Friday, January 16, 2015

Julia Plunkett Tammy Bag for all Seasons..hosting for her

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!!







January 16, 2015

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55 comments:

  1. Oh...I am SEW glad you joined! Your stitching is perfect!!!! and the "kicker" is those shoes on the handle of the bag!!!! GREAT IDEA! I just love it! Wow! You were definitely thinking ahead when you bought that one! Perfection! 60 or not...You ROCKED THIS!!!!!!

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  2. Gorgeous Tammy Julia! Love the colors you used for your gown. Thank you for joining the hop and for sharing.

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  3. The blue in the dress does match the fabric perfectly. I love it! I love that purse frame too. Your like me, I like those cute and fancy purse frames. Yours is perfect for the Winter Tammy. Thanks so much for joining the hop.

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  4. Julia, this is a wonderfull Tammy! I have some of these shoe frames at home, they are so great! The Winter pattern is one I also have to stitch, it is sooooooo incredibly nice!

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  5. Julia, your Tammy Bag is gorgeous. I love the blue you chose to embroider with and the blue you used for your bag.
    Thank you for being part of this wonderful hop. I hope you will join us again.

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  6. Your stitching is beautiful. The colors you chose are so rich looking. I really like the high heels on top of your purse frame. Great job!

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  7. A beautiful Tammy Bag; love the blue, gorgeous dress!

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  8. The blue gown is lovely. I think you made a wise choice. Nice job.

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  9. Gorgeous Tammy bag with such wonderful colours!

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  10. The colors are nice and the bag turned out beautifully!

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  11. Your blue colors look fabulous! What a great job with the substitution and shading. Love those heels!

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  12. I love the blue colorway in the cross stitch design! That really pops! Great finish!

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  13. Your Tammy Bag looks stunning in the blue!

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  14. Really pretty in blue Julia...you know what is wonderful to read..that cross stitching can be very therapeutic and fills you with a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of pride..and that you did...wonderful Tammy Bag..

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  15. Love the dress in blue. Great job of stitching up a lot of memories. Your Tammy is very pretty.

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  16. How beautiful! You did a great job! Yes, stitching can really calm those jangled nerves and allow you to enjoy your happy memories and reflect on those that are not so happy.

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  17. Your bag is so beautiful and I love the purse handle! The fabric looks rich and elegant - so beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  18. The blue is very pretty, I can see why you picked this fabric and stitched it in blue.

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  19. The blue dress looks fantastic. I love the little shoes on the handle too. Those are perfect for that design.

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  20. Julia, your bag is gorgeous! I love the handle you chose for it, too. The blue dress is stunning. I am wishing you a wonderful year.

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  21. Oh Julia! I was touched by your story. A tough year indeed. I wish you strength for it. As for your bag. It is fabulous. The blue is even more beautiful than the original colours. I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing not only your project, but also your story.

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  22. That's such a pretty bag. I love the shoes that make the clasp!

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  23. My favorite color is blue. ..I love the dress and your fabric choice was perfect. I think your Tammy bag turned out georgeous! !!

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  24. Gorgeous. Your color changes are spot on! Glad you joined in on all the fun and hope to see more of you soon!

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  25. Love the blue dress!!! Gorgeous! I think it is so touching that you chose to do this project to remind you of times with your mother. Hope you continue to do that this year and celebrate them both while also enjoying YOUR life in this beautiful world. x ~Cori

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  26. Very pretty work. I love your handle with the shoes. Too cute!

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  27. The blues are just so rich and regal looking. Great choices. Great job all the way around.

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  28. Beautiful work! I love the blue. I am feeling so inspired by the stitching and stories in this hop. Thank you for sharing your work and your memories. May this year be a wonderful celebration of life for you ... :) Pat

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  29. I love the beautiful blue change of color. It is very elegant. You bag looks great without the pinny. You can always add it later.

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  30. Beautiful stitching...and I especially like the gorgeous blue fabric - elegant.

