Monday, 27 July 2015

Christmas in July Gifts

These are the gifts I sent to O'Faigh in the Christmas in July swap, I can post as I know she has received them.

Along with some secret Lindt chocolates, a fat quarter and packet of 2 1/2" squares and  a few other goodies. Thanks to Cheryl for organising

The bag is adapted from a Janelle Wind pattern but I replaced the stitchery in it with some fabrics from a French General jelly roll as I know O'Faigh is not so keen on stitcheries.
The decoration is adapted from a Marg Low pattern, I used my acrylic circle templates to fit the size of the wooden button.
The stocking is an Anni Downs pattern.
They were fun making although I was time poor for a while and worried that I might not get them finished in time to post.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The photo has appeared!

Not sure how I have managed to upload this photo successfully and the others are stuck on my ipad.
The bag was a workshop I did in May at the Stitching Studio. Challenging and exhausting with lots of new techniques. I bought extra fabrics so that I could make a needlecase and maybe a project folder. I think it will suit a pattern I bought today at the Craft and Quilt Fair.
The project folder was a kit from Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches - a stitching day at the Novotel and has been waiting for some time to be finished.
The Christmas Elf is a Gail Pan pattern from another stitching day. Her design was a cushion, I chose to stitch in bright Christmas thread and have put it on a canvas.
Hubby is going to load software on my laptop so I can store my photos there. Soon no stopping me!!! Especially as I have charged up the battery on my phone!
Have a great weekend

Friday, 24 July 2015

Don't fall over- I am writing today

All set to blog today, have been encouraged by Mel and my naughty friend Jo Butterfield. Have been outside and taken some photos but I carny remember how to add them!!! Please help girls! Can't understand my daughter's instructions and the photos I have taken on my iPad
Looking forward to NOTY retreat next weekend, Mel and Chris will be joining me checking out the patchwork shops on the way and meeting new people