It’s So Great To See You Again!!

It’s So Great To See You Again!!I am so happy to see you all again. Today is my day for the Cya In September Blog Hop organized by Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt and cheerleader Shari, both of whom have done a wonderful job getting everything setup and ready for all of us to show our projects from over the summer. A huge thank you to you both, I love participating in these hops, they keep me motivated and active and I love being able to share with everyone what I’ve been up to. Note: I’ve been informed by my webhost today Monday the 15th of September, that they are migrating (transferring) the server I am on to a newer server which will mean I will need to change my DNS/IP number at my domain registrar. If you should experience not being able to access this site, it will be because the domain is switching ips to the new server. I will get those numbers updated the moment I notice the migration has taken place. Please come back in a few hours should you experience a problem. I didn’t start on any summer projects until late in the summer, about mid August to early September actually. My main machine was out of commission and off to the shop for just over six weeks this summer, so the only way I could sew was via my embroidery machine, which is always setup to do embroidery even tho it will also do normal sewing. Above you see two jar covers which I absolutely adore. I think jar covers are cool, but I only use them for decoration. In the case of these two, they are going to a neighbor who makes fresh salsa and shares some of it with us every so often. I think she will really enjoy these for her jars. It’s So Great To See You Again!!

The jar cover patterns are from The Embroider Shoppe

These went together so easily, you can literally cut and sew each one in under ten minutes.

I didn’t cut my fabric on these according to the instruction, I like triangular shaping for my jar covers, so that I can vary the fabrics. In this case, I placed the gingham on the bottom, and a white on white fabric on top so that the embroidery would shine thru.

I used gingham strips that are torn on the edging for the bows. I like a frayed look on bows, so when I have to make a bow, it will almost always be frayed with the torn fabric.

All of the gingham used in my projects today are from Riley Blake.

It’s So Great To See You Again!!

Next up are what I’ll affectionately call my mood key rings. I call them that because now I have a key ring to suit my mood. The storage ring pattern is from GG Designs

While they were easy to create and sew each taking about 20 minutes, I did edit this pattern to meet my needs better. Each of these key rings closes with a zipper closure, the pattern has you stitching around the full zipper all at once. I don’t like doing this and I don’t like using tape to hold the zipper in place to do it like most patterns call for, so I took and added separate lines down each zipper side to stitch the folded edges down first, kind of like a “basting” type stitch, but a normal stitch. In the end, they are stitched over twice.

I also added to my pattern a quilting for the back of the ring. Her pattern back is not quilted, it’s not even stitched down to hold the fabrics and batting in place when your enclosing the storage case, so I quilted mine down to give the full quilted effect.

It’s So Great To See You Again!!

If I make this pattern again I’ve noted to make it slightly longer to fit a credit card as it’s just a little short of fitting a credit card into the pouch, but as you can see if would fit coins or money just fine.

The other pattern you see in the image is Miss Mouse. I love this pattern, which I purchased from Shiny Happy World on Craftsy.

These little mice are so fun to make, quick and easy to. In under 30 minutes you can have one of these made. I didn’t have the plastic pellets that the pattern calls for, so for now I’ve put some rice in a sandwich bag and placed it inside the mouse to weigh it down so it stands. The rest of it is filled with polyfil. The hardest part of creating this pattern is turning that mousetail inside out, but I even managed to do that without opening that point on the end. That rarely happens to me. 🙂

Miss Mouse is the only project that was stitched on my sewing machine once it returned home. All of the other projects are known as “in the hoop embroidery designs”. So yep, I stitched all the the projects with the exception of the mouse, in my embroidery hoop.

It’s So Great To See You Again!!

This next pattern is a fun pattern I intend to make many more of for Christmas this year, but in the smaller size. This pattern is from Moose B’Stitchin. This pattern and all the patterns I’ve ever bought from Moose B’Stitchin are exceptional to stitch out. The instructions are well done and easily understood. I do wish her images were larger, but other than that, I’ve never had any issue sewing out her patterns.

As you can see, my little mouse is hangin about, I really like how he turned out. 🙂

It’s So Great To See You Again!!

This is what Santa looks like laying down. I wanted you to see the full effect of the beard. The “Jumbo” Santa takes about 45 minutes to make.

Today’s other participating sites are:

Tuesday, September 23
 
Wednesday, September 24
 
Thursday, September 25
 
Friday, September 26
 
Monday, September 29
 
Tuesday, September 30
How arT you?
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Thank you sew much for stopping in today to have a look at my projects.

Cya Soon!!

It’s So Great To See You Again!!

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51 Responses to It’s So Great To See You Again!!

  1. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Amy says:

    Such adorable projects. I know a couple kiddos who would love the key chain projects. Too cute!

  2. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Linda J says:

    What fun projects you shared on your day! Love those little key rings. Going to make neat little stocking stuffers maybe?

  3. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Judy says:

    Your Santa is soooo cute, I really love it and it will be soon (!!!! time flies..) be very happy to show himself in action!

  4. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Susie Parr says:

    Love the projects so cute. Hugs, Susie x

  5. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Bente says:

    Very cute projects, love the Santa ☺
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Marlene says:

    I just love all of your projects so much but the key rings and the Santa are my favorites. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  7. I love your projects! How clever!!

  8. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Marcy says:

    Those key holders are really neat. Great idea. Yes, big enough for my drivers license and a credit card.

  9. It’s So Great To See You Again!!LJ says:

    Wonderful! Love all your projects. Santa is adorable. The key rings are my favorite.

  10. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Felicia Few says:

    Love your jar covers with the gingham and you mood key rings, they a very cute.

  11. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Mary W says:

    A great job on your bags. Love to make them too. Santa is so sweet.

