Well, hello everybody out there in Blog land! I have had some very lovely and kind comments lately. Thank you so much for taking the time to 'talk' with me. I have enjoyed all my new visitors from the USA that arrived after seeing my crochet roll featured on Selvage Blog. That was quite a thrill for me! It's a bit like having your work published really. Here it is below, just in case you haven't seen it.
I actually made a new little something yesterday. I can't show and tell what it is, as it's meant to be a surprise birthday pressie for a dear friend. I'm not sure how often she checks on my blog, but I probably should wait until next week to show you, just in case. Hate to spoil surprises.
I definitely feel a bit of selvage sewing in the air! Look at all these wonderful edges just waiting to be turned into something of interest. I think a little needle case would be cute. I quite enjoy making them for some strange reason. Strange because they are actually a right pain to bind.Anyhow, that's what I'll be making today.
See this needle case above? Yes, the unironed one! I found it under all my ribbons and bindings, all crushed and unloved. I'm showing it to you, because a few weeks ago, I saw one just like it onManka's Little Rose Cottage blog. I got a bit excited when I saw it as it jogged a lovely memory or two. She makes some wonderful creations and her embroidery is just fantastic.
I was probably about ten when I stitched this little girl. I have always loved hand stitching. I used to make little animals by the dozen out of felt. I loved, and still love to sew with felt and now my girls do too. It's such an easy fabric to use and is lovely and soft as well.
So, I think I'll just keep it on our buffet and enjoy it. The roses really suit it too and I don't have another vase that can do that.