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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Monday, 2 January 2012

Here's Something I Prepared Earlier

This is a bag I made at the end of November last year. It sounds so long ago when I say last year! I made it for my mum for her birthday and was able to hand deliver it to her when I visited Adelaide. The stitchery is a Gail Pan design that I stitched at a Port Pirie stitching weekend at Country Hart. The fabric was some country checks I bought years ago from the Patchwork Apple. They just scream "patchapple" to me. (My nickname for that favourite shop!) Today has been a hot one here in Melbourne. We made it to 39.6 officially I believe. I seem only to be able to do headaches when it gets hot, so that's what I've done today. I did tidy my sewing desk and thread a needle with some red DMC too, then it was all too much and I gave up. Which turned out to be a good decision really because two of my nieces turned up with two friends looking for somewhere to stay tonight. They are on their way home on a road trip and know they're always welcome at our house. (It's kind of a tradition with us. If any of our kid's friends need somewhere to crash they give us a call and show up. The nieces must not really know the tradition part, cause they got their mum to call!) So I mostly just visited with them this afternoon, hearing all about their trip. A fun time!

5 comments:

Lotti said...

Oh that is such a pretty bag. The dark check of the bag fabric, actually makes the stitching panel stand out. I love the stitching. It's just beautiful.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

The bag is pretty and special. Why? You made it with very complimentary fabrics and colour choices, and it is very well done. Stitching looks great!!!!!!! Happy New Year!

Leanne said...

Your house sounds like ours. My rule is if you want it get it yourself and if you can do that you are always welcome.

Shay said...

Gorgeous bag Kris.

We have the same rule at ourplace. Last time someone came to stay for a few weeks they were still here 14 months later. Im just sayin'.....

Amanda said...

This heat is the pits, we went to the beach this morning and it wasn't any cooler today. Tried a trip to the movies but the aircon was out there so came home instead.