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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Something finished with the Stitch Me Up HOP

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE. 



I'd like to share a New FO that was worked up for the current blog Hop called Stitch Me Up.




 This is the design I choose to do and use it as a pocket to hold sheets of paper in a New FO, a gardening organizer that is now complete!  For many years we harvest our seeds and typically I use envelopes to store them and keep them together by clamping them with a butterfly office clamp.   I'm thinking and so hoping that this placemat organizer might be a perfect project to gather and store these items in a much prettier manner.  That I can now hang on the side of our growing shelves in the basement.  All in one place and easy to utilize, that should save time!



For the final photo shot, I grabbed some of the seed packets I have in to insert them into the different sized gallons bags (there are seven of them) I sewed in. Using a twill tape trim stitched in the center that also hides the raw edge of the embroidered pocket panel. The pocket is the perfect size for letter sized paper or as pictured new gardening gloves. The handles are a heavier black webbing that I attached in a manner to finish nicely on both the outside and interior finishing with small squares of velcro to hold it all together. The hook side is on the left so if I'm writing my hand won't be scratched by the hook side (I'm right handed) but if a left handed person made one then putting the hook side on the right could be handier for them. I need to run downstairs to store it and I'll be gathering my other seeds while I'm there.
This was a quick and fun project to stitch up and I'm hoping that I'll be saving all kinds of times by being more organized. I can only HOPE!
If you have time, please check out some of the other blogs that are participating in this Stitch Me Up Hop by using the following links:





 
FRIDAY March 22nd
 
Quiltsmiles that's ME!

Thanks to  Madamme Samm, Cyndi and Debbie for providing us with so many gorgeous designs it was hard to decide.  Also thanks to our fabulous cheerleader Jane of Jane's Fabrics  whom I fondly refer to as the other Jane. lol

NOW the reality check - We got 8 inches of snow dumped in our region on Tuesady.  Any gardening will be a long way off.  But I'm not stressing about it, just watching a little friend who visits routinely and scouts out the seeds under the bird feeder.

Jane
PS:  I don't know how these different sized fonts appeared.  I keep trying to have them all the same and while editing they all say normal size but that is not what I see in print.  Oh well, I've worked on this post long enough and delayed it to fix it but can't,  so it will have to fly like it is. 

47 comments:

Dee said...

love the black and white combination - and what a useful carry all!

Carrie P. said...

great project you made with the embroidery design. Love the snow and rabbit photo.

Linda J said...

Just the ticket and something useful though with that snow you will not be putting it to use quite yet?

Your floral embroidery just sets it off!

Carol said...

8 inches of snow? Wow! But that little bunny doesn't seem to care, does he. I love the white on black look of your flower and want to run make something using that idea. I hope your seed holder helps you get organized...thanks for sharing!

Patty C. said...

WONDERFUL !!!

Madame Samm said...

YOur project is amazing....really terrific....looks wonderful on the dark fabric too...and your bunny...that is one big bunny lool

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I do love the color also...very nice work. |We got the snow too here in New Brunswick,Canada

Just Quilt It said...

What a great idea! Lovely stitching. I like your choice of fabric and colors, and this is such a practical project.

Brenda said...

A great idea! My seed packages are always just shoved in a unused flower pot. I am sure it will help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Kathy said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Very cute project and happy gardening!

Judy B said...

Love your seed holder! It would also work to keep your embroidery floss separate. Thank you for sharing.

Sheila said...

Great idea , your seeds will now be stored in style . I love Cosmos by the way :-)

Pauline said...

This is a very original idea! I like it very much, thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

Great job on the project. Black and white always look great together.

Carol said...

What a great idea, Jane! So sorry about all the snow!! We had a bit overnight, too--spring is certainly slow this year...

Beverly said...

What a grand idea! And it's so pretty. I know you will enjoy using it. That's a cute little bunny - love seeing it in the snow!

slacker said...

what a COOL idea!!! I should make something like this for my hubby (he's my main gardener man). Right now, has has a box, a bunch of sammich baggies, and a sharpie. I could make some pouches with dates (8 weeks before last frost, etc)... nice!

CaliQuilter said...

I love the seed organizer idea. Hope it warms up soon!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

What a great project. The embroidery is lovely.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi my sweet "other " Jane. I love this idea!! I am a big fan of organization. Your stitching is so pretty. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Loralynn said...

What a clever and pretty way to store your seeds! Thanks for sharing your idea and your lovely embroidery with us!

Sandra Rowe said...

What a terrific idea! I have lots of friends that could use on of them! Thanks for sharing!

apple blossom said...

nice love project

Jeanie said...

Nice seed folder! I hope your seeds sprout and look as lovely as the stitched flower!

Kathy H said...

Great idea to make your seed holder. We have made some smaller bags like that to hold floss and other small items for a project. I didn't realize how easily the bags would be to sew through. Love how pretty yours is.

lefuntz said...

Nice idea! I hope it helps keep you organized. It looks like a great way to carry embroidery projects too! I am working on replanting my herb garden this weekend. I wish I could send a little spring your way!

Jenny said...

great job, such a wonderful idea!

Jenny said...

great job! Such a wonderful idea!

Lou said...

Great idea! The stitchery is beautiful!

Amy said...

What a great little idea! Love the black and white color scheme. Great work!

carla said...

Hi!!! Great project and very pretty too!!!! My mom needs one of these!!! She keeps seeds everywhere!!!!

Tammy said...

What a pretty project. You did a really good job.

Cathi said...

What a great idea! You must have the nicest seed organizer anywhere!

ukcitycrafter said...

What a great project, pretty and so useful too.
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StitchinByTheLake said...

My sister is the gardener in our family and she would love this! blessings, marlene

lauraluvsloons said...

What a good idea. This folder could hold embroidery floss too.
I love adding touches of embroidery to useful items.

LJ said...

Your flower design worked up perfectly for your organizing bag. That would be a great way to keep fabric swatches for a quilt and maybe even the pattern. All those ideas would be available when going to the LQS!

madebymeinred said...

Very clever. Nice design.

Robin said...

Very clever bag!

Lisa said...

That seed holder is a nifty idea. We harvest them here too! But I cannot set anything out until May 1st or a frost might get it! Love your stitching and your seed holder!

Sherry said...

You made use of the design in a very clever way. I like the contrast of the light stitching on the dark fabric.

Britt-Inger said...

Your project is awesome. Thanks for sharing

Kristen King said...

What a great idea! :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Great idea for storing your seeds! Beautiful stitching on the dark fabric. I'm working on a similar project and sharing on Friday. Thanks for sharing. Think SPRING, I really don't want to go from winter to summer. Happy stitching Pauline

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! That is a terrific idea and so pretty too.
Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

What a creative idea! I love the white on black combination too.