Sunday, April 17, 2011

GreenStitch Episode 32 - Spring, spring, spring

I'm so happy spring is finally arriving in Western New York. Hopefully, no more snow in the background of my photos! You can listen to the full episode here.

Check out the Repurpose-Along 2011 Flickr group and add your own! Shilo and I (do check out her podcast, it's wonderful) will do our drawings next weekend. I've got to get a move on and finish my backpack, too. I'll not be eligible for the drawing, of course, but I want to impose the deadline on myself, too, in the spirit of the project.

Here's my work-in-progress. Check out the process in It's a Wrap. It looks rather dull in this photo, but up-close it has a really neat, vintage feel.

Here's another book on the same topic: Sewing Pottery by Machine.

It was really fun to chat with Erika from Miss Sews It All. By all means, check out Erika's great links here:


  1. Your verbal description of it's a wrap was so nice and cagy (you were great not to give it away) but until I saw your photo, I didn't get how great it was. NOw I want to try!

    Thank you for giving me a moment of feeling important by mentioning my upside down umbrella bag. I love having a bag that actually FITS into the plastic bag holder frame/rack at the grocery store.

  2. how do you attach the rope/fabric together? is it by hand or machine? I like the concept -
    from carol aka landscapelady

    I searched for your facebookpage and couldn't find it? I love your podcast - you inspire me! thank you - could you like my page - then I can find you and like you back to keep up

  3. Anne, the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned this wrapping cord technique was....all the ugly fabric (or was it blocks?) you have been given through your quilt guild. I bet this would be a good way to use it up and disguise the awfulness all at once!

  4. Carol - the rope holds together by zig-zagging, all on the machine. Thanks for the nice words! Re: Facebook - do a search on "GreenStitch" and I will pop right up - or, easier yet, just click "join me on Facebook" on the right side of the blog page.

    Laurel, love your new episode - and I still have thoughts of the loveliness of your umbrella bag!

    Holly - yes, ugly fabrics would be perfect for the cord-wrapping technique! As for the blocks -- hmmm, could be! The extra seams may add bulk that could be problematic, but then again, maybe not - I may give that a try!

  5. the best way to spend the spring season is making something creative like this, there are moments when I feel so alone and that's perfect to avoid that feeling.