Not a lot of stitching going on still in the Frou Palace… am still sorting out cupboards and boxes and bins purging stuff (see the For Sale pages)… look what I found, and forgot I had…
These were a set of Dresden Plates I bought on ebay a few years ago. Not vintage made, but using vintage fabrics. So have cut out muslin squares to applique them on to.
What little work I have been doing is primarily work on South Seas Lace – this was a SAL I was doing with Claire and Sandra – but both of them have finished theirs… so I’ve been attempting to get this done in what little time I have had free.
I did manage to get a Kris Kringle present stitched up last weekend, but forgot to take a photo! I’ve talked before about The Parsonage gang – a group of women who are planning our 4th visit to The Parsonage in 2010, a weekend of laughter, mayhem and stitching. On Thursday night, we had a get together – partly to do a block exchange – as we are making Dresden Plates for each other, as well as a chance to catch up with each other before the Christmas crazies kick in. We organised a Kris Kringle exchange, something sewing related – and I made a couple of stitched pincushions. And was very lucky to end up with Jayne’s gift … isn’t this gorgeous!
And the only other excitement is the purchase of this!
I’ve fallen for Moda Bella Solids – the white is lovely and crisp, gorgeous to work with, some give but also irons up well. Have recently bought some of the Bella Snow a lovely pale cream after noticing that lots of designers are using it. And being constantly frustrated by the difference in image quality and reality looking at fabric online, ordered the Colour Card… dreaming of working with solids!
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