April 21, 2010

More PASSES hit the dust!

I've managed to tick off some more completed PASSES (projects at a stand still) which makes me very happy!

This was originally going to be a bag, almost became a table runner and ended up a Lingerie Sachet:

A little hanging heart:

Then there is this only-just-usable piece of punch needle embroidery.  It is my first and only attempt - and probably the last - of this technique using borrowed equipment that just would not behave properly.  It is one of Lynette Anderson's designs, and I certainly have not done it justice, but at least it's now a little sewing case, rather than just sitting half dead in the cupboard!


The postman has been and I've been very disciplined working on PASSES even though these are on the shelf. Jelly Rolls always look so lovely that I am content just to look at them at the moment so that I can tackle a few more bits and pieces that have been sitting around for far too long:

And I'll finish this post off with showing you my little birdhouse pincushions appearing in Australian Handmade magazine:

Happy stitching!



Terry said...

Val Love all you work, everything is so very pretty. But my favorite is the BirdHouse Pin Cushions, they are absolutely too cute for words!

Hugs & Blessings,
Terry M

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Val,
Gosh, you have been a very busy gal getting all those pieces finished.
Happy Stitching,

Anonymous said...

Hi Grandma,
Those birdhouses are great- is $10 really cheap for a pattern???
The hanging heart is pretty ecspecialy the roses! :-)
Those ribbons (Jelly Rolls) are pretty.
Well done on the punch needle (or is it latch-hook?) is great.



I love all your projects!! I have some of the needlework ones that I did--they are not framed or made into anything yet--so I guess they would be called "passes"!!! I did just finish this months bom--Love--and I got brave and used a color on it I don't usually use--came out real pretty!!! Thanks for doing these for us!!!
Hugs, Di

Allie said...

Val your projects look wonderful - good for you on getting them done! I LOVE your birdhouse pincushions!

Sharmayne said...

Love the little bird houses & the hanging heart! I'll be heading out to the newsagent to get the mag. By the way, I'm loving your BOM embroidery designs. Have yet to make a start as we've just finished the big move from Townsville down to Bundalong in Victoria (been here almost 4wks). Hope to start them in the next couple of weeks.
Hugs, Sharmayne (Australia)

Shirley said...

Just love the roses on the heart, so sweet. And I also leave the jellyrolls rolled up like that, too pretty to take apart.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Congratulations on being published with these adorable bird houses!