Monday, April 08, 2013

My Weekend Project and Stitching with the Girls

Hello friends,

The weather here over the weekend was just perfect for lots of crafting.  It has cooled down quite considerably in the last few days, and we had some squally rain showers. On Sunday the clocks went back for the end of Daylight Savings.  Winter is on it's way.

I spent a few hours at my sewing machine making up my latest project, the bag from Natalie Bird's Red Home book. I'd finished the stitchery part over Easter so it was just a matter of cutting out the fabrics and getting it underway!




Close up of the stitchery



the back


I'm totally thrilled with how its turned out. The fabrics I've used are Independence Trail from Moda, and the stitchery was done with DMC 347. I have a little bit of fabric left over so I might make a stitcher's wallet to go inside. I've already loaded it up with all my redwork patterns and books!

I had a wonderful Saturday afternoon, spending time with my stitching buddies at Kath's house - it's been quite a few months since the last time we were able to meet up. We had planned to get together a few weeks back but the hot weather put us off!

Here's Kath


And Janet, getting her first ever design stitched on linen underway


Lisa, who was stitching on a pretty cottage design


All the yummy treats! We always have a table filled with lots of snacks :)


My progress on Santa's Village part 4


And the star of the afternoon, Mr Zeus, showing off his special tricks so he can have his favourite treats :)


Thanks for stopping by x

11 comments:

Tessa said...

Looks like a perfect way to spend the day!
Your bag turned out awesome :)

Marilyn said...

Oh, your bag is beautiful, love the verse on it.
It looks like you all had a great time, and Mr Zeus is too cute. :)
Marilyn

Shirlee said...

Your bag is gorgeous & I love the stitchery! That is something I've never been able to do ... stitchery. I just make a mess of things without those little holes in cross stitch fabric to follow : ) What a fun day stitching with your friends & what a luscious table of treats! Mr. Zeus is very handsome : )

Carol said...

Such a darling bag, Katrina!! And so useful, too :) Looks like a fun get-together with your friends--you're lucky to have them closeby!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What fun! Darling bag, too!

Maggee said...

Love the bag you made! I want to try sewing like that... Must make a point of looking at patterns and such one of these days! It frames your stitchery quite nicely! Looks like you had a good time stitching with the girls! Isn't it wonderful to be able to share your love of stitching with friends? Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow your bag is just wonderful! Stitching days with friend are the best!!!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your stitchy group looks like so much fun, especially with all those yummy snacks!

Adana said...

So good to see Kath. Your gathering looks delightful.

Lynn said...

Stitching with friends is always such a treat. Looks like everyone enjoyed the afternoon, Zeus included!
Your bag is sooo sweet Katrina! Beautifully done.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful and charming bag, I love your fabric choice!
It seems you had a great time with your friends :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

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