As you can see I'm making some progress on Rhonda's Ort Bag. She told me she was in no hurry for it which is good because she knows how much I hate stitching a design twice, let alone 4 times. I'm hoping to have the second unit finished this weekend while watching the beginning of Nascar season.
The above design I saw on the HDF forum and fell instantly in love with it. I'm stitching it on 32ct. antique white linen using two HDF silks. You can find the pattern here, on the Better Homes & Garden Australian site.
From my dear friend Rhonda comes this absolutely beautiful gift. She sent me the BBD design Hedgerow Birds project bag, the linen and all the fibers it calls for. She knows how much I love BBD designs and I cannot wait to start this. Thank you my sweet friend!
Many of you know how much Jenn loves sheep. Well this past weekend when I was at The Sewing Studio, I came across this beautiful red cotton fabric with sheep on it. I thought it would make her the perfect project bag. I'm stitching a Cricket design for the front and I'll show that when I'm finished with it. It will also have her name on it so 4 little boys know it's mommy's and not theirs. :o)
I've added to my Drawn Thread pattern collection. I sincerely don't know why I keep buying these because I can't tell you the last one I stitched but it's in the Stitcher's genes to buy when first seeing something we love.....you never know when it won't be there and then you're stuck without it. Right??
Above is part of my collection of Hand Dyed Fibers silks. I have 7 of these containers plus what I have hanging on my silk wall. Do you think I need anymore? (please say yes so I don't feel so guilty when I order more :o))
Above are two pincushion patterns I picked up and I can't wait to make them. They don't show any cross stitch but you know I'll add some. I want to find some really pretty summer fabrics for them.
Well that's what I've been up to this past week to stay out of trouble and to help the economy in any way I can. Doesn't that sound good? Think DH will buy it? I doubt it too. :o(
You all have a great weekend...have lots of stitchie time and I hope that pesty frog doesn't darken your door.
Blessings as always,