Hello everyone, I was finally able to come out of my blogging slump long enough to do a post. I made this stitching bag a few days ago, and used some designs from my little book--Schone Alte Stick-Ornamente. If you don't remember this book take a look at my July 29, 2010 post to see a picture of it. I chose my own colors of Cosmos Seasons floss and used up some of my ric-rac to trim it.
Here's the design on the other side of the bag. Even though one of the designs is horizontal and the other one is more vertical, I thought they would coordinate well as long as they were on opposite sides of the bag from each other. And because the Cosmos thread is colorfast, I can throw this in the washer when it gets dirty just like all my other bags.
I recently received some new Nashville stash including my favorite, A Stitcher's Journey by Blackbird Designs. Do you have yours yet? If you've been thinking of getting a copy, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do, I think it's the best one they have done yet and that's saying a lot! I literally want to stitch every design in that book! The view on this page is of a reproduction sampler, isn't it lovely? I got my copy from Anita, her's are only $22.50 compared to $27.00 elsewhere.
Now, I want to show you a kitty picture. I had gone out the door the other day to go to work, decided I couldn't remember if I had turned off the coffee pot and when I came back in to check here's what I saw:
Apparently, a recently used Mr. Coffee is a warm and cozy place to sit if you're a kitty! Trixie's expression was so nonchalant, as if sitting on a coffee pot is the most normal thing to do!
Thank you, my blogging pals, for listening to my babble once again, come back again soon!