Sunday 21 October 2012

A stitching day and a pretty little finish..

Yesterday I spent the day at the Canvey Stitchers with other members of  the 'Sampler Guild.'
It was a super day with a bring and share lunch that was yummy. (Thank you to the members that brought the cheese cake and who ever it was that brought the mince pies.!)
We chatted and caught up with newsy bits and all looked at the stitched post cards that they have been sending to each other. They were amazing, one person had sent a little stuffed pig through the post and it arrived at its destination! No packaging just the pig!
Heres the link to see some of those amazing postcrds
I finished off this, Its 'Sitting Pretty' by Valerie Pfeiffer. I have a frame for this as it is to be a little birthday present for DH. I needed to do all the back and long stitches and didn't want him to see, as up till now I have only had a part of the chart on view and kept the stitching so he couldn't see it. . I have bought us theatre tickets to see 'Top Hat' in London but I wanted to have something to give him on his birthday. He is a 'twitcher' so I know he'll like this.
I took this bag that I have made to show and all my christmas ornies. (Nine to date!)
This patchwork bag is made from a set of samples that I was given, apart from the handles so cost me nothing!

Isn't it nice to have something for nothing!!
I am now on course to stitch another three Christmas ornies and I have 'a small' to do as well.
I still have my Chatelaine to stitch and may do a little of this but I really am not happy stitching it. Perhaps if I do a little more it will become easier?
Anyway Happy Stitching all.
Enjoy what ever you're doing.
Thank you to all for your comments, I am working my way through my followers, but now with 182 it's taking me a while!
Chris xx


Cath said...

What a lovely finish , I'm sure your DH will love it. Great bag too , very festive .It looks like a poinsettia.X

Clare-Aimetu said...

It sounds like a lovely day :) lovely bag too

Giovanna said...

Great finish, and gorgeous bag - congrats!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish. I love the birds. Great looking bag.


Lana said...

Love the bag and "Sitting Pretty" is adorable! Great job on finishing it!

Barb said...

Lookingforward to seeing you by the fire in the parlour tomorrow Chris,some lovely goodies to drool over on this post.
Love the little chickadees your dh will be delighted I am sure.

Julie said...

Lovely bag, a nice giftie for DH. It's so hard to make them something when they take an interest in your projects. I'm knitting DH some socks for Christmas and i'm doing them at my weekly stitching group so he doesn't see lol.

Joysze said...

Oh... I love Sitting Pretty!!! It's always been on my to do list and it's so awesome to see yours finished. :D

Cute patchwork bag.