June 26, 2012

Summer Gatherings Projects...

I have this new book and it's calling out to me. The title is Summer Gatherings and it was written by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles. Lisa is the owner of Primitive Gatherings in Menasha, Wisconsin, and I bought the book when Kathy D. and I pillaged the place went shopping there.

There are so many gorgeous projects in this book that I can't even imagine where to begin. I want to make everything! Look at this wool pillow with the geranium-filled pots!!!

In case you didn't know, when I owned Stitches, we had a geranium decor. There were planters outside the doors that were filled to the brim with red ones during the summer, and I had dark green walls with a border of geraniums to cheer me up year-round. I love them!

But, you know how I feel about pincushions, too. See the little bunny pincushion? Kathy made that one as a gift for me last year and I treasure it. I'm thinking that the strawberry one might make a nice new one for the sewing room, though...and I can make a twin for Kathy! What do you think?

This floral mat bursting with flowers caught my eye, too. Look at all the wonderful colors. I had no idea that hand-dyed wools came in so many different shades until I was bowled over by them in Lisa's shop!

I think that if I started making penny's with floral centers, I might not know when to quit. Wouldn't they make a fabulous quilt top? (When I'm an old lady!!!)

While I was trying to decide what to make next, my little sister, Diana asked me about my latest completed project...the scissors keep that I showed you last week. She hinted that she might like to have one. I think I'll make another, just for her, and we'll see if I'm any better with the binding than I was on my first one. After I finish that, then I'll decide what to tackle in the "Summer Gatherings" book.

What are you working on?

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moosecraft said...

That Summer Gatherings book is a real treat! Every project in there is so pretty and a must stitch! The geranium pillow is on my list too!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, that book looks gorgeous! I love penny rugs, but have never made one. I have been crocheting an afghan while sitting with my husband. He likes for me to be near, but I can't stand not having something working all the time! Have a nice day! Twyla

Sue said...

Oh I have that wonderful book! And yes, it's awesome. I bought a kit from Primitive Gatherings when I was up there two summers ago. I really need to get that out and start working on it!

I'm heading back to PG in July! Can't wait!!

Enjoy your summer!!

Minimiss said...

What delightful looking projects. I can see why the geranium cushion caught your eye. I wish I had the time to do more of this type of work.

Queenie Believe said...

Soooo many wonderful projects to choose from, enjoy!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

DeeDee said...

I love this book... you are working in my area now.. I love working with wool's... the penny rug is so my favorite and yes a quilt top like this would be awesome.. and oh so warming... cannot wait to see what you make... it is bound to be beautiful... I just made two lil wool needle keeps and now moving on to bath robes for the grandies... happy sewing

Patty said...

looks like lots of really neat projects in that little book!

Createology said...

Summer Gatherings looks like a bounty of goodness to stitch. I am thinking Fall for wool and such wonderful projects. Somehow my summer is fleeting away with the rotten deck removal project. That must have been such a great shop to pillage and plunder. Blissful Stitching my dear...

Michelle May said...

If their booth was one little itsy bitty as fabulous as that store than OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!
ok...I'm breathing again.


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