I do hope that everyone had an enjoyable Easter and found a relaxing moment to do some stitching. While trying to get some gardening done and wobbling about at the top of a ladder doing some well needed decorating, I managed to get some stitching done and took a few photos of a bag/purse/bourse that I made for my daughter.
The pattern is part of a free design called Rose Garden by Manka Mintai.
I used fabric from my stash for the backing and added twisted cotton cording and a couple of beads for the drawstring.
I also took photos of the goodies that arrived in the post. I won Kim´s blogoversary giveaway last month and she not only sent the pretty pincushion that I won, but also included an array of useful stitching delights. I really like the thread holder as I have never seen them here and so hadn´t got one. Thank you Kim.
and while on the subject of Kim, she has organized a decorative thimble swap and so if you are interested and would like to join in, you still have time until the 20th of this month to sign up at Wisdom with Needle and Thread. I love thimbles and have collected them nearly all my life, have loads and loads, mainly indicating the place where they are from. Here are some.
And an example that spring has arrived here in Spain at last.
Until next week, happy stitching.
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