I had so much fun stitching this design!
And I am thrilled with the results!
(I tweaked the design a bit on the bird, but not much.)

It's fun to play with embroidery stitches for a change.

And adding a bit of fill under some of the appliques for dimension.

I thought that the back needed a little something,
so I added a little patch from the leftover wool. 

And added a bit of embroidery, too.

This past week we had stitch club at Cathy's gorgeous home.
Knowing that we were coming, she decided to decorate her mantle for Halloween.
I fell in love!

Isn't it darling?!
I love those little spider web candles - too cute.
I kept disappearing to go take another peek - so much to see!

Cathy has a great eye and I love how she put it all together...

Love those owls!
Speaking of owls, our friend Susan completed this stitch.
I know that this is in my stash and now I need to locate it!
Completely off topic, but I had to share.
Monday was our 30th wedding anniversary and I was so surprised and thrilled to receive 30 roses at work from my dear husband! I am so blessed!

So I am sure that you are wondering where the adventure comes in...
Well, this weekend this bag will be coming with me as the Bittersweet Sisters and I are off on another adventure! If you search on my blog for "Bittersweet Sisters", you can find out about our past adventures. Or try clicking here and be sure to click on "older posts" at the bottom to see more.
I'll be back to tell you all about it and have a little giveaway, too.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
~Philippians 2:3-4
Blessings, Patti


Karen said...

Is the base bag a purchased one or something you made. The bag is very attractive with the wool bird.
I was looking at some of your adventures with your friends. I want to join! How fun to have like-minded friends.

linda said...

Have a wonderful adventure and enjoy your special time together!!

marly said...

Beautifully stitched bag. Enjoy the gathering!

Gisela said...


WoolenSails said...

The bag is beautiful, I won a copy so can't wait to get it.
Happy Anniversary!


Marilyn said...

Bird Out Of The Bag turned out so pretty.
That Halloween set-up is way too cute.
Have fun this weekend!

moosecraft said...

Happy 30th Anniversary! Love the appliqued bag and looking forward to seeing what you fill it with! ;-) I have that little Blackbird Designs owl pattern too... maybe this weekend would be a good time to start it? Enjoy the days!

Vickie said...

Happy Anniversary!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love working with wool and so when I saw your bird....oh my, it's gorgeous! Congratulations on your 30th anniversary and on choosing such a thoughtful husband. :) We will celebrate our 51st anniversary in a couple of weeks. blessings, marlene

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats on 30 years!!!
Hugs :)

Raymond Homestead said...

Great bag! Happy Anniversary!