Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy birthday, Sammy, and more finishes.

Our Grandie, Sammy had his 4th birthday recently.  These photos were taken by his parents - he lives too far away for us to be with him on his birthday.  But it was nice to see his young  friends celebrating with him.


We gave him the art folder I made on FNWF, which is now finished and filled, I made it using a very good tutorial by Thimbelina.  I hope he will have lots of fun using it.


A couple of other finishes this week - I started making a mesh food cover some years ago.  I had made the frame using the Double Mitre Ruler by the Sewing Revolution.  I then needed to sew some mesh into the frame.  I thought it was going to be difficult to keep it straight and the corners "square", so kept putting it off. But it proved to not be so difficult after all.  It took about 45 minutes to complete. 

 Now when we go on our picnics we will be able to keep the uninvited visitors (flies) off the food.

I have also finished my True Friends Tote Bag for the Stitch-a-long (from the book "Red Home" by Natalie Bird). This was a really good project to make.  
 Gorgeous stitchery, and love the Life is Beautiful fabrics.
 I added the button....
 and lots of pockets to my bag.  I have a zippered one as well as the ones that can be seen here.
There was still room to hang it on the hat and bag stand.

12 comments:

shez said...

happy birthday to little Sammy,love his present and you have been very busy Marilyn,well done on some beautiful finishes.xx

EclectChic said...

The bag looks great! I've been checking out your bags...a red, white and blue one would look good...hint hint! Lol...
Sammy's getting so big!

De said...

The bag looks fantastic. Well done!

Anneliese said...

Hi Marilyn, Lovely grandie photos - the flie cover is enormous and practical - and your bag beautiful.

Susan said...

What a great present for a young one. Love the collection of bags...must get onto mine....

Noela said...

Lovely present for your grandie. The food cover looks great and your RH bag is lovely. Love your stand. Hugs.....

Maria said...

Sew nice to share photos of your granndie Sammy. What a handsome little fella and you made him a lovely gift..
Your tote for SAL is very pretty in blues..

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Sammy... how sweet.... great to get the food cover done and I love your bag... I wish I had thought about pockets inside....
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy belated to your dear little Sammy. Great cake. I am very familiar with that car. Lol. Those picnic covers are so good. You will be very swish with yours. Lots of lovely work Marilyn :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

your Red Home bag looks great......

Thimbelina said...

I love how your art folder turned out Marilyn and so glad you found my tutorial easy to follow. Always good to finish off a UFO that's been lingering for a while too! Cheers

Wendy B said...

Oh Marilyn, all yummy stuff!!! I'm coming down to sew with you...you get sooo much done!!! xox
big hugs
Wendy :O)