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Sunday, January 18, 2015

TIME for All Seasons Tammy Bag. ...


I begin this post with my apologies ...

You see, I didn't complete my project.

I had every intention and ... well ...

Life happened.

Seriously ... I learned life had different 
plans for my time and I refuse to 
admit I failed ... as I tried so very hard
but to no avail so ...

Along with my apologies to all of you
who worked so hard and completed
these wonderful projects unlike myself ...

I give my sincerest gratitude to
for creating such wonderful patterns!

I give my sincerest gratitude to
for ALL of your hard work and dedication 
to pulling this hop together!!

Thank you Madame Samm ...
for everything!!!

I also wish to thank our fantastic
sponsors for this Tammy Bag for All Season hop:

DMC Threads
H.A.KIDD -- monaco fabric
MsAppleHeart --Tammy Bag Pattern
READERS -- Best Readers ever!

Without further adieu I share with
you what I did get completed:


You see, I chose Fall for my Tammy Bag ...
Fall ... beautiful colors, crisp autumn
breezes, not too hot and not too cold
time of year.

But then again, now that I've moved
to Tennessee from Montana ...
Perhaps I'll fall in love with another
season ...


I was able to take my photos outside 
without snow!
  
In January!

Wooo-Whoooo!

Love the weather in this new place I call home!



Above is pictured the materials 
I had cut out for my bag ...




What I did get finished on my Monaco Fabric...
Have to admit, I've never cross stitched on fabric
so small but I love the outcome ... 
may even add some of this fabric 
to my Aida cross stitch fabric stash ... 

Yes, I have a cross stitch fabric stash also!

I will say though that I was extremely, extremely
grateful for my pair of Reader glass ... I didn't
think I needed them since I wear everyday glasses with bifocals ... how wrong was I!!

Love my Readers ... pink checked too!!




One thing this move of mine has turned up
is that I have two QSnap frames ... 
they are awesome but I know I can 
only use one at a time so I am giving
this second frame away to one of my
blog followers who'd like to share in
the cross stitching hobby:



I thank you again for visiting and ask that
you visit my fellow bloggers to have certainly
done a much better job at their commitments
than I ....


Remember, if you're interested in winning
the QSnap, tell me in the comments that you'd
like it and MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU ...
So many no-reply bloggers which sadly cannot be contacted ...



62 comments:

Suze said...

Thank you for sharing what you were able to accomplish. I didn't get my projects quite completed either and I posted what I do have done. I'd love to have the Q snaps. I bought an off brand which were available locally and I can't even get them open to use them. I then read not to buy an off brand. Good luck in getting your project finished. You have wisdom to not rush and enjoy the project and be happy with the results. The fabric you have chosen is perfect with the fall pattern. Again, thanks for participating and showing your progress.

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing. You made a wonderful start of your Tammy Bag, love the fall colors! I am sure the bag will turn out lovely when it is finished, good luck!
I am interested in winning the Q-snap.

Judy B said...

I love the colors of the Fall Tammy and I know you will finish it soon! I already have a Q snap, so no need to put me on the list. Thank you for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

Oh Wendy, my soul mate....check out my blog and you will find that I TOO did not finish!!! LOL!!! I was sick BUT if I had not waited too late to start perhaps I would not have had this problem. I was scared to death of the Tammy bag but now that I've made one, I know my weak spots and the 2nd one shouldn't take me 12 hours!!!!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Heleen Groot said...

You said it exactly right. Life happened. As it does. I love what you have done so far. And will wait patiently (don't hurry yourself) for the finished article. Don't put my name in the draw, though......I don't do cross stitching....Nope. Not at all! Which is probably why I am in awe of all the beautiful works of art I am seeing during this hop! Thank you for your story.

cucki said...

I love all your projects so much...fall is my fav :)

Baa. xxx said...

Your Tammy bag will look so nice when it is finished - love the colours you have chosen for the bag and the cross stitch

Donna said...

Time happens - I do understand. Your cross-stitch is lovely and you will eventually finish the project, which will be enjoyed for years to come. I am interested in the QSnap as I am getting back into cross-stitch. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

charlotte said...

