I'll be teaching the Hollyhock Cottage needlecase at the Creative Craft Retreat next month and participants are invited to have a pop-up stall to sell craft items, patterns etc there.
When I looked at my crate of 'bits and pieces', it was looking a bit like Old Mother Hubbard so it was obviously time to think about making a few things. It's no use having a stall if there is nothing to sell!!!
The first thing to do was to look in the PASS (Projects At A Stand Still) drawer. It was an effort to open it as it was so full! I found some half completed hardanger accessories and it really took very little time to complete them. A scissor-keep:
and a tape-measure cover:
Why had they languished in the drawer for so many years??? I really can't understand why I didn't finish them when they were so close to completion. I found yet another almost complete project in the drawer so I plan to try to tackle this one soon.
Then it was on to some more embellished hand towels:
They can be completed in just a couple of hours and I am so happy with the way they turned out:
Toadstool in a different colourway:
Hand towels lend themselves to fusible web applique:
and Broderie Perse:
It's school holidays this week so I'll be spending time with two of our grandsons but I'm still hopeful of getting at least one more PASS finished! Then I reckon I'll definitely reach the PASS Mark!