  12. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Deonn says:

    Fun little projects that kept you busy all summer! Love the key ring pouches!

  13. Hi Marian! Super cute Santa, but I love those little key chains! I may have to head over and look at that pattern! I’m in the “mood” for little bags 🙂

  14. It’s So Great To See You Again!!rosa says:

    You have been very busy.Beautiful projects and very useful!

  15. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Joan says:

    Oh I love them, each and every one of them. Those key chains are just too cute!!!!!

  16. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Pauline says:

    Love the Santa…and the jar covers…well, they sure make the perserving jars pretty for gift giving! Thanks for sharing your summer sewing projects! Happy stitching, Pauline

  17. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Julie in WA says:

    Your projects are very cute! Lots of smaller pieces to work with, but maybe the patterns are easy!

  18. Your projects are adorable! Bummer about your machine being out of commission, but lucky that you had another! Thanks for sharing all the things that have kept you busy!

  19. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Jane says:

    Oh, your little key chain bags are so cute. You must have found really small zippers somewhere. Your most and Santa are also cute. What great ideas you had.

  20. It’s So Great To See You Again!!tonia conner says:

    The santa is always my favorite, The change purses are adorable and great gifts. Your sewing is immaculate.

  21. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Joanne H. says:

    How wonderfully cute! I admire anyone who can be without their machine for any length of time and not go crazy. Even though you were limited in your sewing time, you sure did create a lot of fun things. Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

  22. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Leah says:

    Cute projects, love the gingham mouse. very clever way to use the gingham.

  23. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Vickie says:

    What cute things you’ve made Marian,especially the “mood key rings ” ! I love the new look of your blog too !

  24. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Lana says:

    I LOVED your SANTA!!!! Just in time for Christmas too!!! PERFECTION!

  25. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Lana says:

    Love the SANTA! He’s adorable! He is just in time for Christmas! GREAT JOB!

  26. Your jar covers are too sweet! The pouches are cute too. Great job!

  27. Great grouping here, nice to see all these things created in the summer 🙂

  28. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Mary says:

    Those would all make wonderful gifts. Great summer sewing ideas.

  29. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Carol says:

    I need to use my embroidery machine more because these projects are just beautiful and so fun! Love them all!

  30. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Nini~ says:

    That mouse is so cute! I like your keyring pouch, being able to hold a credit card would be a perfect size. Your Santa is lovely, a fun project for Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

    Nini~

  31. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Joyce Carter says:

    Cute projects, Marian. I know your neighbor will love the jar covers. They’re not only useful, but look so good sitting on the counter.
    And I really love the key rings. You could place your money or card in there for a quick run to the store.
    I have an embroidery machine, but I don’t know how to do the beautiful things you do on yours. They’re all amazing projects. Thanks for sharing.

  32. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Dorian says:

    What cute projects! You did a great job.

  33. It’s So Great To See You Again!!gail says:

    What cute projects, all great little gift ideas! 🙂

  34. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Shari says:

    Great projects…love those jar covers, I’m sure you neighbour will put them to good use! Cute mouse too! Santa’s beard looks great. I love the look of work from the embroidery machine; I’ll have to try one of those soon LOL

  35. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Jeanie says:

    I love your quick, but really cute, projects! Thanks for sharing today!

  36. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Elizabeth says:

    Really cute projects! The jar covers are a great idea.

  37. It’s So Great To See You Again!!mdm samm says:

    http://www.malinisquilts.com would you please add malini to your blog roll so we can find her as easily as we found you..thank you

  38. It’s So Great To See You Again!!mdm samm says:

    nice jars…your use of gingham was creative indeed

  39. Amazing all that you done! There are going to be many happy recipients!! Thanks for sharing!

  40. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Catherine says:

    Your projects are cute and useful. My daughter in law would love the jar covers. The key rings are fun and Miss Mousie is a standout! How clever you are. Thank you for the links to the projects.

  41. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Colette says:

    Cute projects. Love your little “mood keyrings”

  42. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Alcea Rosea says:

    Lovely projects, the little key pouch looks so useful. Santa’s beard is wonderful.

  43. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Susan says:

    Adorable projects. You make them sound so easy. I really should learn to use the embroidery unit on my machine. When my second husband I got engaged, he bought me a new sewing machine with an embroidery unit for my birthday which was a month before we got married. We were married for seven years and I never used it. I wonder if I used it now, if he would know it? He is in heaven, now. He loved to see me quilt. I just haven’t been able to do much of anything in the last year plus. I guess it just takes time to get back in the groove. I’m going to visit my daughter and her little boys in a couple weeks. I’ll be there for almost three weeks. Her mother-in-law her husband last year, too and she’s taking a trip, so I’m going to watch the boys while my daughter and son-in-law work. That ought to keep me hopping. I always enjoy my trip there. Thanks for participating and giving me some great ideas for some “quick” projects.

  44. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Heleen Groot says:

    Love all the projects. Really handy stuff too! I still have a fear of zippers to overcome, so I will not be following in your footsteps. Still, I might just attempt one of those….. Love the jar covers. So fun. Thank you for sharing!

  45. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Carla says:

    Your “mood key rings” are great. What neat gifts they would make. I’m sure your neighbor will love the jar covers. An embroidery machine would be very handy to make all these very fun projects.

  46. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Sharon says:

    Love itty bitties – all so cute.

  47. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Anita says:

    Love your cute, small projects!

  48. It’s So Great To See You Again!!cindy says:

    Cute projects. With Christmas just around the corner I’m eyeing those key rings! They look like great “quick and easy” gifts.

  49. It’s So Great To See You Again!!Judy B says:

    Love your jar covers! Having an embroidery machine looks like fun. Thank you for sharing.

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