"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Monday, April 26, 2010

Emily lingers here a while...

I have been quilting so much that my poor Emily just lingers waiting for some attention. She does not even have a face yet as you can see...

I won't repeat the story of Emily Bronte behind this CHS With My Needle as you can also read it here. If you already read that entry then you know about my color changes in my love for all things Bronte. I felt it was high time to give this sampler some attention again as Jeanne would think I forgot out SAL. In the meantime, Jeanne wrote she has been too busy at work to do much on hers but she had already given hers the love and attention it deserved. I am now working on the dress this week. I am anxious to see how the dress will look completed in my chosen colors.

Yesterday, I sewed a little friendship bag from the fabrics leftover from my doll quilt in the previous blog entry. These little bags are the perfect size to carry your scissors, thread and needles for a project.

This bag has been especially sewn for one of you! Just leave a message on this blog entry along with an email address where I can reach you. I will be drawing a name on Thursday.

I started cutting out another doll quilt yesterday but really must get busy with my Heidi's House block for this month. I was not inspired with how I want to stitch the various blocks this time and kept putting it off. This morning, I did start cutting fabrics and hope the inspiration will come as I put the pieces together. I normally do the stitchery before I sew the patchwork but decided to start on the patchwork instead first. I just need to connect with my patchwork fairy so this block can come together in a unique way. How is your Monday?


Marion said...

That is a beautiful bag! And what a clever idea, to use up the scraps from your doll quilt for it..

My Monday is awesome, cozz I have the whole week off and all I have to decide is what to stitch on and when :)

Jackie's Stitches said...

Your Emily is going to look good with the colors you selected!

Elizabethd said...

I love your colours Heidi, very Bronte somehow, a little bit of sombreness there.
I love love your bag!

lynda said...

What a clever way to use those fabric scraps! I would love to have my name added to your drawing. Thanks so much! Emily is looking lovely with your color changes.

Suzann said...

Hello Heidi!!
LOVE your stitching project. That bag and quilt are simply lovely. The colors are so soothing and calm.

Jantine said...

I really love this color combination even though it would not be one I would choose immediately. Even with both colors in my stash. This little bag is cute! And I agree about it being the perfect size.
Just joined the yahoo group you mentioned in your previous blog, would love to make some more little quilts and this might be what I need ;-)!
Way hello to Emily from me.

Sonja said...

This little bag is just to beautiful to give away!! It fits so perfectctly with the quilt. Or are you giving away the quilt as well...LOL..

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

That is a beautiful, awesome bag! I would love a chance at getting it!

Emily is looking pretty. I love the colors and by the way, your sampler on the header is one of my next to stitch next month projects. I swapped some overdyes with Heidi in Holland for this design and I have it right beside me. Because my furbaby is Abigail I'm stitching this in her honor.

Feathers in the Nest

Diana said...

Such a pretty bag! I sure would like to win it. diana.h@comcast.net

Nic said...

Emily was a good needlewoman herself, so I'm sure she'd understand that you do want to work on her, but have other things to do!

Your bag looks great, what a creative use of the scraps, you'd never think it was made from "leftovers" :o)

Anonymous said...

What a great bag! Love the colors and the doll quilt is adorable, as well. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

Maggie said...

Heidi, the bag is just beautiful, whoever you draw will be very lucky!

The colours you chose for your SAL are lovely, i will look forward to seeing this little lady grow :-)

I'm hoping to get my ABC finished off tonight, i'll post pics tomorrow if i manage it :-)

Have a great week!

Maggie x

Joni said...

I love the colors you selected for Emily though I must say I'm surprised by your pinkie choices! My Monday is chilly and damp and apparently spring is lingering far to the south of PA! But since I can't go outside and do garden-y things (and you know how much I LOVE garden-y things), I will be finishing up the stitching of BD's My Quaker House.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Heidi...or afternoon for you by now.
Did you decide on making the little quilt I shared with you? Of course I'd love to have a tote made of your hands to come live here at the hollow.

JulieF1962 said...

What a cute little bag! You're right, it is just the perfect size. I would love to win it.

Your stitching is wonderful!


Nancy said...

Well, isn't that just the cutest little bag. I don't need to win, cause I know if I don't, and I want a bag, the elf will make me one. Hahahahahaha.
Red or blue please for me and maybe a little bigger. LOL.
Okay, I know, just quit Mother. I will now. By the way, I love the way the lady is looking. I like the colors you chose too.
Love you, Mom

Siobhán said...

I love that little bag! I'd love to have my name in the drawing--thanks for the opportunity!

Your color changes on the stitching piece look great... very you. Can't wait to see more!

Saskia said...

O, the bag turned out very nice!
There is a lucky lady soon with it.
An original "Heidi". Love the label!
Maybe someday this week, I hope to pick up my needle and threat....
See you Thursday.
Hugs Saskia

Marsha said...

I love the blue and beige together. I love bags. I would love to be included in your giveaway.


Jenny said...

