In November of 2018, I put on my snazzy red cowgirl boots and gathered up some courage and made my first floss tube video.
My mission? Meet and Make new friends. Boy Howdy, I hit the Jackpot. I have met the kindness, nicest folks.
My stitching friends have bathed me in Grace and Goodness and I feel so lucky.
Here are a couple photos of some of the pieces I spoke about today.
First, here is the cardboard pattern I made to create the sachets.
I used DMC 208, 209, 211, 469, 471 and 550. It is what I had on hand.I made the template out of a piece of cardboard. It is 4 inches wide, 5.5 inches tall and I rounded the top corners.I used a 1/4″ seam to sew together. Also, I cut a piece of ribbon 8 ” long and put it in between the fabric before stitching. I sewed together, turned, rolled out edges, clipped corners and ironed. I added between 1/3 and 1/2 cup dried lavender prior to my hand stitching closed.I added some beads and a charm to the top, right under the ribbon. On the back, I stitched on a tassel.I used Summer House Stitch Works, Rebecca’s Primer for the upper case letters I stitched for certain people. Or I left them off, still looks nice.I used 100% cotton fabric for the backing. The mystery linen (most likely 28 count) I used is leftover pieces of this and that from projects I have done.
Needleworker’s Sampler by Brenda Gervais. I am stitching on 28 count linen with the called for colors. I began this piece on May 6, 2019, my birthday. It is a pleasure to stitch and the colors are lovely.
Today’s scrumptious snack was a berry smoothie and savory hummus. Please, no eating in the sewing room. That berry smoothie could cause havoc.
I finished Awake my soul and Sing by La-D-Da. 28 count linen. It was blue to begin with. Once it was stitched, I did not care for it. I tea and coffee dyed it and then baked for 20 minutes. I pinned and this was my first time using double-sided tape. I used a frame that I already had.
Thanks kindly for stopping by. I appreciate you being in my sewing circle.
To think we are all connected by thread is humbling.
In this together,