Friday, April 3, 2015

pockets....

Pockets are so handy in any form. I finished up one of the pockets I started last week....

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pink dupioni silk embellished with parts of an old hanky, my own printed cloth, lace and stitching

the other side....cording to mimic strings of a mandolin and hard to see all the stitching done here.

Karen Ruane is selling a PDF download of one of her doodles here. I have so many ideas on how to use this. So far, I've printed it on dupioni silk and made myself a little pocket for a small knitting project. There are so many different ways to use this and she talks about that here. Go on over and check it out. Here's the pocket I made this morning.

a silk pocket using Karen Ruane's PDF download

Once a year, my quilting bee has a gift exchange. We had such a wonderful time and exchanged so many beautiful items. Here's a pic of all of us. We sure do look happy in this picture....don't we....that's me in the white blouse up front.

Simply Quilters bee

Some of us stopped at a local quilt shop on the way home and there were some things I couldn't resist.


The garden is doing well and I actually picked Swiss Chard for my salad this week. It will be awhile before anything else is ready for picking. The temperature reaches 80 almost every day. It does feel wonderful spending some time outdoors this time of year.

Wishing you all a great weekend and lots of creativity.

15 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Well, I've never thought of making pocket, what a great idea
Briony
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deanna7trees said...

Els said....

Your "mandolin pocket" looks so wonderful Deanna ! You did very well here !
(Great download from Karen, I saw it already)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your pocket is made with one of my favourite fabrics. Guess I'm a little odd in that my favourites are dupioni silk and denim!! Your pockets are wonderful - one more thing on my wanna-do list (that grows ever longer).

Jane Galley said...

love your pockets, especially liked the one with Karen's doodle sheet. Looks fabulous

Anneliese said...

Your pockets are so charming - and I love that they are in colour. The PDF downloadable doodle of Karen looks wonderful on your silk.

Anneliese said...

Oh yes, I forgot to tell you my admiration for your wonderful quilting bee - a hapy group !

Rachel said...

Yes, the mandolin is a success - and it sounds like a successful week.

karen said...

you do all look happy at your group meeting Deanna and it's fatal stopping at any kind of fabric shop...spend spend spend. I adore the pockets, the one you made with your own fabric is beautifully rich...

Anita said...

lovely pockets. You all look so happy..was this picture taken after you girls visited the quilt shop :-) ?

Mosaic Magpie said...

Great looking pockets! You are lucky to have a group to quilt/sew with. Nice fabric finds at the quilt shop.
xo,
Deb

Nancy said...

Yep, ya can't go wrong with a pocket!! Yours are beautiful. I especially like the soft colors and details of the silk one. How nice to have a group of like-minded folks to get together with. I am interested to see more of the three fabric choices on the right. Have a good week.

Jillayne said...

First of all, yes, you all look wonderfully happy... very happy indeed. And I do love your treasures you found - the fabrics look especially enticing.
I haven't yet made a pocket, although I've been meaning to for some time - it seems a right thing to do in a class of Karen's... I love both of these, and using Karen's design to make a pocket was very inspired - I bet she very much approved!

handstories said...

Pretty pockets! They remind me of an favorite picture book….
http://www.amazon.com/Pockets-Jennifer-Armstrong/dp/0517709279

Nancy said...

Cindy~ I looked at that book...it looks so good! Thank you. This is the one that came to my mind:
http://www.amazon.com/Peters-Pocket-Judi-Barrett/dp/068930403X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428459202&sr=1-2&keywords=peter%27s+pockets

underatopazsky said...

Just love the printing on silk - it's so delicate and such a wonderful effect and those gorgeous little pockets. I really wish we had an inkjet instead of a laser printer!

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