It is a beautiful stitchery which makes up into a sewing folder and it is lovely!
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.
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.
Christine, I love the folder, great stitching.ReplyDelete
Thank you Brenda! It is going to be a very useful folder! Christine xDelete
I am very jealous - I am keeping my kit to do over Christmas - but it's staring at me!ReplyDelete
You will love it Lynda! I am so pleased with the finished folder! Christine xDelete
Lots of nice projects finished - I particularly like the first one xxReplyDelete
Thank you Janet! The folder will certainly come in useful! Christine xDelete
You turned the redwork into a perfect folder for your things!ReplyDelete
Thank you Katrin! I am going to enjoy using it! Christine xDelete
Oh i love your stitching things!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Marion! It is a lovely pattern and I am delighted with the finished folder! Christine xDelete
Gorgeous folder...such lovely stitching and decoration...and a very cute bee button. Your work is always so beautiful, Christine.ReplyDelete
Thank you Helen! It is a lovely pattern and I am really thrilled with the finished folder! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
Your folder is gorgeous, Christine. I can't wait to see your secret project. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine xxReplyDelete
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 xDelete
What an amazing finish - both the project AND the speed at which you finished it!!ReplyDelete
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 xDelete
I love it! You did a great job.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sunny! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
Great finishes. Glove stitch is interesting!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I really love glove stitch... it is really fun to work! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thank you Amanda! I love Gail's patterns and meeting her at the workshop was fabulous! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
Sehr schön, liebe Christine. Deine Arbeiten gefallen mir sehr und es ist immer wieder schön sie anzusehen. Du warst sehr fleißig.ReplyDelete
Thank you Monika! I really enjoyed making these projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
I love the sewing folder. Such a great project. The secret stitching looks really nice. I look forward to the great reveal xxReplyDelete
Thank you Gina! The big reveal won't be until after my swap partner has received the gift.... hope you can wait!! Christine xDelete
deine wunderschöne Stickereien sind eine wirkliche Bereicherung!
Thank you Steffi! I really enjoyed making these projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
The sewing folder is wonderful! I love the red on white embroidery on the front. Can't wait to see the secret project!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cathy! It was really fun to stitch.... such a lovely pattern! The folder is going to be useful too! Christine xDelete
Lovely stitching and a great folder !ReplyDelete
Thank you Sheila! It was a fun project and I enjoyed stitching it! Christine xDelete
what a lovely finish, looks very cute!!!
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to stitch and I am going to enjoy using it! Christine xDelete
Thank you Jenny! I am very pleased with it! Christine xDelete
What a beautiful stitchery.ReplyDelete
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!
Thank you Wendy! xxDelete
Chi Christine wow your work is amazing ,I love your folder and your stitches are perfect,well done my friend xxReplyDelete
Thank you Shez! I just love Gail's beautiful patterns! Christine xDelete