Silly me, I didn’t take photos before I left Heather's, but she made three of the cutest things. A play mat for William for Christmas, a collapsible scrap catcher and a compartmented wallet.....
....I made progress on William’s stocking....
There are parts of the pattern that have no symbol so I did not stitch there. However, when looking at the color version on the leaflet, I see I need to go back and filling in these areas. Having never stitched a Shepherd's Bush stocking I am not sure if this is how they do all their charts. No matter......no counting needed will make filling these areas in good lunchtime stitching at work.
....and I started making project bags! This all started as an idea a few months back when a friend was purging her stash. She had a bunch of little motifs that she stitched and didn't know what to do with so she was going to toss them. The wheels were turning and I said I think I could find a use for them. I then went through my own basket of finishing. Things I enjoyed stitched but had no intention of framing. You know the kind.....class pieces or little tiny finishes you stitched to try a new technique....and what are you going to do with them? I set off to shop my stash and find compatible fat quarters to match each piece. And we know what kind of rabbit hole that can lead one down.
I had some trials and errors with my work but I got seven done! I have some designs for 8 more bags! And what I am going to do with all the project bags?........hmmmm, got another idea. Wish me luck that I can get the rest sewn up in the next couple of weeks!
What was fun was finding a bold inside fabric.
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching.