Super cute bag from Anni Downs' new book..."Some Kind of Wonderful"...great travel size...hmmm?
I used some Denyse Schmidt scraps and some linen from the stash. Anni's version had some embroidery, but I can barely sit still at present, let alone embroider...I think this looks okay though.
It is machine quilted and I love the lining fabric...it is full of goodies. I added a little lady beetle as a zip pull...I bought it a couple of years ago whilst visiting Beijing.
Loading some new music this evening...scared the oh so grown up offspring with a "youth attack"...oh I felt twenty again...loud singing..."Ita" and "Cheap Wine"and "Teach your children"...where did the years go?
Cross stitch is a bit of a release for me...a few quiet minutes, no sewing machine, rotary cutter or iron...quick and portable (provided I have light and sadly...magnification!).
I am currently working on this design...
Feather Your Nest- With Thy Needle& Thread
DMC cotton-1 strand
28ct Cashel linen
Worked over 1 thread
Slow progress, but relaxing. Nowadays I have to enlarge the chart too...sigh...but that is okay...but what wasn't okay was the way this obviously delicious design was nibbled...hmmm...any ideas? I suppose this may have been what was meant by "Sampler"????
It has been such a bitterly cold weekend...icy winds...and hard to find a warm spot really!
Back into an assignment, but I decided to have some reward time too...fabric time!
Playing with these sweet blocks for Le Petite...
made this mess!
Hoping to visit a loved one who has been travelling for such a long time...it might mean I need a little bag to hold some stitching when I am flying.
Inspired by Anni's bag in her new book "Some Kind of Wonderful", I didn't have time to add the stitcheries, just let some scraps do all the work. Still need to construct it and then get some plane friendly stitching organised. Hopefully the trip will come off...it would be nice to have a break...and even nicer to catch up with family if possible...will have to keep my fingers crossed!