It has been a busy month here - fall turned into winter, Christmas with all the preparations, good times with friends and family. But you know me - there was still time for stitching.
I pieced together the Lorna Doone pattern by Kaffe Fassett and remembered why I prefer hand-work. Do you ever see a quilt you can't get out of your mind? For me it was Lorna Doone. I even used the exact fabrics - no substitutions.
Then there is the Roseville Album. I began this block 2 months ago and only enjoyed stitching the pot. Oh, those little flowers were a lot of work. To help ignore it's calls from my sewing room, I read 5 books but finally had to get back to it. I finished it today and look forward to starting something new.
My fabric choices could have been better. I like the pot, birds, and stems, but the flowers are quite ugly. I will live with it though as I never want to do this one again.
I just finished a very limited number of kits for Dove In Bloom that are now for sale in my Etsy Shop for $40.00 The kit includes the wool and velvet, cotton and silk embroidery threads, bird eye, 1 packet each of Chenille #24 and Millener #1 needles, pattern and Yazzii bag.
I love the Yazzii bags and have an assortment for various projects. This once is 6" wide x 5" high x 2 3/4" wide with 6 zippered pockets. This is the one I keep with my embroidery projects, with needles, threaders, scissors, thimble pads, emergency chocolate, etc.
Go ahead, buy yourself a gift and have some stitching fun.