Saturday, 26 November 2011

Secrety Stitching...

It's been slow stitchy time lately but deadlines are being met...Santa has picked up my SSCS present and popped it on his sleigh for delivery to ??? in ???...mmm, wonder to whom and to where it could be going???
The sky falling today meant there was nothing for it but to spend the day in the sewing room...plans for weeding on a grand scale and washing Jindi shelved...the dog may be pleased she avoided being washed but until she smells better she is relagated to outdoors which doesn't please her at all, tough!...rifling through old magazines looking for inspiration, which wasn't forthcoming without help, I settled on a mug bag...all it needs is cord or ribbon for the drawstring...of course the ribbon I found which was the perfect colour wasn't long enough...I'll have to wait until Monday now when the local habby is open, fingers crossed they have the colour I've now decided is perfect...I've also completed projects for a group I'm a member of...a quilt-as-you-go-hexi for new club banner for next year's quilt show, stitchery block for annual Christmas break-up block raffle, a Kris Kringle present...the pincushion is from Anni Downes book, Some Kind of Wonderful, which of course is the current Stitch-a-Long which I must get to starting now that I've almost met all of the swap/Kris Kringle/group project deadlines...I did say almost, still a few bits and bobs to go before I can get to SKOW...and two triangle pouches, which is what you get when you automatically cut two pieces of main fabric and two pieces of lining for a bag when setting out to make one triangle pouch, oh well I've got one in reserve now for another time.
I was a bit worried about the potential "fiddlyness" of the pincushion but it went together very very easily and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, hope it's new stitcher likes it as much as I do...a couple of pics of the detail...
Hope your weekend is stitchy...and dry!...
 
Happy Stitching...

12 comments:

Fiona said...

such pretty stitching... love the colours you did the pincushion in... the little stitcheries are so sweet...
Hugz

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Chookyblue...... said...

busy busy...........glad the SSCS is out the door and on the sleigh.............

Shay said...

Love the pincushion. It's sweet.Sounds like you've been flat out creating.

Our two dogs are nervously eyeing off the bath and were also saved by revolting weather yesterday.

Mistea said...

Cute little projects getting ready for the festive season. Enjoy
Love the pincushion in those colours.

shez said...

What gorgeous projects Annette,you have been very busy,we just got back from melbourne and it has been poring here,we had 30ml

rosie said...

What a gorgeous selection you have made Annette..I love them all...

Kerry said...

Sweet little pin cushion, very cute with the stitching around the outside. Well done on your other pieces too, now you're ahead on a potential project(the little bag!).
Missed you Friday night.

Grethe said...

Wow;busy bee! So sweet Annie-pin-cushion, got the book,must try one day.
Very exciting to wait for Santa,isn`t it. Your presents look interesting :-)
Have a lovely Advent time at your end.

Kris said...

It was great weather for stitching! I am so glad to see someone else who has yet to start on SKoW. I can't believe how much some have done!!!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, it came to ME!!!! Today!!!! Thank you so much. Now the "trying to wait" begins. I am not at all good at that!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

I have fell in love with theses stitched items.. I especially like the pinkeep... Great projects.. These are Lucky ladies to get these wonderful and fun creative items.