Storms are brewing around us again, and with the inclement weather activity I find myself battling a continuous migraine once again, so I'll let this post be one of pictures - things I'm making, a published project, and some lovely photos from bloggers who are making my designs their very own.
Homespun Magazine arrived in the mail today, so I can finally show you my secret project, "Hopes and Wishes"....
...a sweet bag with wishing well centre, surrounded by this verse from Emily Dickinson -
"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words and never stops at all."
Remember I showed you the journal cover I made last week? It fits in the bag, to hang by your bed close at hand, to write down those hopes and dreams.
If you are unable to acquire a copy of Homespun in your country and would like the pattern for the bag I will be releasing it in April, as well as the pattern for the matching journal cover.
Here are some lovely projects I have made this weekend, using two of my stitcheries.
"Bloom" is now this gorgeous wallhanging! It will be published later this year in Patchwork & Stitching...
...and "Gift of Roses" is now displayed in this very functional and pretty bag that I store my patterns in!
This pattern will also be published later this year in Creating Country Threads.
Some lovely ladies have sent me photos of their own versions of my designs.
Jenny in the UK has made a couple of lovely bright cushions using my Oopsie Daisies! You can also see the cushion is blues on her blog.
Jeannie has found a use for some scrap binding, so she has officially entered my February Binding Challenge. Jeannie used the binding to finish off the inside pocket of a bag she made.
I also used some binding to finish the top of my pattern bag (photo further up in this post). I love binding!! It has so many uses and gives a lovely finish to projects like Jeannie's.
There has been a lot of redwork fun happening among the Gum Tree Designers recently! No doubt you've noticed a few sneak peeks on the other designer's blogs?
Would you like to see my design? Yes? Just a tiny peek then...
We're in love with redwork, and especially French fabric.
We even had Blossom playing with us! Here is a little snippet of her own design...it's gorgeous.
We'd love to show you more, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait.
I hope wherever you are you find some time to stitch today, but mostly I pray you find some time to nourish your soul with those who love you...you see, it's wonderful to lose yourself in the harmony of needle working with thread, but don't let it take you away from the most important melody of your life - your family.