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Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Cross Stitch Pouch, Bonnie's Vanilla Cupcakes."

Hello,

I usually keep my projects in those plastic bags with the hook on the top that PJ's come in. They are very handy because you can see through them and hang them up if needs be. I decided that I needed something much prettier to store my current cross stitch project in. So yesterday I got out the Rose/Cross Stitch fabric that Mum had recently gifted to me. Thanks Mum.

"Cross Stitch Pouch."
I didn't have a pattern, just made it up as I went along. I even got to add the matching rose ribbon. I had been saving for that special project for possibly 20 years!!! The button on the front is of a green tree frog. It will remind me not to make mistakes in my cross stitch and then I won't have to be a "cross stitch frogger" and rip it out. The pouch is big enough to fit my pattern and magnetic board etc. So much prettier than the plastic bag, don't you agree.

If you are wondering what that pretty rose is,


"Sparrieshoop rosebud."

I am sure  it is Sparrieshoop ( I have far too many roses!!!!)  (1953) Modern Shrub Rose. Clusters of large single blooms of soft pink- apricot with gold stamens. Lightly scented. Healthy glossy foliage on this upright vigorous bush. A tall spreading shrub or more usually grown as a climber. 3.5 metres. A repeat bloomer.
It opens out to lovely pink blooms with the gold stamen being paradise for bees.



"Bonnie's Vanilla Cupcakes."
Bonnie did some baking on Monday. Making these delicious cupcakes. I quickly took this photo as it was the last one left. Yum.

This morning I have been going through some things in my sewing room. I really shouldn't buy anything more. I have enough projects,books,fabric etc to last until I am 199. Why then did I visit Good Sammy's this morning and pick up a bag of toy fill? Because I can and it was only $2.00 for the bag.

Now the sun is shining here, must get outside for a while. The Lemon Coconut Cake has just come out of the oven and the buns in the Breadmaker must be about ready.

Happy days.
Bev C

19 comments:

Karen said...

That is a very pretty cross stitch pouch. And the fabric is gorgeous.
I know it will get good use.
Beautiful rose!
All that delicious baking in your house is making me hungry.

Fiona said...

Oh please have mercy on me and not talk too much about those yummy cakes... your sewing pouch is so much nicer than a plastic bag and such a pretty rose... I think there are lots of us who have enough in our cupboards to last many years.. but we still get more!!
Hugz

Michelle said...

The fabric is just perfect for a cross stitch holder... :O)
The rose is very beautiful, I am just new at growing roses but at least I know where to come for some advice if I need it...;O)
You are not alone in the I have too much fabric and projects department, but if it makes you happy it cant be all that bad can it ;o$

Melody said...

I am so in love with your cross stitch fabric.

Anthea said...

Bev the fabric is just perfect for the cross stitch pouch, much nicer than a plastic bag! Beautifully sewn. For my cross stitch, i keep it all in a toiletry bag that came as a purchase bonus from a skincare company, about 25 years ago...

Christine M said...

I'm so glad you found something to use that lovely rose ribbon for. Your cross stitch pouch looks lovely and the ribbon finishes it off nicely. Well worth the 20 year wait!

Simone de Klerk said...

The rose really caught my eye. And, the happy and delicious looking cup cake.

marina said...

Your keeper looks fantastic!
the fabrics is so pretty.
Yummy cupcake.

retdairyqueen said...

Your fabric is lovely and made a gorgeous pouch
The cup cake is making me hungry for something sweet

Val Spiers said...

The special pouch looks lovely. What a great use for the fabric. I recently tried some cross stitch and it is a killer to undo so I hope that little frog does his job. The flower is gorgeous. I love roses but can't grow them.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Bev it's lovely to have your own cross stitch bag... I love it!! Mmmm, all that baking...just delicious!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm back Bev...and why do we buy so many projects...I have enough to keep me going too!!! But then again...she who dies with the most wins...I think that means it's nevereding ha ha!!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a great and simple project. Love that cross stitch design. What a yummy looking cupcake. I know what you mean about getting our craft area organized. I think most people have way too much and I am one that also needs to starting using up what I have. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your cake. Also, you can never have enough roses. : )

Terriaw said...

What a pretty pouch! And a great way to store a project. I do like using plastic bags too but this is such much nicer. Gorgeous rose! I love that color. Yummy cupcake - the sprinkles always make me smile!

shez said...

yummy Bev i can smell your lovely cooking here ,lol.Love your project bag its very pretty and how cute is that rosebud.xx

Jessica said...

You made a great work with the pouch is absolutely beautiful and useful, and the ribbon is gorgeous!
Thaks for you visit and comments.
Hugs :)

Roseanne said...

your pouch is gorgeous. O what a beautiful rose. The cupcake look yummy.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch pouch is very pretty and a very good idea. The rose is beautiful too and the cupcake looks yummy!

Mitzi said...

What an appetizing post! The rose is lovely, and I would love a bite of that cupcake....