Here is a new pouch to store my quilting stuff. It wasn't easy to make but I am very pleased with the result. I really love these taupe colors and the quilting on each side of the pouch adds to the charm as do every little detail : two different fabrics used as zipper gussets, the stitched colonial knots with an overdyed thread on the handle and the buttons added to the zipper.
The model is from Yoko Saito and was bought as a kit a long time ago. But I have changed the general shape slightly from the original to make it personal.
Don't you think it looks great in front of the Japanese fountain ?
I had promised I would show you finishes and there is one more to come! But as I am soon going to London for work, it will take a few weeks before it is completely finished. So you may see in-progress photos meanwhile.
My Christmas Stocking 2012. The Magic By : L'Atelier Perdu de Nataliejo. Fabric : 32ct Lambswool Threads : recommended threads but 2 substitutions : GA Tropical Ocean and Maple Syrup
It is a real pleasure to stitch and especially when stitching it right now, during the holiday season. It is a quick stitch. The back is even quicker which means I will be able to finish this project very soon.
I received yesterday the latest issue (N°87) of Quiltmania. This issue is a must!!! Fantastic projects and reports and the most wonderful surprise included in it!!! A Mystery Quilt designed by Yoko Saito for 2012. I am thrilled :-)))
Moreover, Carol's editorial is really worth reading, especially if, like me, you spend too much time surfing the web and get frustrated because your projects do not progress as much as you'd like. I have been thinking about this editorial since yesterday and I think I will now try to concentrate a bit more on having fun with my projects rather than spending hours on the web. How's that for 2012 ?
I may not write as often but I may post more about finished projects ;-)...
Hope springs eternal ;-) or as we say in French : "L'espoir fait vivre".