Well I can´t but feel a bit more enthusiastic this week as my husband, my son and I are off to visit my daughter and grandkids next week. They live in Madrid, a four hour journey from the north coast of Spain and we haven´t seen them for nearly a year. So with making plans and such I still haven´t regained my sewing mojo but I have finished a couple of UFOs.
I made lots of little mermaid pouches years ago more or less when I started blogging and as I still had some remaining fabric, last year I started to embroider more mermaids. but I couldn´t finish them completely until I bought more metal clasps.
These two mermaids are the same color and practically mirror images, I just add a few threads of coloured flowers as I go along and don´t use a pattern, so the embroideries are similar but all different, some have beads and others sequins.
A smattering of embroidery on the reverse sides and more beads to decórate the clasps
and some soft pretty coloured satin for the linings.
I received two pretty cross stitch patterns from June of Butterfly Wings this week and am going to start one right away and see if my enthusiasm returns. Thank you June. I´m taking the pattern with me to Madrid next week.