The little bag is just to adorable! I love the colors, beige and blue are just right. Your "Emily" sampler is wonderful too and looks very Bronte. My Monday is sunny and warm here in California. As soon as I am finished with school today I plan to stitch on my sampler :). Hope you are having a happy Monday, especially since yours is farther along then mine. Hugs from California.

Marjorie said...

Beautiful start on Emily! Please enter me in your drawing, I LOVE those bags, but I am such an dunce when it comes to sewing I don't think I could manage to put one together myself!

Christine said...

Emily's dress looks lovely in your choice of colours.
The patchwork bag is so beautiful. Please enter me for the draw

Nanny Ree said...

All your needlework is so lovely Heidi ~ I was fortunate to receive agiveaway from you a while ago ( I was Proverbs31 then!!!) Please enter me in your draw I wold love to be fortunate again Marie x

hazel c UK said...

Miss Emily is coming along fine and I love the colours for her dress. Your little bag is so pretty and such an attractive way to use up the scraps from the doll quilt.

Hazel (UK)

DonnaTN said...

I love the color changes that you made on the dress! The bag is so sweet! Of course I would love to have my name included in your drawing! I love little bags and don't think I could ever have too many! I'm leaving my email just in case: ladybug8@bellsouth.net

Lori said...

I'm so glad you found my blog and left a comment, now I can see your wonderful quilts!!
Please put my name in the hat for your beautiful handmade bag.

Unknown said...

Hello, I love your little bag, it is so sweet. I love cross-stitch also along with quilting. My email is szil949@yahoo.com Thanks, Sandi

Barb said...

Heidi I would love to be in with a chance to win this WOW!!! HOW GENEROUS IS THAT.
Yet another happy dance ,you will be dancing yourself dizzy girl.
I like the Emily stitch too, just have to stop visiting your blog as I shall have to get a bib as I drool over it all lol.

Taryn said...

I love that bag! I just found your blog from your comment on Lori's (Humble Quilts) blog.

Merilde said...

Hello Heidi,
I have been a lurker on your blog for awhile. I love your stitching and quilting. You have inspired me to try a doll quilt - I love dolls and fabric so that is a great combination! Love these bags too and would love to win this one! Thank you

Kathy A. said...

Please include me in your draw for that adorable little bag - drewsgrands@hotmail.com
Love all your little doll quilts. What a great use of leftover fabric.

barbara said...

My Monday was busy but nice. We had my Dad and his partner over for dinner to celebrate the transfer of our Dutch property to its new owners (hooray!!).

Gosh that bag is sooooo gorgeous. I should not put my name in the running, really I should not .... but it is SOOOOOO gorgeous. :)

DebbieSFL said...

Love the bag---I'm a blue girl. And the doll quilt is exquisite.

Pondside said...

That little bag is adorable - much nicer than the collection of grocery store bags that house each of my projects! I went to the quilting site that you mentioned when you first posted about these bags, but didn't see a tutorial. I think I'd like to make one of these - or win one!

Barbara J said...

Hello Heidi,

Thank you for your generosity. It's a lovely bag and MY kinda colours too ;)

Please add my name in the hat!

Barbara J

angelasweby said...

WMN is coming along so beautifully. I love those colours and can't wait to see it completed.

And please please enter me in your drawing for the gorgeous little bag. What a useful idea and so pretty too. William M would definitely approve :>)
Angela xx

Elyte said...

Thank you for a chance to win the bag. It would be a pleasure to carry around.

Anonymous said...

lovely like always

tich said...

I have just started reading your blog. It looks wonderful. I really like your bag. What a great way of using up leftover scraps.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I just stumbled upon your lovely blog and what a happy accident! The needlework bag is amazing, so throw my name into the hat please! V.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

What a beautiful bag and quilt. Great way to use your scraps. Please count me in.


diane said...

I love the bag! How can you give it away when it matches your quilt so perfectly!! It looks like a set! : )
But, if you MUST...it would find a good home here!!

Bonnita said...

Just beautiful! What a great giveaway, thank you.

mbroider said...

I love the colors you selected!! I have chosen similar colors for one project that i will start soon. So your color pic made me really happy!

The bag is beautiful. Pls add my name to your giveaway!

Ginny said...

Love the bag! You always put colors together in wonderful ways. Please, enter me in your drawing!

Simple Home said...

I haven't been online much in the past week or two, so thanks for the heads up about your contest. I'm trying to play catch-up in my reading of blog posts. I'd love to enter too.

Annemarie said...

Okay, first of all, I'm not commenting because I want that bag (although I do), but because I thought it was highttime to find out what all of my stitchy blogging friends have been up to :o) As usual, you've been super productive. And A NEW HOUSE TOO!!!

Emily looks stunning! Hey, and I've just finished reading 'The Secret Diary of Charlotte Bronte'! It was lovely curling up with something Bronte'realted again.

Hope you're well, Heidi. I've been thinking of you a lot and hope you, Jos and Dagi are well!

Carolien said...

I love the colour of the lady's dress, wow! Beautiful.

Bye & hugs, Carolien