Here is our free pattern for this week -
The Butterfly in my Garden Bag
There is a lovely stitchery on the front:
and quilted butterflies on the back:
The handles are embroidered with butterflies and flowers:
The pattern is available for one week here.
I hope you've enjoyed our little giveaway of the four free patterns. Please send me a photo if you've used one of the patterns - I would love to see your version.
Some of my favourite things to design are stitching accessories - Needlecases, pincushion, scissor keeps, sewing compendiums, tape measure covers. You can see some of my collection here.
One of my recently published designs is the Enchanted Joy set.
It's in the current beautiful Embroidery, Cross Stitch and Beyond magazine Vol 21 No 5:
My favourite - the tape measure:
I love the gold beading around the edge:
I had a good sewing week, completing one project, making a big dent in two others and making myself a simple skirt. Remind me next time I get the bright idea of sewing with chiffon not to!
It's ages since I've sewn with fabric that isn't cotton and it was a big shock to have fabric slipping and sliding all over the place. Sewing with 100% pure cotton is such a pleasure after that! Anyway, I was happy with the skirt and wore it this morning with a lovely Aqua top.
Another job I ticked off last week was our Christmas letter - it's written and circulated. Next job is to make the Christmas pudding. I've been waiting for weeks for the butcher to obtain suet and finally I now have some. Our really traditional pudding is a recipe handed down through quite a few generations in our family. It features here on this design. Then I had better start thinking about presents!
Have a great week.