Thank you Wendy for hosting FNSI again and for the super easy apple turnover recipe which I did not make but I will do!
Another afternoon and evening of sewing for me. The afternoon was spent sewing with a friend - very pleasant company. The promised rain and storm did not happen but it was very sticky indeed!
I was working on my latest crazy block and it is starting to fill up very nicely I feel. Lots of space for more though - I want to get a couple of butterflys in there next and a dragonfly too.
These little roses and rosebuds were very simple to do. Still some work to do on the seam treatment - I want to put little pearls in the centre of the yellow flowers.
Jenny of Elephantz shared a simple basket pattern with us this week - a way of using up oddments of bias cut fabric.
Her instructions are here.
Here is the one that I made. I love the simple button flower.
It is now sitting by my sewing machine holding a variety of tools and bits and bobs. It has taken the place of this little container
which has done the same job for the last 12 years! In 2002 a group of us went on a patchwork trip to Rotterdam and each of us was presented with one of these on arrival by our hostesses. OK, so I have changed the ribbon but otherwise it has held up very well. It has now been retired and holds some of my collection of needlework tools and ephemera.
And last but by no means least this little treasure arrived in the post today.
A beautiful field of poppies ATC from Jeannette - jennypennypoppy! A lovely mixture of hand and machine sewing. The tiny poppies were cut from organza using a soldering iron and are attached with french knots. Thank you very much Jeannette.
I hope you are all having a good weekend. The sun is just starting to come out here - another promised storm has not arrived and so I think I had better go and water my pots!