Wednesday, June 13, 2007

WLE received & a little start

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.

14 comments:

  1. What a sweet little bag! The rickrack trim is just right and the whole thing looks so simple and fresh. Love the little heart bags too - great job!

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  2. So lucky Usha and her daughter to received the beautiful gift from you BJ. Another wonderful finished work.

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  3. Love all that red!!! The pouches are darling with the hearts. Nice job.

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  4. Inspiring creations! Must remember this .... ;)

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  5. Lots of beautiful red.

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  6. I love reds! The the bag and the little pouches are fab!! Great job.

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  7. Love the Sunbonnet Sue redwork!

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  8. That is so beautiful, Barbara - I'm a big sucker for Sunbonnet Sues. Yours are adorable. I am honoured that I could be of inspiration for the rickrack. Thank you.

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  9. Thanks for the link to Fabienne, Barbara! I'll go and see if there's not too much sewing involved for my clutzy hands :o)
    Your redwork piece looks FABULOUS! Is this really your first attempt at embroidery? Wowie. Colour me impressed...

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  10. Lovely bag and love all the red stitching. xx

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  11. Such cute projects! I like them all.

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  12. Lovely little bags and good progress on the ABC birds, haven't completed mine yet as i haven't ordered the thread, i did tried but they don't have it in stock.

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  13. What a nice red post - very nice to look at :)

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