Last Friday was my monthly sewing day. I took two things along to start/finish. Do you think I got much done,no,too busy helping others and talking. I had bought this kit called "Best Friends" at a garage sale for only $5.00. It hadn't even been opened. Everything was inside the pattern the material buttons and wool. I all needed to supply was the stuffing which I had on hand. The girls are enjoying there new found freedom out in the garden. The "Best Friends" is a design by Judy Golder.
A while back I was lucky enough to receive this unfinished stitchery from Robyn.
I bought some matching DMC embroidery thread and finished off the stitching on the hearts. I had some lovely wooden heart buttons which I got from my favourite little shop. Which sadly has closed down. The owners wanted to spend more time with family as the children were only young. I added a calico binding to match in and it now has pride of place on the dining table.
Last week I got a lovely notice from the library saying that this book was in. I ordered it sometime ago after reading a review for it in a craft magazine. It is a great book with beautiful quilts graded according to your capabilities. I loved how they let you decide which way to applique the design. I don't know if I will get any done but I am sure I will copy some for use later on. I also have the book "Velvet Pears" by Susan Southam which is just heaven. I have this book ordered from a book store and can't wait for it and another cross stitch book to come.