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?

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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.