Saturday 31 December 2016

Smalls SAL December

Hi Everyone,
My family have just gone home after a wonderful Christmas visit and I can pop in to link with Heather at Stitching Lotus for the last Smalls SAL check-in post for this year.

I started my Christmas stitching by making these little hexie wine glass mats.

with a tiny robin embroidered in the middle hexagon.  I was going to make six but then the flu came along and only four got finished.  Perhaps during the coming year I will finish two more.

I received in the post some very similar pretty mats sent to me by Pamela at Hokkaido Kudasai, thank you Pamela.

and a gorgeous, unusual Christmas greeting card and decoration made by Nadine at Jocondine.  So clever, thank you Nadine.

Being unwell during December, I wasn´t able to wish anyone a Merry Christmas but I am in time to wish all and everyone a Very Happy and Healthy 2017 and thank each one of you for having visited my blog during this year. I hope to catch up on my blog visits during the next few days.

Until next week,

Linking to Supermom-no cape stitchery party.
and Patchwork with stitchery SAL

Thursday 15 December 2016

Smaller Curtain Valance

Hello blogger friends,
 just a week to go to Christmas and so much to do that I had forgotten to show these photos of some stitching completed a couple of months back.

I liked this unusual  design as soon as I saw it and although I´m not sure what the technique is called, it looked interesting and I had to join Martina´s SAL at Mein-allerlei-Hobby.

I knew I wanted to make a little bag as Martina had done but the only fabric which caught my eye and for me was just perfect, was part of my living room curtain valance which I made a few years back.

I really really tried to find another fabric from stash and in our local shop but nothing else would do but to chop a piece from the valance only needed a tiny piece....and I made the gathered frill less gathered, who is going to notice that?

I added a length of matching ribbon to the bag and lined it with beige silk and put a decoration on the end of the zip.

Another little thing that I made but didn´t show you, is this collapsible thread holder by Angie´s bits and pieces. A clever idea and very easy to follow tutorial here.

You just make a cyndrical shape following her instructions.  I added a bit of fancy braid at the top.

Give the thing a twist.

and there you have your collapsible thread holder, ideal to pop in your bag when sewing away from home.

Until next time.

Linking to Supermom no cape stitchery party.

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