Friday, July 8, 2011

Project Pouch and This and That

I have lots of stitching bags already, but I thought that a large flat pouch type thing would be convenient to carry my current project with me wherever I go.  I just open the flap and everything's right there, no digging down to the bottom of a bag!
Inside there's a pocket for thread and scissors and a place for pins and needles.  I used a package of sewing theme buttons to decorate it inside and out. 
I thought the picture I embroidered for the front was very appropriate!
Now, here's a couple of family pictures:
This is my brother, my dad and me celebrating Dad's 90th birthday.  My hubby, sister-in-law, daughter and son-in-law were there, too, just not in this picture.  The cool thing about this restaurant is if you go there on your birthday you get the percentage off your meal the same as your age.  Since Dad is 90, his dinner was nearly free!  Did you notice my new tattoo?  I'll show you a better picture of it some time.  And speaking of my daughter, she had a chance to go ghost hunting in Detroit recently with some of the Ghost Hunters.  She was pretty excited about visiting this spooky looking place.
Here she is with Steve, one of the Ghost Hunters.
I really love that show, don't you?  But then I love most every show about the paranormal, maybe my daughter got that from me.  No, actually, she believed in ghostly things long before I did, I was skeptical for a long time.  How do you feel about these things?
Tigger says, Who cares, as long as I have a full dish and get plenty of naps!  Thanks for stopping by!


Annie said...

Super cute bag with such an adorable little stitchery design. That really does look handy.

Is that a permanent tattoo? Wow!

Karen said...

Yes, Annie, it's permanent! Thanks for complimenting my project bag!

Branlaadee said...

Oh my gosh! I love Steve! He's my favorite GH. I'd tell you my personal paranormal stories, but I dont want the internet to think I am crazier than it already does.

Your pouch is adorable. I love the little birdie stitching.

Nancy said...

I love your stitching bag, and the bluebird embroidery is just beautiful! Tigger is adorable! I would like to see a closeup of your tatoo. I don't have any, but all three of our daughters do.

Sally said...

I love your pouch Karen. Is it so pretty.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, how exciting! Ghost Hunters is my favorite tv show and Steve is my favorite member! I do believe in ghosts. I don't know how you'd deny all the evidence. Your embroidery is beautiful. I am just discovering your blog (due to a google search for embroidery patterns). So nice to meet you! Twyla

The Tame Lion said...

Nice post! Great pics!
Well done, Karen!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the bag! That is so neat. How cool about Ghost Hunters. We don't watch the shows--there are British versions as well--but I *think* I do believe. In any case, it's fun to hear about them!

Happy birthay to your dad.

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Tiger is adorable! I love the flat bag, what an excellent idea and the embroidey is charming! Happy 90th birthday to your father!

Solstitches said...

Oh I love this. The embroidery design is really pretty and you made something lovely but yet very useful from it.
I've enjoyed looking round your blog and have added myself to your followers :)