Lovely Stash

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Look what arrived in the post today!

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Chenille trims!!!!! I had to order these from the USA as I couldn’t find what I needed in the UK. They are gorgeous!
I ordered from a lovely lady called Nancy who has the Victorian-Motto-Sampler-Shoppe on Ebay.com and her blog

Now what to stitch first?

Quaker Sewing Kit

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A  lovely finish. A little project I’ve itched to do. A  Quaker Sewing Kit from Just Cross Stitch August 2005 by Jane Timmers of  Fancy Work. Stitched on 32ct raw linen, with DMC threads. Even my sewing machine behaved, just!…. note to self – get sewing machine serviced!

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So what next hmmmmmmm?

Edited to with better photos 14/3/14

Scissor case finish

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Well I have finished The Cat’s Whiskers limited edition design – ‘Love, Laugh, Survive & Thrive’ scissor case. I bought the kit before my eldest son was born. I lost my Mum to breast cancer 14 years ago this month so it is a perfect finish for March. It really is a pretty case and it’s really nice to have a safe home for my ‘Pink Snips’ scissors from Kelmscott Designs at last. The case is stitched with Dinky Dye limited edition silk thread and ribbon ‘Hope’and a specially chosen bead from Goody Beads, on 32 count Antique White Belfast linen.

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I’ve had some lovely post arrive over the last couple of days. Firstly I received the Brambleberry Bunting chart, then some threads, ultra suede (I finally tracked some down) and poly pellets, then finally today a colour swatch chart for come fabric that I’m planning on using to line my next stitching project – Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities by With my Needle.

 

Busy busy busy

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Well after an eventful February, I’m hoping for a quiet March. Spent days in hospital with a neck injury… seriously affected my stitching.
I have however stitched the Love, Laugh, Survive and Thrive scissor case by The Cat’s Whiskers, a sewing case from JCS magazine and a small freebie sampler by Blue Ribbon Designs which I’m going to make into a pin cushion and I have kitted up 3 projects…. including most of the finishing supplies (although hubby dearest needs to get my batting down from the loft where he’s hidden it! Read – lost it!!). I have ordered some lovely hand dyed chenille trim from the states from a very helpful lady called Nancy…. I shall add links because they are gorgeous!!!!! We also spent a lovely afternoon in North Wales so I could visit Abakhan in Mostyn… even though there’s one down the road in Manchester.

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Thread Catcher

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Last night I dusted off my sewing machine, which has been sitting in the corner for a while as it needs to be serviced (sewing machine servicing seems to be a dying skill… but think I may have finally found someone). Thankfully it behaved so I knocked up a cute little triangular thread catcher using the tutorial at Needling Things.  I was getting fed up of tiny bits of thread while I worked (read… furry assistant finding little pile of cut ends, then think what ever a furry thinks… wow great toy, must spread this around the house!). I’m going to make a few more once I get some more fabric, they will be so useful and fold up for packing away, travelling etc.