I didn't mean the gap between posts to be quite this long but I have had a V.I.P guest staying and I wasn't at the computer as much as I would normally be.
Friend Angela from UK came for a ten day visit. This was very exciting as we have emailed back and forth for about twelve years and spoken on Skype but until now had never met in person.
Angela brought paper chains, paper hats and little UJ flags so that we could have a belated jubilee party on the day mutual friend Sheila came over.
It was actually morning coffee rather than afternoon tea but how we enjoyed our cheese scones and coffee cake!
It was almost like a birthday party as there were gifts!
with a patriotic theme - fabric, ribbon, cotton tape and Angela's gorgeous handmade pinkeep cards.
and also some Cath Kidston goodies - fabrics, buttons and a fabulous set of postcards.
Once we had demolished the edible goodies we set to work and soon the table looked like this!
Angela had made me a very special gift of a covered notebook with a beautifully stitched mermaid on the front. Isn't it gorgeous?
She wanted to learn how to make a bag so we had a little bag making class and what a great pupil she was!
Here's the bag Angela made using fabrics from Moda's Peace on Earth fabric line
and here's one I made earlier made from Rural Jardin fabrics by French General for Moda. The pattern is the Charm Party Tote by Quilts Illustrated
I also made a tiny keychain clutch from this pattern to attach to a tab inside the bag
Angela has had this primitive doll on her wishlist for some time now so I granted the wish and made one for her
I think that's probably enough for this post but since there is not a lot of stitching content this is Letters Scissor Pouch by Stacy Nash that I stitched a long time ago and finally finished.
It was so nice to spend time with a stitchy friend who I am missing already!
I learned how to do an altoid mint tin finish and hope to show that off next time.
For now thanks for your continued visits and lovely comments.
Wishing you all a very happy weekend.