Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holiday stitching and Toulouse-Lautrec

Just before Christmas we headed to the National gallery to see the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition. It was well worth the visit.
 It is lovely to have a few lazy days after Christmas at home to catch up on a bit of stitching. I made up Fiona's shoe bag ready for the Summer day at Hobbysew in February. We are doing four projects that day including a canvas work, the little stitched purse and the Noah's Ark stamped cushion. Had to get this bag ready to put in the shop!
 I also decided that I would try and finish an old UFO! Would be lovely to do one per week but I am not making any promises! This lovely little felted wool bag was started over a year ago at the Jukejema stitching weekend. It is an Anni Downs pattern!
 Once that was done, I decided to work on a few recent projects. This one from the Homespun magazine needed borders and now needs quilting.
 In classes in Term 1, we are going to do some of the lovely projects in Red Home by Natalie Bird. It is a gorgeous book and I have been so looking forward to sewing some of them. I have started the pin cushion.
 Here are the hexagons all sewn together for one of the sides.
I also stitched the bag stitchery and the little bird over Christmas. They are now ready to sew to make the bag and the little zippered purse.


FIONA said...

You have been busy Sylvia!! All look beautiful!!

Suedio said...

Love the felted bag Sylvia . . . well done on finishing a UFO.

PS Loving the other red projects, too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm sooooooo looking forward to this exhibition Sylvia!

FloS said...

Lovely projects !! I can see you are still busy !!
All my best wishes for the new year !