I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Monday, May 5, 2008

One more for future etsy?

I started embroidering last night. Just a small thing to put on the purse I want to have for my "someday etsy shop".
The weather has been overcast and cool for the past few days, so off I go to my front porch embroidery retreat. I could stay there all day on days like today.... stitching the hours away.

And I finished! I think you can click on the picture to see the detailed stitches. I used french knots to make the centers of the flowers. I think they are cute.... don't you?

And off I ran to the sewing machine to finish the purse I had in mind with the gingham and floral. I just had to put embroidery on it. I think it worked... what do you think? This is the front.

Here is the back. Doesn't the floral look pretty?

I lined it with the floral. It also has a pocket on the inside. Well.... I now have two things for etsy. LOL. The pair of embroidered pillowcases and now the purse. I am still working on the embroidered tablecloth for a friend, but if I work really hard on the weekends, I might could get one thing a weekend made for etsy. Of course, this all sounds great now, and then, well you know.... things get put on the back burner. One good thing is that I have hundreds of ideas!


Pam said...

This is really pretty!
I admire your talent-you do beautiful work.

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

When you stitch, things just come to life. It definately works!


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thanks for stopping by Pam and Lea! Thank you for your sweet comments. Blessings, Kathleen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh I LOVE that purse! It's so cute.
Kathleen- do you use a stabilizer of some kind behind your embroidery? If you do, would you care to e-mail me at
and tell me what kind... I would sure appreciate it!

Linda said...

Kathleen,this turned out so pretty. I love all those french knots...beautiful work. When you have your shop you are going to be so successful...I can't wait. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

very pretty, I like your button hole stitched edging too!

shirl said...

Hi Kathleen, that is so pretty, I love blue and I love to stitch on my front porch. You and I would get along so good! LOL The colors on the inside and back are pretty too!
Blessings, Shirl

Conni said...

The purse is just darling - love the florals and checks together.