Saturday, July 31, 2010

Time for a Clamshell Club Update

Can you believe it? It's the end of July already! That means it's time for an update of the Clamshell Club. I have decided to make a bag with my clamshells - a project that is not too big, nor too small. Since I am using my Kaffe fabrics and an assortment of Japanese prints, it has given me a chance to take a close look at the fabrics I have collected up until now. I seem to have a lot of dark colours, but almost no lights. I wanted to do a row of light clamshells between the other rows.

I am not sure if I am getting the effect I wanted, but this is what I have so far. I have only sewn three rows of clamshells together, but they signify at least six rows because I have had to unsew many times. Well, back to the drawing board for me. Hopefully I will have more to show next month.




If you want to see more Clamshell efforts go to Jossie's blog, Cybeles Patch, (just click on the icon on the left) and then click on the club members listed on her sidebar.




I should also update you on seeing the Jersey Boys a couple of nights ago. They were fantastic! I loved every minute of the show. Their performance was a little loud, but then I am getting a little older. There were a lot of bad words, but I can handle those. LOL. All in all a terrific performance! Our Japanese visitors did not understand much of it, but they loved the music and bought a program and a CD so they can 'study' it. Gosh those girls are cute. They are so dedicated and hard working. They left yesterday and I miss them already.

11 comments:

Karen said...

I like what I see! Very pretty! July sure did go by fast and I didn't get as far on my clamshells as I would have liked.

Gisele said...

Hi Hetty, they're looking pretty good to me so far. I think we are all experiencing a bit of unpicking during the process, so don't despair!

Pat said...

I'm glad you liked the show. I have a clamshell project finished maybe 3/4 of the way now for a couple of years. Wonder if I even remember how to proceed with it? LOL

grendelskin said...

They look terrific, I like the pink row. Gisele is right, I think most of us have done at least some unpicking, so your'e not alone!

Cybele's patch said...

Like Karen I also like what I see. I think whatever fabric you use clamshells always look wonderful. I really enjoy reading about everyone's struggles with this pattern. Unsewing is part of the process. Did I tell you that I took the whole thing apart after finishing 3 1/2 rows? And in almost every new row I add I have to sew backwards at least once or twice. In the end we can all say we have made two tops ;-)

Exuberant Color said...

You have some beautiful fabrics in the clamshells. I like to see that pattern but I don't want to make it. I'll enjoy yours and Cathi's.

Barb said...

Love your clam shells...

Valentina said...

Hi Hetty! I really like your clams! I love the alternate rows of pink and grey. It's going to be a stunning bag!
I am also making a smallish project and have had to unpick more than I care to admit. But the fun part is that we are leaning something new together!
Can't wait to see more!
a fellow Canadian in faraway Cyprus,
Valentina

the dutch purple rabbit said...

you have been so busy also. doing so much different projects and having visitors make very lovely looking nom nom's. i hope august will bring even more fun and lovely weather.

nynke

Denise in PA said...

So sorry you had to unpick, but it's sure going to be worth it! Love the fabrics. Great idea to make a smaller piece - you will finish in this lifetime-LOL!

Rose Marie said...

You are a brave soul to tackle clamshells .... this is one project that I will be staying away from .... but your clams are wonderful!