Thursday, 22 October 2015

Finished!

It has been a very productive week for me here... I have managed to get two projects ticked off of my 'to do' list which, I am very happy about. Firstly, I have finished the wonderful project that I started at the Gail Pan workshop I went to back in September.  The project was Gail's lovely pattern 'My Stitching Things'.


It is a beautiful stitchery which makes up into a sewing folder and it is lovely!


Inside there are generous pockets (for all those essential bits and bobs) and some batting pages which you can use as a portable 'design board'. I can't wait to put mine to use!!


The pattern asks for some template plastic or foam core board to give the folder some strength but, I didn't have either of these to hand in the size required, so I just used some spare card that I had and it has worked very well although, I think it is probably a little less flexible than the template plastic would have been.


I have also finished the 'secret project'.  As well as the seed stitching which I quilted the background with, there were some ordinary hand quilting stitches to add.


I added the binding and the finishing touch was this cute little 'bee' button.


My favourite stitch in the whole project was this glove stitch. 


I love working this stitch which, apparently, is the stitch that was used in Victorian times to finish the edges of ladies' gloves.


 I also needed to make a repair to the bag that I made for my youngest daughter earlier in the year.  The loop fastening had frayed and we decided it would be best to use a velco fastening instead.  I think it will be more durable.  


That pretty little button has been taken off and is back in one of my many button jars for use on another project! 


I haven't started on the embellishment of my CQJP October block but that is next on my list, together with another 'secret project' which will be a Christmas swap with another lovely blogger friend.  

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  1. Christine, I love the folder, great stitching.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! It is going to be a very useful folder! Christine x

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  2. I am very jealous - I am keeping my kit to do over Christmas - but it's staring at me!

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    1. You will love it Lynda! I am so pleased with the finished folder! Christine x

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  3. Lots of nice projects finished - I particularly like the first one xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! The folder will certainly come in useful! Christine x

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  4. You turned the redwork into a perfect folder for your things!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am going to enjoy using it! Christine x

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  5. Oh i love your stitching things!!!!!!

    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It is a lovely pattern and I am delighted with the finished folder! Christine x

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  6. Gorgeous folder...such lovely stitching and decoration...and a very cute bee button. Your work is always so beautiful, Christine.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! It is a lovely pattern and I am really thrilled with the finished folder! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  7. Your folder is gorgeous, Christine. I can't wait to see your secret project. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I won't be able to reveal the secret project until after it has been received by my swap partner... it will be travelling to the Southern Hemisphere!! Christine x

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  8. What an amazing finish - both the project AND the speed at which you finished it!!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I do seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment.... It is a lovely pattern and the folder will be put to good use! Christine x

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  9. I love it! You did a great job.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. Great finishes. Glove stitch is interesting!

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    1. Thank you! I really love glove stitch... it is really fun to work! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. What a gorgeous (and useful) folder. Gail's patterns always turn out so lovely in your hands. It's all ready for your next course!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I love Gail's patterns and meeting her at the workshop was fabulous! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  12. Sehr schön, liebe Christine. Deine Arbeiten gefallen mir sehr und es ist immer wieder schön sie anzusehen. Du warst sehr fleißig.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I really enjoyed making these projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  13. I love the sewing folder. Such a great project. The secret stitching looks really nice. I look forward to the great reveal xx

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    1. Thank you Gina! The big reveal won't be until after my swap partner has received the gift.... hope you can wait!! Christine x

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  14. Liebe Christine,
    deine wunderschöne Stickereien sind eine wirkliche Bereicherung!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I really enjoyed making these projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  15. The sewing folder is wonderful! I love the red on white embroidery on the front. Can't wait to see the secret project!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you Cathy! It was really fun to stitch.... such a lovely pattern! The folder is going to be useful too! Christine x

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  16. Lovely stitching and a great folder !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It was a fun project and I enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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  17. Dear Christine,
    what a lovely finish, looks very cute!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to stitch and I am going to enjoy using it! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I am very pleased with it! Christine x

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  19. What a beautiful stitchery.

    P.s. no need to reply to me as i never go back to check, the amount of blogs i read i have no way of remembering where i've commented and no time to go back anyway!

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  20. Chi Christine wow your work is amazing ,I love your folder and your stitches are perfect,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I just love Gail's beautiful patterns! Christine x

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