Strips made with "PerfectStems"
I had good intentions to do a lot of sewing. Got a phone call and ended up chatting on the phone instead of sewing. Had to come up with some finish-- and I needed these folded strips for a project and these "Perfect Stems" certainly make them easier to make. I can now continue with the project.
I had bought the pattern, All About Anna, from Stephanie, of Rummage ages ago.(www.stephaniedunphy.blogspot.com). Late last year, I decided that I would make the bag --- I used corduroy for the navy part of the bag, and cotton fabrics for the rest. I enjoyed making it as the instructions were clearly set out and very easy to follow. I gave the bag away as a Christmas gift, and I have decided to make another for myself.
My version of All About Anna
I had finished this cross stitch before Christmas-- and took it to the framers on Christmas eve. I have finally got it back and am very pleased with the way it has turned out. The blue wren is my favourite little bird and the flannel flower is a flower I love to look out for in spring when I go for a bush walk.
Framed Blue wren and flannel flower in cross stitch
Ages ago, a fellow blogger had said to me that she would love to have a thread holder. She had a special birthday coming up, and I was racking my brain for what I could give her. I decided that I would get a thread holder cut out and paint it for her. I was so excited about it-- that I wrapped the present and posted it without taking a photo. I then had to ask her to take a photo for me to keep in my photo album. Needless to say, she presented it beautifully.
The painted Thread holder
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.