Mar 31, 2016

Loving Linen

snowy winter days and nights
stitching beckoned

though these are details on the front of a purse/bag

I learned to love linen in a new way last summer

(photographed in this mornings soft light)
most of us have heard that
 on hot days
 loose linen garments are cooling
 to wear

last summer i experienced how true this is
air can move through loose natural fibers

plus linen feels like home
comfy, crisp but soft
alive yet cozy

I am not much of a seamstress
when i sew i find in the end i would have preferred to do things differently
such a math problem to make patterns as one goes

still i am enjoying this linen bag



  1. Lovely Tammie!!


  2. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Une nouvelle corde à votre arc ! Vous êtes très talentueuse !
    Toutes mes félicitations, j'aime beaucoup la poésie de vos points !

    Je vous embrasse,

    1. so kind and beautifully poetic of you Martine

  3. I enjoy linen as well. I'm not a good stitcher -- I lack the patience. So when I see this my heart just smiles, great big smiles! It's simply lovely!

    1. thank you Jeanie, so good to inspire smiles.

  4. Linen is such a beautiful material and what you've done is great, I love it so much and can well imagine how relaxing and enjoyable this must have been to do on a cold Winter's night. A super bag, it feels so natural and simple, just what I love!

    1. thank you dear Kat. Yes, it was relaxing and enjoyable.
      the bag is full of pockets to hold this and than as well as a big pocket in the back, just did not photograph all of that.

  5. Very nice! Love the way you displayed the purse.

    1. i wondered if anyone would notice where it is hung.
      that beautiful and handy metal rack is made by a friend of mine. I LOVE it! It is on my wood shed.

  6. the bag is gorgeous..all the delicate stitching. I love the softness of linen and how it hangs..feels lovely on the skin.

  7. how very lovely! it looks earthy yet gently enchanting.

  8. It's lovely! I absolutely love embroidery and applique on linen. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I'll be back to visit again :)

  9. Your line bag is so lovely!! Very delicate and natural taste. Sorry if my English does not make sense.
    The bag is taken well in the soft light. Happy spring!

  10. Your stitching is adorable Tammie. The bag is lovely - such beautiful natural shades you have chosen that complement the raw linen. I love linen too.

  11. I nearly missed this, and I am so glad I didn't. Your embroidery on linen is so original with lovely delicate stitching.
    And isn't that lovely how you have displayed it with your garden tools.
    Your bag looks wholesome and organic - I am not sure if these are the right words but I think you will know what I mean.

  12. Ooooh! Very cool embroidery. They look like a collection of islands that I'd like to visit one day. The bag is fantastic! I love linen, but I'm loathe to wear it, because I hate ironing. Having a linen bag is a great way to enjoy the beauty of linen without all the wrinkles. Great idea!


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