This is a gorgeous pattern designed by Jackie Nicholls of House on the Hill Designs - I'm actually not prepared to admit to how long the fabrics have been sitting in a nicely folded pile, waiting to be cut and pieced, but last weekend I did it!! I finished stitching the lovely little lavender blocks and the words - and then put it all together (except for the linen border which will go on this weekend). Then just some simple hand quilting and that's one to be crossed off the ''list''.
I also found these little pincushions that I had made from leftovers of a quilt I stitched earlier in the year. They were in a much neglected state - not even turned through - so out with the stuffing, buttons and beads and another thing off the ''list''.
This week I have been playing with a couple of new designs. I have been wanting to make a little Christmas bag using some of Barb's fabulous buttons - these angel buttons are so sweet. I think I will make another one of these bags with some of her Santa buttons as well.
And the other idea that I have been working on is vintagey Christmas decorations. I made a start on these last weekend, and finished the star, and last night I started on the heart. I wanted to combine a little bit of simple beading and embroidery and I quite like the end result! There are two more, yet, to go - a rainy weekend does wonders for the stitching.
I hope you manage to cross one thing off your ''list'' this week (and start three more!).