Saturday, 8 June 2013

Stitchalong catchup

I've been enjoying the little projects we've been working on as part of the Stitch-A-Long blog, and here are my May and June finishes.  First is my bag, from the Some Kind of Wonderful book by Anni Downs.  I chose to omit the stitchery once I found this lovely linen fabric.


 And a sweet little fabric covered button to finish it off

A couple of weekends ago I attended a class with a lovely lady, Sharon, who teaches classes from her home studio.  She is a very patient teacher and we were all especially keen to learn needleturn applique.  The project we worked on was, as luck would have it, the pincushion from Natalie Bird's Red Home book which is our June Stitchalong project.  I finally got mine stuffed and finished yesterday, and I'm so pleased with it.  Sharon can be found at O Sew Divine, where you can see some of her beautiful work, it is gorgeous.  Thanks Sharon for a wonderful class! 
 



I'm planning on finding some sewing machine time later today, and some stitching tonight while I watch the All Blacks play, hope you have a lovely weekend too......... Nicky x



29 comments:

Susan said...

I love seeing all the different variations of this bag. Yours is lovely in that beautiful fabric. Natalie's little pincushion is one of my favourite projects. Enjoy your weekend.

shez said...

lovely work Nicky and i really love your bag,well done.xx

Leeanne said...

Great little bag, I have that book, but not made a thing from it yet, I am STILL working on angel story, from another of Anni Down's books!
Glad you got pleasure from your class, it is wonderful when you find a good teacher.
Go the All Blacks!

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous work Nicky; great fabric for the bag. And I love the pin cushion too - lucky you with the class topic!

Terry said...

I love the bag, and that pincushion is just beautiful! :0)

Christine M said...

What fabulous fabric Nicky. Your bag looks great. Your pin cushion looks great too! Have a great weekend. It's a long one here in Melbourne!

Lyn said...

Love the bag and the fabric looks just wonderful made up..it is just the sort of weather to stay inside and sew..a bit too chilly outside..

Fiona said...

how great to have a lesson that is working on a project you wanted to do anyway.... beautiful work... and I just love your bag...
Hugz

Sharon Thomas said...

Love your pin cushion it turned out great glad you enjoyed the class, keep up the lovely stitching

Deb said...

Nicky, your bag is gorgeous. That fabric is perfect. Love your pincushion also, might have to make that one myself, its really neat.

Noela said...

Lovely finishes Nicky. Hugs.....

Vickie said...

Oh I love both of your projects! How unique!

Florence said...

Great bag !
and your pincushion is very cute !

MandaBurms said...

Your pincushion is delightful!

Julie said...

I love the fabric such a cute bag!

Annie said...

That fabric for the bag was a great find. The bag is wonderful!

Love that pincushion. Such a cute unusual construction. Good design, good teacher, good student!

Deb R said...

I love your bag!!! Gorgeous fabric and the covered button just makes it! Halfway making my pincushion...

Sue W said...

Great bag but the pin cushion was the thing that caught me eye......Beautiful!

Anthea said...

What a wonderful coincidence Nicky, hope you are pleased with the pincushion, it looks gorgeous!
As for the bag... LOVE that linen, beautifully sewn...

Wendy said...

gorgeous bag and gorgeous pin cushion. How did you find needleturn applique?

Anita said...

Hi Nicky,
I love both of your finishes!! How cute is the pincushion and I love the print on the fabric for your bag. Great work.
Cheers, Anita.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bag is gorgeous Nicky, looks perfect with the fabric. Love the pincushion too!

Tatkis said...

I love both of them - lovely bag and such a cute pincushion!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Michelle said...

I really love the linen you used in making your bag and your needle turn looks perfect! Well done.
Michelle

Maria said...

Beautiful Nicky - love the fabrics.

Carol said...

Such perfect fabric for your bag, Nicky!! And I love the shape of your new pincushion--so cute! Great job on both!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fabulous linen fabric for your bag and the fabric you've used for the binding finishes it off so perfectly, love it...gorgeous pin cushion, it was one of the reasons I succumb to buying the book, now I'm seeing them pop up I'm very tempted to move it up the wish list...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks Nicky for the congrats over at Deb's blog....I'm so excited to win these lovely items! I see you have made somecShepher's Bush stockings ....aren't they the best...I have made them for my family too! Lovely bag you have made there!

marina said...

your bag looks fantastic as does your little pincushion. Your photo really captures the colours beautifully. love your farm pics, looks like you are living in paradise.

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