Monday, 28 May 2018

A couple of cute finished projects....

Hello! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I am feeling very pleased with myself as this last week I managed to finish two of the little bonus projects from Gail Pan's wonderful i-stitch-club BOM 'Send my Love'.  I still haven't finished any more blocks but the two bonus projects completed were this little needle case which was March's bonus project.  Such a cute little design and a useful size to carry round with you to classes!


I also finished the May bonus project, which was this sweet little pincushion.  Another lovely design and I made mine to match the needle case, so I now have a matching set to take with me when I am travelling.



I am hoping to get some more blocks completed this week too.  I would love to get caught up before June's blocks are released!!



There is nothing I like more than to join in a sew-a-long and last week a lovely sew-a-long s started in a Facebook group I follow.  It is being run by a lovely lady whose acquaintance I made through taking part in the Splendid Sampler.  She is very talented and made the most beautiful Splendid Sampler blocks and now she is about to have her first book published called 'Small Wonders'.  Her name is Serena Boffa Soda and you can follow her Facebook page at La Casetta Nel Bosco



In anticipation of the release of her new book, she is running the sew-a-long to teach some basic embroidery stitches.  Although I am familiar with the basic stitches, I loved the little design that Serena has drawn for this sew-a-long and I couldn't resist joining in! 



I transferred the pattern to some prepared fabric and stitched the first stitch which is the blanket stitch.  Isn't it cute?  I'm looking forward to the next stitch being released on Wednesday of this week.




Thank you for visiting!  xx

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23 comments:

  1. Hi Christine I love your beautiful work ,lovely finishes,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful day! Christine x

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  2. Very cute little pieces. I am pleased to hear that you are catching up with your sewing projects! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It has been fun getting back in the sewing room! Chrissie xx

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  3. So cute.
    I moved with my blog. You can find me here now: https://kunzfrau-kreativ.de/

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you so much Marion and thank you for letting me know about your new blog address. I will pop over and have a look! Christine x

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  4. Such sweet little designs! I especially love the sampler - what a fun way to learn different stitches and have something interesting afterwards.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It is a really cute design! Christine x

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  5. Love your finishes beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you Helen! They were fun little projects! Christine x

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  6. Thanks for the heads up re Serena - I have signed up abut where did you find her pattern? I must have missed something - but I have looked honest!!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Lynda! She is such a talented lady! Glad you found the pattern! Christine x

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  7. I love your little finished projects , they are perfect for taking along with you . I also want to thank you for the heads up re Serena, I love this little stitchery .

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    1. It is so cute isn't it?! I just couldn't resist joining in! Christine x

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  8. Hi Christine. Your needle case and pin cushion are lovely. Your embroidery is going to be gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Christine! I have had fun stitching them! Christine x

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  9. Love the pincushion and needlecase, Christine. Beautiful stitching!
    Very pretty SAL too!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! They were such fun little projects to work on! Christine x

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  10. Pretty and useful stitched projects Christine, love that lovely blue fabric and thanks for the link to Serena, I´m off to investigate.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I really enjoyed working on them! Christine x

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  11. that's a lovely little travel set! The SAL project looks nice too, if only I had time for such things

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    1. Thank you Wendy. You can never have too many pincushions and needle cases! Christine x

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