The weather has been very cold most mornings are very white with frost. So much so that it has looked like snow on a couple of occasions. The snowdrops are just starting to flower but they aren't very tall yet. I hope to share my bulbs with you over the next little bit of time. At the moment everything is just waiting although the Hellebores (winter roses) are starting to bud. About the only thing to pick is lavender and a few sprigs of whatever green you can find, I have picked sage and put it in this little vase the grey/green of the leaves really look lovely with the lavender and when it is all in a little jug they look even better.
I am sure you all realise that I love all things sewing. Pincushions, needle cases, little bags, reels, spindles all are very welcome in my very eclectic home. I am always making one of the above in one form or another. A little while ago I made the following sewing pocket and pincushion from Amy Butler fabric it was really new then and I thought it was very retro. It reminded me of the fabric in the dresses I used to wear, enough of that or I will date myself! The fabric has scalloped shape flowers on it so I echoed this shape in the embroidery and then appliqued the embroidered hearts in various shapes and sizes to the front, back and inside of the pocket.
Above is the front and following are a couple of inside shots. I have also used my favourite old mother of pearl buttons for some of the trimming. The pincushion has an embroidered, covered button in the centre. The set is then edged with a twisted cord made from the embroidery threads.
Of course I had to have one photo on its side I have reloaded this photo so many times and it still won't co-operate and my computer assistant - Abby is currently having a lovely couple of days with her Nanna and Pop so cannot call her to rescue me. Sorry just have turn yourself a bit on the side to look at this one. Oh well nothing in this world is ever perfect!
I must close now as I am preparing to go and teach my lovely ladies at Jukejema in Nowra tomorrow and on Thursday morning I am off to Cottage Quiltworks for two days teaching at their Quilt Escape. Glad to say that my projects are looking OK. You had a sneak peak at the fabric a couple of posts ago so I will share the photos of these projects on my return along with other goodies I am sure to see while up there.
Stay safe and here is another little saying for you "From a woman's soul, Through a woman's eyes, By a woman's hands" Till next time happy sewing V