I used to be much more organised with projects and have them in little folders but now I have this basket which I call my stitchery basket. It is the basket which sits beside me most nights and contains lots of projects all ready to be stitched.
I find it impossible to sit and watch television without something in my hands so this basket is a necessity for me. I also like variety so it contains lots of different things and I just pick something up each night that I feel like doing.
You may not think there is very much here to choose from ..... well let me just show you what is in my basket.......
This lot includes little christmas stitcheries to make little hanging pillows (I make lots of these throughout the year ready for Chrismtas); My Gail Pan
table runner from the last gathering which I am hand quilting and is almost ready for it's binding; Jenny of Elefantz's
milk jug cover and some of my own designs on linen.
Plus I have had Anni Down's Simple Pleasures
traced out for ages.
And I am also working on this one of Rosalie Quinlans'
- Little Patchwork Village on linen in redwork (I am going to put it together with some French General - YUM)
Then there is this pile of my own designs..........
And some on-line designs - Cori's Baby Bracelet quilt
(I am making both girl and boy); the Polka Dot Pineapples Flower Hair Bobby pins
(for my nieces birthday); Jenny of Elefantz's Christmas Story BOM
& Some little Bunnies from Homespun magazine a few issues back.
So as you can see variety is the spice of life for me - I like having lots of things on the go - That way I never get bored of the one project.
Remember these bags that I was sewing yesterday? I wanted to design something using the pre-quilted muslin I had and these were the result.
I decided to make a day of it and made 3 - Just to be sure that i had the pattern right.
Last night I made them each a little fabric flower to adorn them. And yes Joy they are made with my decreasing stash of "Aviary" - I just love that fabric.
I have decided to join in with Lou Lou's At My House today. If you want to see more pop over to Buttons By Lou Lou
. I thought I would show you my favourite corner of my sewing room.
It holds lots of my pretties.
Buttons & Cottons ..................
I have a couple of days off from work so have had a busy day pottering - I am 1/2 way through cleaning the oven so I had best get back to it.