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Scrap Happy May

May 14, 2022

first, a follow-up from for the horn (tsunibukuro) bag in April

I found a way to keep the lining from pulling out when removing things from the bag

(handspun hemp balls, getting ready to weave)

stitching a channel through both layers of fabric

with a hole on either side of the bag, finished with buttonhole stitch

and an old length of kumihimo cord – just the right length and colour

the ends are finished with a Japanese fabric “flower”

now the lining stays put and nothing can fall out

still working on the book pages

pages 17 and 18 – only two left to finish

on the right – scraps of Japanese kimono silks

the heart is possibly my favorite so far

it is from a very old pillowcase – my Mom’s embroidery, which I have copied in white thrums

all our pillowcases were embroidered as well as the top of sheets and around the bottom of my petticoats

yes, as a child I wore dresses and petticoats – that dates me!

I like how the flowers in the two pages are similar

happy Spring everyone (Autumn for Kate)

it is still unseasonably cold here, more like March

and from Kate a list of happy scrappers

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean (me), Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Viv

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2022 11:02 pm

    The heart is exquisite, and I love how you’ve echoed the flowers in white on the dark blue fabric framing it.


    • May 17, 2022 10:16 am

      Kate – thank you, I needed to fill it up with something – there are five 15 minute days for the page. It worked out well.

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  2. May 16, 2022 2:49 am

    Love your blue bag! My mother didn´t do any embroidering until she was old! I think I learned it from Grandma!


    • May 16, 2022 11:15 am

      rutigt – but at least most of us had family members who would teach us- and we were interested – not so much these days.

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  3. May 15, 2022 6:20 am

    I like the way the flowers match too – and I embroidered pillowcases for my “Hope Chest” with baskets of flowers on them, and birds. My Swedish Great Aunt taught me, what fun to remember. Ya it’s cold here down the hill too!


    • May 15, 2022 10:55 am

      Kjerstin – oh, how times have changed! I had a Hope Chest too – and some strange things in it. My granddaughters didn’t learn to embroider (their loss?) and don’t know what a hope chest is.


  4. May 15, 2022 6:03 am

    I love your heart. I don’t really follow what you did with the bag but if it works well done. By sheer chance I have worked on my stitchbook this month, and I have started a Japanese bag which I’ve not yet blogged about. Love your projects. Also did I tell you that the recipient of the First card I made with the woven square absolutely loved it, and has asked me no end of questions about it, she has never waxed so lyrical about any of the many cards I have made her before


    • May 15, 2022 11:03 am

      Cathy – happy to hear that your friend enjoyed our joint efforts with the card. I just made the bag a drawstring, a little more complicated after it was lined and finished. Hope to see your Japanese bag when it is finished.


  5. May 15, 2022 4:15 am

    That little heart is so sweet. Glad you found a way to anchor that lining.


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    May 15, 2022 2:50 am

    I love the idea of your Mother embroidering everything! And using scraps of her work when the original wore out for your book is lovely.


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