Have some updates to share with you. I've been sewing on the sewing machine and made 3 new can't live with out needlework accessories! And I have 2 stitching updates.
Clare (from New Zealand) had sent me a needle roll. Well that needleroll is full holding many smalls and some not so small samplers. I wanted a larger one. Oh about 1 months ago I walked in to our quilt store downtown and was shopping for fabrics. As always there are some very talented ladies who enjoy to quilt and welcome others to chit chat. So I visited a bit and then I started to leave and saw from the corner of my eye this one lady who had a loooong needle roll carrier. Well right then and there I bought the pattern and some lovely fabric by the French General:)))))) Here's what I made......
Looks small but this roll is 20" long. I used a PVC - 1 1/2" but with the thickness its actually 1 3/4".
Let's just say it won't collapse.
Inside the roll carrier and the pattern displayed. Bernnet (who's the shop owner) designed this lovely chart.
Notice my roll's colors are Red White and Blue? Subtle yet patriotic.
The French General fabric for the outside.
The ends of the roll I made yoyo's and added buttons.
Don't you think that every stitcher needs one of these?
Before - notice the clips holding the fabric?
8x11" Q-Snap cover made by ME:) Another must have accessory for Q-Snap frames.
I had seen on a blog where two sides of 8" and two sides of 11" were put together. I had 8x8 covers but none for 8x11. The lady who makes these closed her website. I emailed sweet Debbie ( I knew she would know and she did) informed me that Christine is now on Facebook and you place your orders there. But I already had bought what I needed & was ready. I made TWO 8x11 Q-Snap covers. I used the same fabric for both so I only photographed one to show you. Came out pretty good. But it's so much easier to order from Christine. I was in a hurry and needed it NOW. The clips were annoying me. Later that evening it was a pleasure to stitch.
Before (left off in March this year)
And finally I stitched on Fairy Hill - Cut Thru Bothy Threads.
Close up of after:)Stitched the rest of the tree, wall above the sleeping fairy and her dresses. Also all the back-stitching - from the bathroom items on the left all to the right and below where the fairy is sitting on a swing & Wish List.
SO I am now I get to start page 6 of 9.
Elizabeth pincushion Doll by GPA
Finished the outer border for the dolls skirt. It's about 15" long.
Close up of border
Amy posted a update on her beautiful progress of Elizabeth HERE and you should see her stumpwork of the castle ( Hampton Court) WOW!!!
Which means I need to go do some shopping - oh darn. Just heard that we might get some light rain tomorrow morning - crazy weather!! Thank you for your visit.
Always with my love and my appreciation - Annette