Good day and Welcome ...
I am hosting for Julia Plunkett, who has been a cheerleader in many ways...She does not have a blog and we like to assist those by hosting for them on their day...
( this is Julia's entry)
Tammy 4 All Seasons
Hello! I would like to thank Mary for the awesome job of keeping us on track for this blog hop and Madame Samm for hosting my blog post. A very special thank you to my husband for taking pictures of my bag.
So, when this blog was announced I was really on the fence about it. I love counted cross stitch and the Tammy Bag is one of my favorite small projects to sew. After much dithering I decided to go for it and signed up. I might have gotten a little nudge from a certain person. I knew that I wanted to do the winter pattern because of a fabric that I had in my stash. Another reason why I decided to participate is because of what this year holds for me.
This year is going to be tough at times for me. In April, my parents would have been married for 60 years. In July it'll be the 50th anniversary of my father's death (he was killed in action in Viet Nam). In October my youngest son will turn 25! In December it'll be the 25th anniversary of my mom's death followed by yours truly turning 60! I really don't care much about my age but it it was the realization that it's going to be 50 years since my dad's death and 25 for my mom's that I'm struggling with. In the back of my mind I'm wondering where those years went. So, I decided to participate in the blog hop in the hopes that it would soothe my troubled soul. As I was stitching my winter Tammy it brought back memories of my mom teaching me counted cross stitch. It has been years since I've done any counted cross stitch and it felt good. Thank you Madame Samm for bringing this blog hop! It really was what I needed.
Now for some details about my Tammy bag. I actually did something that I normally don't do and that is I changed colors in the pattern. The fabric that I used for the bag is primarily blue so I decided to change the dress color to blue. I'm pleased with my results and love how my blue dress goes so well with the fabric. Unfortunately, I was unable to make a pinny because I developed a nasty crack in my right thumb and it hurts like the dickens to do any kind of handiwork. Thanks so much for dropping by and looking at my Tammy Bag. Again, thanks to my hubby, Madame Samm and Mary!!