Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just before I go........

Hi everyone,
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.