Another fortnight has gone by and not much has been done. I have completed the cell phone fob kit for my mum for her birthday (done while in Auckland, where she was having her eyes operated on). Also I have been stitching some more on my Wessex Sampler as this has been easy to take away to several different functions, Opunake Mid-Winter Christmas (see photo below of the Christmas Fairy) and Wanganui sit and stitch. Also while waiting in the eye hospital I managed to stitch another saying. It is nearly finished and I am aiming to get it done this year.
Also this weekend I spent working on a knitting / sewing bag for mum. I made it from the scraps of a quilt that my sister made and fortunately there were enough bits. I have an extra piece which I am looking at making into a book cover for her. I have just the bias binding to sew around to cover all the seams and then sew on a couple of charms and get some handles and it is done. I will then make one for Marilyn but it will have to wait until she has more scraps.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Yeah! better late than never. I have finished the February page for my BJP (still to mount it in the book) and also finished Stephanie's present and given it to her. I will photo the BJP piece and post it later tonight or tomorrow (the zumba class and making cookies for morning tea tomorrow are tonight's treats).
front of Stephanie's needlebook - the printed image reminded me of Jane Austen (one of our shared favourite reads of all time).
The back of the needlebook. labelled and dated I was impressed with myself and also using the #15 beads to cover the tassel bead.
Both sides now! She was thrilled with it on Monday when I delivered it to her.
Friday, June 4, 2010
|top corner of the front of the needlebook. This piece of lace was my colour inspiration along with the picture.|
|The back - colours are not as purple but more brownish. I really loved working with the different stitches.|
Month 2 of the 2010BJP will also be posted at the weekend after I photograph it and then onto month 3.