Friday, March 10, 2017

A New Start

You've all probably heard that the Nashville show was this past week and boy did I get in trouble.  There were just so many beautiful things to choose from.....well I decided not to choose and just buy everything.  At least that's what it seems to me. 

 One I did purchase was a new kit from Shepherd's Bush called "Ewe Are My Sunshine".  I wish I had left it there.  I've never been disappointed in one of their kits but this one I hate.  They decided to stitch it on 18ct. linen over 2 threads and I swear this linen feels like burlap.  Here's what I have so far.

I've also been working on Snow Days and I love it so far....and that's a new needle minder to help celebrate Spring.

I wanted something that I could put my threads, scissors and glasses in when I'm not stitching to keep Little Bubs hands out of trouble so I came up with this....

I made it about 5 x 10 inches and I love how it turned out.  It's large enough to hold everything I need it to but small enough to lay on the arm of my chair.

I hope all you ladies have a wonderful weekend with family and friends.

Blessings, Barbara


Robin in Virginia said...

Your tool pouch looks super, Barbara. Snow Days is looking good. Sorry you are disappointed with the SB kit. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

marly said...

Nice pouch, not too big, not too small. I gave away so much 18 count linen and still have some. Yes it is heavy and rough.

Mii Stitch said...

You are so lucky to have been to the famous Nashville show!! Sorry you're not impressed with your fabric. The design looks lovely.
Great idea to make that pouch, will certainly come in handy!!

Marilyn said...

It's a cute design, but I don't care for the 18ct either, it's too scratchy.
Snow Days is looking good, and what a pretty pouch.

Barb said...

Hi there Barbara ,Barb here, well all has been happening for you lately and now the Needlework Show wow . Hmmm I like the pattern you chose,well I would its sheep isnt it, the fabric isnt always what we like with some kits though so know what you mean. .the little pouch you made . Sorry I have been missing lately,we have been busy organising our Golden Wedding Anniversary next weekend. Think all is sorted now, we do miss our Ollie dreadfully , and all seems very strange without him.
Hope you are both well and Vallie of course.
Hugs x

Vickie said...

Oh Barb I am so sorry you are disappointed in your new kit. It looks great though. So does Snow Days. Your Stitchie Stuff Pouch is perfect!

diamondc said...

Hi Barbara: Love the new pouch the colors are lovely.
I have bought some Shepherds Bush in the past and hated the fabric.
I like the Snow Days stitch, the fabric is so pretty.


Justine said...

I love your Ewe stitch, sorry to hear you don't love the fabric.
You made a gorgeous and useful pouch for your things!

Bethan said...

Your tool pouch is beautiful - and such a great idea. It's a shame you're not liking your Ewe stich, but I'm glad your Snow Day is going well x