Usha's daughter Manisha informed me that her mom has received her Wish List Exchange. Usha's is quite sick and have been running a fever for some days. I hope she gets well real soon and it's nothing too serious.
Usha is a marvellous crochetor, a craft that has eluded me to date (I am still optimistic). She and Janet have been going on for some weeks on the crocheted ripple blanket, but somehow they've lost some steam along the line. Hope they pick it up again, it's really eye candy to see the colours change. Since Usha has mentioned before that she crochets while commuting to work, I thought a fair sized calico tote bag would be ideal for her to carry her WIPs. I stitched a Sunbonnet Sue redwork. It's my first attemp at embroidery or at least stem stitch and it was a joy. It was quick too! The ric-rac was an idea from Isabelle (hope she is okay). Red is such a stunning colour, don't you agree?!!
Another option on Usha's Wish List (we're only supposed to fulfill one) was pouches for her little darlings, 3 of em! :) So I figured, I'd stitched that up as well, pouches were fairly easy to sew up afterall. I fused a felt heart on each pouch and added a white button for embellishment and of course more red ric-racs! :)
Still with reds. There has been much talk on NNC pertaining to French designs and all that lovely reds, so I did the next best thing, I started on a freebie from Aurelle. This was partially inspired by Mylene's progress on the ABC Birds.
Comment Notes: Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comments. You nice people are the best! And Annemarie you gotta make the thread winder too I am afraid ;) You can find it at Fabienne's blog.