Welcome to the South Wendy. I am over here in North Carolina! (waves) You are going to love it here. I know you will get your Tammy done eventually. I love the choices for fabrics. I hope you will post pictures when it is done. I would love to be in the draw for the QSnap, as I don't already have one. Isn't it funny what turns up when we move?

Jeanie said...

That pesky "life" surely does interfere with our crafting, doesn't it?! You're off to a great start....great pattern and great supplies to help you along. I'll look forward to seeing the finished Tammy at a later date. Thanks for the Q snap giveaway!

Mara said...

Congratulations on your new move and warmer weather, now I don't like cross stitch, but I do love embroidery and would love to try out the Q-snap, so if you put me the hat, I would greatly appreciate it.

Michele said...

I'm so sorry that life kept you from finishing your project but I'm sure it will be beautiful when it is done. Before this hop I hadn't heard of the Q Snap frame so it is going on my wish list.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

you'll get there wendy!!!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, pleSe

Mdm Samm said...

we are well aware of all you had going on...and at least you have it ready ....and it looks like you mini your stitching to 1/4 stitches..no easy task...you just keep moving forward....

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wendy with all you've had going on I know your plate has been not just full but overflowing. I've just begun Fall, which will be my 3rd of these patterns, and I'm really loving it. blessings, marlene

Kate said...

Good luck finishing your project and enjoy your new home. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. :)

Linda said...

You'll be so ready to relax with your stitching sooner than you think! Just take it one day at a time! After living where it gets bitterly cold, you will love the gorgeous weather and landscape of Tennessee!

Needled Mom said...

You have such a nice start on your stitching and the fabrics will make it a great Tammy when you have a chance to finish it. I have the q frame, but would love to share another one with my granddaughter.

krislovesfabric said...

Your stitching looks beautiful so far!

Carol said...

It's looking good so far! I hope life slows down a little for you so you can finish it. :O)

Calicojoan said...

All good things come in time! When you get some extra, it will happen. Great start!

Carla said...

Life is so crazy for you. I'm impressed that you finished as much as you did. Love the q-snap. You can never have too many. Thanks for the chance and for the smile this morning. You are sunshine in my eyes.

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful stitching! Can't wait to see your finished project. Thanks for sharing.

Lana said...

You are a better woman than I.... I started with Monaco...and HAD to go to Aida...You keep working...I will look forward to seeing it finished!!!!
Hugs to you...life will get better...

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I couldn't do the Monaco either. Went back to my trusty Aida cloth. You'll finish soon and it will be so cute.

Renee said...

Your Tammy Bag is going to be lovely! The fabrics you chose are beautiful and your cross-stitch is off to a wonderful start. I have heard wonderful things about the Q-Snap frames. They are on my wish list.

CeLynn said...

That paisley print is going to make one sweet Tammy! Your x stitch in progress is just beautiful,and when you combine it with the fabrics for the Tammy it will be over the top! A Q-Snap was not in my budget,but I would love to try one someday.

Mary Ann said...

Your bag will be gorgeous when finished. I hope you find a little breathing room soon. Take care.

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh I understand, life has that was of interference. I love the colors you choose for your bag. It is going to be beautiful when it is finished. As far as TN. Yeah, isn't this weather great? I am outside sit ting on my swing enjoying it. My roses are even starting to grow. I came down from upstate PA and I can tell you, you will love the winters here!

Sandy said...

Such pretty fabrics you have chosen.....will look great when finished. Would love to win the Q-snap....thanks for sharing.

Kristen King said...

Those things happen...keep stitching, your tiny stitches are wonderful and so will your bag be when it is finished!! :)

LJ said...

I'm thinking this is a first for you - you always have marvelous projects. Sure do like the fabric you've chosen for this Tammy bag. Share with us when it is completed. I used to do cs and just used a round hoop. This hop has fired me up and I want to begin csing again - the Snap Frame would be fabulous - count me in. It's RAINING in Iowa today and now most of the snow is gone. :( I want snow if I'm going to be living where there's a real winter season!!

tink's mom said...

You are off to a great start. I love the fabrics you choose. The one with the words is wonderful.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I have always wondered about that frame~ I'd love to be put in your drawing! Your bag is going to be lovely! Have a great week!

evelyn said...