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  31. It looks just gorgeous in blues...love it! Take care of that nasty cut! :O)

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  32. Blue is my favorite color, so you know I'm in love with the blue dress. The Tammy bag is over the moon gorgeous. I'm glad that the cross stitching was a wonderful experience for you. I lost my husband 17 months ago and I still never know when I'm going to cry. Right now I seem to in a stage where I can talk about it and I'm ok. I know that can change any second. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing the emotional journey associated with the project. I've heard that every quilt has a story and I think every project has a story and I enjoy hearing them. You are an inspiration. Please take care of yourself, not just physically but also emotionally this year.

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  33. Exquisite Tammy you sewed up,and the snowflake fabric perfect!

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  34. Beautiful blue color dress and the snowflake fabric sets it off quite well.

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  35. I adore the elegant fabric you selected and those shoes on the clasp! Perfection! It will be 20 years this year since my mom passed away and i found hours i spent cross stitching for this hop were a great time for contemplation and memories of the first kit she bought for me.

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  36. The change in colors was wonderful - neat to see the blue. You did well. The frame couldn't have been more appropriate with the heels. Maybe you should just take that striking bag, your hubby, and go out on the town!!

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  37. Very pretty! Love the show clasp on the handle. Would you mind telling me where you found it? I would appreciate it!! :-)

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    1. Amy, it's been awhile since I bought the purse frame but I seem to remember buying them on etsy. Hope this helps.

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  38. Hello, Gorgeous! I love, love, love your blue Winter Tammy. The dress looks as though it is velvet. It's also my favorite color, but that had nothing to do with my opinion. I can relate to your feelings of sadness with this time of year. For me, it is fall. My daughter died at age 23 11 years ago in October, my mom died 37 years ago just days before her 52nd birthday, also in Oct., and my dad died 5 years ago in September. Sometimes you need something to pull you out of the depression. I hope this blog hop helped salve your soul.

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  39. Your Tammy bag is gorgeous - beautiful winter cross-stitch.

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  40. Oh, so sorry about your sore thumb!! Winter is miserable for cracked skin. I understand a little of what you are going through--the 6th anniversary of my husbands death is in 3 days. Every year is different, but every year I grieve. I'm glad that the blog hop helped cheer you on--I know that it helped me. I love your blue dress, it is stunning!!

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  41. Julia, your Tammy is just beautiful. I love the color you chose for it and those handles are ooh la la la fabulous!!

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  42. I love it in blue, just lovely! Hope your thumb feels better. It is clear from your work that you have honored your parents' memory by adding beauty to the world, they would both be proud.

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  43. Such a beautiful Tammy bag. You did a fabulous job on the stitching and I love the blue dress.

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  44. I love the colors that you used! Beautiful!

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  45. Oh my your bag is stunning! I love the blue- good call on the color change! I love the shoe clasp so much, and cracks in thumbs are the WORST!

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  46. I love your color change and am so sorry about your thumb. Hopefully it heals quickly and you'll be able to get back to stitching soon.

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  47. Sorry I am late to comment, was traveling this weekend...your Tammy is beautiful and that dress just sparkles! Hope your thumb heals quickly!!

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  48. Mom! It looks beautiful! You talking about your mom teaching you how to cross stitch only reminds me of YOU teaching ME to cross stitch! I always remember you saying, "the back should look just as good as the front." :) The tradition continues! Lotsa love! <3

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  49. Julia...your Tammy bag is stunning...gorgeous...love it!! As a new cross stitching I can only hope, in time, to stitch so beautiful. I have been embroidering for some 55 years, since I was 'knee high to a grass hopper' and I must say my embroidery backs are as neat as the front. I can not say that about my cross stitching....hopefully after a bit more experience my cross stitching projects will have neat backs too. Thanks for hopping with us!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  50. What a beautiful blue. Love your Tammy. I am glad your stitching brought you some peace, you do have a lot of anniversaries this year. Hope you continue to find some peace.

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  51. Your color changes are fabulous and your bag turned out gorgeous. Amazing to think how fast time slips by. Thanks for sharing and hugs and prayers to you.

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  52. Julia's bag is lovely - love the change to blue - and hope that she felt peace with every stitch as she remembered her Momma.

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  53. Your bag is very elegant looking!

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