MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A new project

As if I need to start anything else (!), yesterday I pieced together a new hussif.  When I was going through my stash a little while ago I realized I had several things that had the theme of roses and set them aside to ponder what I might make to use them.  I could, of course, have simply made a crazy quilted block but that didn't serve a useful purpose.  The main colour theme (white) didn't lend itself to making a purse because that simply wouldn't be practical (at least for slobby me!!).  My mind kept turning to a hussif with a matching purse that would serve to carry extra sewing goodies that wouldn't fit into the hussif itself.  Perhaps the purse could be large enough to also carry an in-process project too.  Hmmmm..... ponder, ponder. 

Well, all that pondering has led to me starting another hussif.  This one will be different from the others I've done.  I plan to make the inside more detailed with lots and lots of roses embroidered everywhere. 



This is the left side of my hussif (it's a three-fold 'book').  


And this is the right side.

I had several rose-themed hankies in my stash so I was able to use them in this project.  I have a collection of rose brooches and such that I plan to include, as well as embroider lots of roses.





For those of you who are new to my blog, perhaps you might like to see my other two hussifs, so click on 'Crazy Quilting' in my sidebar and it will take you to my projects.  A scroll through will yield pics of the hussifs. 

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Some of you might find THIS article of interest.  Mary Corbet discusses various forms of transferring patterns for embroidery and there is lots of good information that you might find helpful.
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Today, the quote is from Winnie the Pooh.... "What day is it?" asked Pooh.  "It's today." squeaked Piglet.  "My favourite day." said Pooh.


8 comments:

Suztats said...

oh how pretty this will be! Love the Pooh quote!

Renee said...

I scrolled through some of your other posts. Your hussifs and your purses are fantastic! I look forward to seeing this one when you finish!

liniecat said...

pretty it certainly is MA - so adorable !!

Louise Oakes said...

A gorgeous selection of pieces and placement, Karen is a fabulous teacher. A hussif will be going on my to do list, they're such a fabulous idea. I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses♡

janie krig said...

White and roses, it is very romantic.

Beedeebabee said...

Another one of your beautiful projects in the making!...Adorable quote! xoxo

karen said...

pretty, gorgeous, exquisite.....love these cloths Mary Anne, they are very special.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I had to come back here to see the beginning and I am glad I did as I don't think I had read it.
xo,
Deb