Everyone (including me) has been patiently waiting for the new patterns from Bronwyn Hayes called Gingham Girls. Yesterday 3 bag patterns arrived.
This one is called Ric Rac Carryall and features a lovely stitchery panel down the front and off course some ric-rac braid trim.
I was just 'talking' to someone the other day about Bronwyn's stitcheries and how I seem to like them the most. I think it's because even though they look complicated, they are very achievable, and always finish up beautifull
There's also a medium carryall with an applique on the front and on the back is pocket with the cat applique. The pattern also includes a bonus 'Girl with Chihuahua' design for you dog lovers.
There's also another bag called the large carryall. It has an applique design on the front as well - the 3 Gingham girls. (You can see that one on my website.)
Still to come in the Gingham Girls series is a block of the month. It won't be released until April. Will keep you posted.
The other patterns to arrive yesterday that I've been looking forward to seeing are from Leanne May of Candlelight Creations.
This one is called Tea Time Roses. Isn't the stitchery design beautiful?
I've done some of Leanne's stitcheries before, and I really like her attention to detail. Those cakes look good enough to eat!
Leanne also has another new design called Pen to Paper which is a writing set and includes a handy pen holder which would look perfect on my desk.
(You can see that pattern on my website.)
I'm always happy to order patterns for people, if I don't have them on my website. One request recently was for this lovely pattern of Gail's called Chrissy Trees.
The pattern includes 3 different versions of a tree. This would be a really handy pattern for Christmas. I'm always looking for 'things' to decorate my home with and I like to have new things every year.
These look really quick and easy and would make great 'stash' projects. I think my favourite is the 'star' tree on the top left.
Thread and Ginger...
Yesterday my GPS navigator took me to visit Natalie Bird's store Thread and Ginger. It's right on the other side of town to me and I honestly wouldn't have made it without my GPS. I'm glad I went, because it is a really lovely store. It's full of beautiful fabric and Natalie's designs. I saw her new bom Kitchen Capers 'in person' and as usual, the photo doesn't do it justice. I also saw her quilt from the book 'From the Heart' which has 9 different stitcheries on it and Natalie has made it in pretty floral fabrics. I've had that book for a while, and after seeing the quilt will have to add it to my to-do list. I'm definitely going to visit the store again - now I know how to get there.
Until next time