The recipient is an American lady, so my little offering has flown all the way across the pond to New York! I do hope she likes it.
In the meantime, I have received this delicate blossom tree from Kathie who blogs over at Dipity-do-dah. Those sweet little blossoms are really, really tiny and are not embroidered on, but cut from fabric!! Wow! Thank you Kathie – I love it!
You can see a lot more amazing designs over on the flickr group – such a diverse mix of ideas and interpretations! It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the next Very Berry Handmade ATC swap later on in the year.
Alas, no sewing for me today I’m afraid. Instead, I’m off out shopping for a wedding outfit – the wedding is next Saturday, so I’m cutting it fine, yikes! (Note to self: don’t kid yourself that you will find wedding attire in John Lewis haberdashery department … resist going in there. … resist … 😉 ).
We will be having some house guests stay with us from my husband’s side of the family, so I can feel a bit of spring cleaning coming on and some cake baking too! It won’t all be cushion plumping and kettle polishing though – I will be making sure that I set aside a little sewing time before the wedding to do some hand quilting on my Mile-a-Minute scrappy quilt (which hasn’t been ‘mile-a-minute’ at all, by the way – but that’s a whole other story for another day :))
And finally, I am super excited (and a wee bit nervous?) to tell you that I will soon be launching a pattern shop from my facebook page. It isn’t up and running yet and I am working hard behind the scenes to get my first pattern on there for sale as a PDF download. I have lots of ideas for stitcheries, wall hangings, dolls and more! Here is a sneaky peek at the first pattern that I hope will be available soon ….
This will be one of a series of fun stitcheries featuring Harriet, a little girl who never ventures far without her Teddy. Each stitchery will depict a day in Harriet’s life, or reveal a little bit about her character. I’ll reveal the message behind this little scene, once I’ve finished stitching it 🙂
Now, it’s time I hit the shops – that wedding outfit ain’t gonna buy itself! Happy stitching folks!