Friday 28 October 2016

October Smalls SAL

Hi everyone,

It´s time to check in with Heather at Stitching Lotus for this month´s Smalls SAL.  Most of my stitching done this month can´t be shown as yet as I have been preparing various gifts but I can show another Hardanger design which is one of the Round in Circles patterns by Mabel Figworthy.

I made this little stitched piece into an aromatic sachet filled with lavender as I love to put these in drawers and give as gifts.

The pattern includes spot eyelets in the centre, four lines done in Mountmellick stitch and beaded looped arrows in white and pink crossover bars.

If you would like more information about Mabel´s Hardanger designs, just click on my sidebar button where you will also find a link to the Smalls SAL.
                                                                                  Happy stitching,

Saturday 22 October 2016

A Bag

Hello Blogger friends and visitors,

I have done a lot of stitching  this week but  have little to show as most of the work is for gifts but I can show this little bag I made.

I just happened to pass our local needlework shop and of course had to pop in and say hello and that was when I spied this lovely fabric and knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.

I had problems taking the photos as we had dull dark weather during the week, the above photo shows the more exact colours and the below photos rather too pale.

Elena´s tutorial for a manicure bag can be found here and although I doubt that I shall use the bag as such, it will certainly come in handy for something or other as there is plenty of room to hold a lot of things. A large pocket with a zip at one end.

and three smaller pockets at the other end.

apart from the lined drawstring bag.

which I had to make smaller as I didn´t have enough fabric.  I don´t think it looks too bad.

A Lovely Gift

I had a surprise arrive in the post this week.  During the Pincushion Parade celebrated recently, Rosey at Ishkabibble mentioned that she hadn´t got any pincushions at all and as we certainly can´t have that, I sent her one of mine and look at this pretty book mark that she sent me in return.

Isn´t it pretty?  Isn´t she clever? Thank you very much Rosey, I enjoy reading and it will be very useful.

See you next week when the Smalls SAL check-in is due.... doesn´t the time just flash by?

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