Life's changed so much in the past few weeks, I haven't missed the hectic pace of preparing for AQC, which would be on now! I will miss seeing all the familiar faces and the girls who book into my Make & Take every year.
The plan was to release the first pattern, Garden Blooms, from the Life's Pleasures Club at the show.
The felt appliqued bag is based on one I made myself a couple of years ago. You can read about it here.
I love the process of choosing the felt colours, cutting out the flowers and appliqueing them in place. The final step, embellishing the flowers is a real joy and a celebration of slow stitching. I stick with the basic stitches, colonial knots, fly stitch, daisy stitch and straight stitch. Then play around working different stitch combinations on each flower with Aurifil cotton and wool threads.
You don't have to wait for the next show, the pattern and kit are available online. Just click on the links.
I hope you've been enjoying the Love & Hugs from Australia Stitch-a-Long.
If you missed out on downloading my Reggie Rabbit block you can download it here.
I have to keep reminding myself today's Friday as the days blend in to each other.
Have a lovely weekend doing whatever makes you happy!