I had intended just to leave this, put it in my sample book and get back to the crazy patchwork cloth, but the best laid plans and all that. I suddenly thought, 'handbag'. It seems I have caught the handbag bug. So this little sample has now been added to, extended, developed and we now have the front of a new handbag. There is all kinds going on in this piece. A lace edge, running stitch, eyelets, seed stitch, cross stitch. I think it's looking good, but more importantly I am having fun doing it!
Don't think I have forgotten about my cloth though, never. Can you see the cutwork peeping out here? That is the last piece needed to complete the crazy patchwork piece of the cloth. It is in the early stages, probably another good 10 hours of work needed before It's damp stretched, but I'm on it, trust me!
Now I don't know what I have done but I must have been a very good girl! I am definitely a really lucky girl anyway. Today I got the most amazing gift from Ulla. This is a 'back to school' present with the most gorgeous stamps.
I have Finnish chocolate, vintage lace, vintage threads, a Marimekko tin and an angel to take care of me! This has made me so happy, it is worth going back to work after eons of being a home maker if these are the kind of gifts you get! So thanks again a million times Ulla! You made my day.