I don't cross stitch, but that looks like tiny,tiny stitches you have started there. Love your fabric choices. Someday you will get it finished, and you can show it then.

Julia Plunkett said...

Despite your setback, your Tammy bag is going to fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Looks like you are off to a wonderful start! Hope all goes well and the stitching fairy grants you lots of time in the future. Hugs, ~Cori

Thearica said...

You will finish and then you can show us your Tammy and Pinny. Hope you are all moved in and have no boxes left to open and unpack. You are 1 state over from me now. :)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Enjoy peacefully finishing in your new home. Don't enter me for the frame, I have one I use for hand quilting.

Sewgirl said...

Awesome job with your cross stitch so far...Yes, I would love to win the frame. I have loved embroidery and cross stitch for many years and do cross over into both realms from time to time. Thanks for the chance!

Quilt n Queen said...

Wendy...life gives us hiccups all the time some are small and we can work around them, some a big hiccups and there is no way!! I know too, many challenges are facing us...my husbands health issues and moving back to Canada this year will definitely prevent me from joining too many blog hops. You have it started and that is good...some day we will see your finished Tammy bag posted on your blog....and it will be beautiful!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Lovelli Quilts said...

Very pretty stitching, I love the fabric you chose for the bag. I hope you share your completed bag.

Leslie Schmidt said...

Your Fall Tammy will be gorgeous when you finish. And the fabrics are very charming. Good luck with the rest of the project. I hope your life evens out soon.

Leslie S. in MN

Susan said...

Wendy, the main thing here is that you are trying. Not everyone can accomplish what you are attempting and not be a bit overwhelmed! Simply remain true to yourself... I completely love your choice of fabrics. When you complete your project it will be beautiful! You are my hero!

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

Would lie to win

SIMPLESEW said...

I love to use them on big jobs.. FYI, when it gets loose stick it in the dishwasher and it will tighten up.

Dawn said...

I know it will be great when finished. Life happens to us all, have a great day. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Deonn said...

Wendy, you're off to a great start!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Love your Tammy start up. Please post when you are finished! I think the smaller Q-snap frame would be a good thing to have for smaller stitcheries, no? yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

Vicki H said...

I like what you have stitched up so far. It will be beautiful when done.

RoseAndCons said...

I would love to win! that looks so handy.

roseharries_06@hotmail.com

Amy said...

What you finished is fabulous. I'm sure it will be a complete adjustment this summer in Tennessee. I bet you still enjoy fall down there. Hope all is well down south!

Theresa said...

I'm so envious of you moving south. I would loooove the move south. Anyway what you have completed is wonderful. It's going to be so lovely when your finished. I would love the have a Q-Snap. as I don't have one.

Patty D from NC said...

You'll get it done -= you are off to a great start! I'd love to win the qsnap.

Lee said...

I love the Fall colors you chose! Good luck in finishing - it is such a lovely project! Thank you for offering the giveaway. I would love to give the frame a try.

Rachel said...

I'm trying to remember the same, that sometimes we can't fight it when life changes our direction. Your bag is going to look great when it's finished! I currently use a hoop for working on cross-stitch and would love to try a snap frame. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Davis said...

I would love a Q Snap frame.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Mary said...

Wendy, your cross stitching so far is lovely, and your choice of fabrics for your Tammy is perfect. I love the lining fabric. Life does have a way of getting in the way. Thank you for being part of this great hop.

aus_chick said...

I've only ever used hoops before but this looks really great - sometimes working inside a circle, especially close to an encroaching edge, gets frustrating!

Martina said...

Hi Wendy, can totally understand and you already made a good start. I love the fabrics too and the hoop looks great and very useful, not sure if you would send it overseas in case i would win, lol....
Have fun stitching on, hugs martina

Emily C said...

Definitely a good start. I would love to see the finished Tammy Bag, since I love your color palette. I also love cross stitch and have a floss stash, so I am interested in winning the frame. ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

Calicojoan said...

Hi Wendy, I've been trying to reach you for the Have A Latte blog hop. Just making sure your getting my emails! :-)

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