My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

This and That

Myra's new purse! Myra did about half of the sewing for this cut little bag.

A crewel embroidery Pin-keep. Circles of matte board help it hold its shape. The pins go in only on the sides.

I found the kit for the embroidery at the thrift store. It was supposed to be a pillow type cushion. I wanted something a little more unique.

My new purse, made using Amy Butler's Madison Bag pattern.
The Cell phone pocket is a McCall's Pattern.
The long skinny zipper pouch is made up off the top of my head (the Madison bags do not have pockets).

The heavy duty (Peltex) interfacing was kind of hard to sew with this bag. The bag has great body because of the interfacing but ... it gave me fits. Also hard to sew was the act of sewing the lining in. The bag was practical wrapped around the arm of the machine.

At the moment I would not want to make another one. But I got lots of compliments on it. Maybe it will be like childbirth and I will forget how much trouble I had and decide to make another.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


A small cross stitch pattern makes one big block!
I am using 2 inch squares.

I have since these photos sewn the rest of the seems to obtain a finished block.
23 1/4 inches by 41 1/2 inches.

The worst of it is trying to keep the seems pressed the correct direction. I did pretty well, but there are a couple of lumps were 4-5 of them got turn the wrong way. I think that is pretty good considering how many intersection I had.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pencil bag ...

...with lots of space.
3 zippers
two large pockets and one small.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Coaster

A quick little project.

Today I am actually sewing! I got out fabric and everything.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Still with the crochet...

These are not the best quality pictures.
Above is a pair of lace earrings.

Below are 3 bookmarks.

A sock yarn pineapple bookmark. It is almost as wide as a paperback.

A simple edging/insert design with ribbons.
The left is sock yarn and the right one is size 10 crochet thread.
I Think I will be making several of the ones that use ribbon. I have a lot of scrap ribbon.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crochet Bags

What I made last week. The Bottom two still need handles.

I purchased some yarn for a afghan in colors to match my living room.
I am using the same Granny square pattern as Myra used in my previous post. The Yarn is Vanna's Choice and is really soft for an acrylic yarn.
I have found that you can make 120 color combinations with the six colors. The Beige (that is under the completed square) will be used as the joining round color.

Myra crochets!

a Granny square! She had a little help joining rounds. She did a very good job keeping the stitches all the same size and following a charted pattern.

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