As I promised, I finished the Blackbird Designs Blueberry Crumb Cake bag this evening. I couldn't decide what to use as the embroidery and then it dawned on me......a spot of tea would go great! "Come share a cup of friendship" is what the teapot says and isn't that a wonderful idea!
I added some cream colored lace with ribbon going thru it and the bag is lined in the antique white Kona cotton that I used for the front embroidery. This one will be in my store for sale if you're interested in it. Just click on the "Items for Sale" button directly under my header.
I actually started a project today that doesn't involve my sewing machine. I love Maureen Appleton's Splendor series and I have several of those kits and I figured it was about time I started one. The one I picked to do first is Splendor IX - Escapade en France.
It's hard to make out from this picture but it has all kinds of French items on it....the Eiffel Tower being one of them. The one thing I don't like about her kits is the color of floss she uses. To me it's too red/purple and it actually hurts my eyes. I'm doing mine on natural linen using DMC 347 which is a redder red. These designs have so much going on, that I don't think a hand dyed thread would look right....it would make the images muddy.
So in celebration of me starting an actual project my next bag will be French-e-fied.
DH goes in for his test tomorrow and I'm just a little nervous. I have this terrible feeling that they are going to rush him directly from the test to the operating room. I don't know why I feel this.....it's just been gnawing at the back of my mind for days.
Have a fabulous evening!