Half the year has almost disappeared so it's time to give you Block 6 in the free Keys to Contentment wall quilt
It's easy to be thankful when everything is going well.
The key is always to have an attitude of thankfulness, no matter what the circumstances.
I hope you enjoy stitching this block. The pattern can be downloaded free from here in my Craftsy Store.
Last year I taught Hardanger and Silk Ribbon embroidery at the Creative Craft Retreat and we made a pincushion and scissor-keep.
I decided to make another set of accessories, this time using the beautiful Kacoonda silk ribbons and threads.
I added a tape measure cover to make it a threesome:
I just love the range of colour variation in this gorgeous 054 silk ribbon:
Happily, the lovely editor of Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine liked my design and it has now appeared in Vol 22 Issue 12:
I've had my skates on this week and I'm so happy to say I completed four projects, three of which are gifts. Now I'm onto some stitchery panels to accompany some French braid. I find it interesting that the most popular pattern in my store is a Christmas runner with French Braid centre - Ding Dong Merrily:
The fact that it is so popular really surprises me, but I guess there is something really lovely about French braid panels. They certainly are a great way to showcase a range of fabrics and use up lots of jelly roll strips!
Now I'm on the search for just the right jumbo ric rac to go along the sides of the braid.