Our next FHFS, ( Friend Having Fun Swap), project is due in October and we are to make something with wool or felt. I haven't had much experience stitching with wool or felt so I thought I would have a play and make something for myself before creating something for the swap. So, I bought a cute Christmas kit with Fig'n'Berry's new Christmas book from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. I have had a lot of fun making this, although I have found that my fusible webbing doesn't work very well on the felt. A dab or 2 of glue baste did the trick and a couple of pins. I can't wait to finish it now.
I was so excited when Michelle announced that her first book had been published. I didn't waste much time ordering it from her and I just love all her beautiful Christmas designs and patterns inside this lovely book. Pop over to Michelle's blog to see all her beautiful stitching and the range of patterns she sells.
I have been very slack not loading any of my overseas photos yet but I can show you some of the thimbles I collected. These 4 are all from Carcassonne in France. Carcassone is a medieval city which is actually a fortress inside a fortress! I wish I could show you but you will just have to be content with thimbles for now hehehe.
And these 3. You can tell which one is from Disneyland and the gold one is from the Paris Opera House which is an awesome place to visit. I nearly got done by a gypsy there while taking photos. Ofcourse, I had to buy the book Phantom Of The Opera from the actual Opera House it was set in. The first thimble is from the Catacombs which lay beneath the city of Paris holding the remains of 6 million Parisians. It is over 100 steps down to this subterranean labyrinth of bones and skulls. A rather sombre place to visit .
I must thank all my bloggy friends, yes you, for coming to my aid regarding the Cottage Garden Threads I had run out of. The problem is solved and I shall be able to complete those projects soon.
Off to do some stitching now. How about you?