Friday, September 30, 2011

Hi everyone,
Another month has flown past and I seem to have very little to show for it.
Anyway, here is the round up for September.
A while ago friends Angela, Sheila and I decided to work on this Jardin Privé design as a SAL.

Angela does not sew (or so she tells me) so the deal was that if she stitched the piece I would finish it into a bag for her and Sheila would make her own bag.

Here are the bags I made. My piece (the bag on the left) was stitched on 32 ct linen and the one Angela did is on 40ct linen so the bags are slightly different in size

The fabric line is Petite Maison by Bunny Hill Designs for Henry Glass Fabrics.
I love the little house design used for the back of the bag

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I love to make things into sets so I made matching pouches and eventually, there are to be fobs too but those are still a work in progress.

and finally here's a photo shoot of all three bags which includes the one (on the right) Sheila made for herself

On to other things............I'm enjoying the SAL with Carol so much so that I'm stitching the piece twice
here it is in blue stitched on 36 ct antique white linen with Vikki Clayton Paua Abalone variegated silk.

and here is the pink version stitched on palest pink 40 ct linen again using a variegated silk by Vikki Clayton

A while ago I showed you my progress on a Stacy Nash piece. Here is an update on where I am with it now

There's not that much more left to do and I'd love to get it finished but other things keep getting in the way.

Finally a couple of pictures from our three day mini break to the beautiful city of Toledo which is dominated by the Gothic style cathedral which was begun way back in 1226

We took the little tourist train which is a 45 minute (very bumpy) ride around the outskirts of the city

which afforded us some panoramic views of this historical city

and the medieval walls around it

Finally you may have noticed the new blog layout which includes a for sale button.
I am about to load some pictures on there as soon as I publish this post.
If there is anything you are interested in please email me.
Postage is not included in the price but will be charged at actual cost.
Thanks for looking!