I'm off to UK on 13th for a couple of weeks so thought I'd do a quick post before I go. I don't have too much to show this time but first up is my finished Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossom Needlecase.
I stitched this as a SAL with friends Angela, Sheila and Roberta as I find a SAL is always good motivation for me to get things done
Sheila and I got together for the finishing - the first time either of us had attempted a hard backed needlebook.
I continued the border pattern on the back and stitched another bird in the middle for added interest
and here's how it looks inside
On to the sewing and here's a bag I made using a Blush charm pack by Basic Grey for Moda.
I did one of the Polka Dot Girls stitchery designs by Australian designer Bronwyn Hayes to make a cute front pocket
and because I can never resist making things that have matching items I sewed this cute kitty needle keeper and four patch pincushion
I'm not really a cat person but the face on this kitty just makes me smile as does the person I made it for :)
Undo the straps of the dress and inside you find the red wool felt heart
A few posts back I showed a picture of a primitive doll that my friend Pat had made for me. I decided to have a go at making one of these dolls and here she is
The pattern for both the doll and the kitty needle keeper are from a book called Needleworks by Kindred Spirits.
Finally a view of one of the many beautiful gardens at the Alhambra Palace Granada.
As ever a big thank you for visiting my blog and for taking the time to share your thoughts. I haven't been able to blog surf much in recent weeks due to an old and decrepit computer and also having visitors but I hope to catch up with all of you soon.