Have not been very busy the last couple of days textile wise as am still feeling rough from flu so have just been finishing off some items – one of which is an Xmas ornie for my ASOE partner which I cannot show until I have posted it later this month.
The other finish is a little needlecase for a friend from Knit and Natter. I used the same set of patterns from New Stitches magazine that I used for the card for Stefon’s Mum a couple of weeks ago – just did a different flower this time again in blackwork on some of my sparkly aida fabric. This fabric has a gold fleck woven into it and is part of a stash from one of the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Shows a couple of years ago.
I finished off the needlecase by lining it with gold silk and putting a thin layer of wadding in between with ribbon to fasten.
Sorry that I did not post the giveaway winner last night but I did the draw from all the comments and the winner is Barbara. Barbara is a very talented textile artist (no blog unfortunately so that you can see her work) and does the most amazing crazy patchwork tea cosies. So I will be sending a little gift package to Barbara of stitchy things very soon. Thank you very much to everyone else who commented as well and said such nice things about my blog!
Am hoping to get a load of stitched Xmas ornies finished this week – have the backing, stuffing and ribbons to do on the things that I have been doing bit by bit all year. Then I can start on a couple of new Xmas gifts.