Monday 25 November 2013

Raggedy Wall Panel

Very little in the sewing department happening today, or this week to be honest.  It’s getting towards the pointy end of the year, and so much is happening.  Christmas shows seem to start earlier and earlier, we’ve already had a couple of them that we’ve had to go to and it’s not even December!  And don’t get me started on how early the Christmas decorations go up in the shops!

Still.  I’ve two little ones who are still very much into the awe of Christmas and I remember how wonderful that was, and I try very hard to ensure they are having as much fun as they can this season.  And if that means dragging them over the country side so their ballet group can perform in Christmas dances, so be it!

And as there has been so little sewing, I’ve got an oldie but a goodie to show you.  I couldn’t tell you who this designer was, but when this panel arrived at the shop – oh a good fifteen years ago, I think – I knew I had to have one for myself. 


It was such a cutie, and it came in those wonderfully rich, country colours that were so prevalent back in the nineties.  I miss them.


Bit hard to read what the panel says, but it’s all about buttons. 






I machine quilted the outside, and hand-quilted the cross hatching in the centre.  And if I do say so myself, I think it looks quite nice!

It’s never seen the light of day as a functional quilt, or wall hanging.  I have a cupboard full of things that I have never actually use.  But as I say time and time again, it’s not about the end result, it’s about the pleasure one receives whilst one is making it.  And that’s what it’s all about for me.

Later this week I hope to show you some photos of some little stitching I’ve been doing to give away.  But the computer is not being co-operative (what’s new!) and so I will wait. 

See you soon!


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