Friday, July 31, 2015

Five on Friday - Christina's Notes

Hello my friends,

I am linking to Amy's Five on Friday, on her blog "Love Made my Home".   This is the last Five on Friday post until 5 September.

Do visit Amy's blog to see what the other participants have to say (after reading mine, of course?).

For the first time I am also linking to Super Mom - No Cape's Stitchery Party.


It is a sunny morning here as I am typing, and it looks as if we are going to have a lovely warm day. 

Apologies to anyone who was expecting to see further pictures of my doll Izzy, however, this is still a craft related post, and I will show you pictures of Izzy soon.

Here are Five Facts about :  CHRISTINA'S NOTES

These are photographs of a pouch, made for my mum for Mother's Day, they are from my iPod and despite my having turned them horizontally on our computer file, Blogger decided they should be portrait style! 


I made this for my Mum as she likes to take her knitting with her when she is out and about, however she kept losing certain items, therefore I decided to make this pouch to hold her pen, notes, measure and wool needle. By chance Mum has since found her scissors and four sock needles fit in very well too! The embroidery was in perlè cottons with scheesha mirrors, french knots, chain stitches and stem stitch. The binding is from a never ending bag of scraps I bought when I first started patchwork. Main fabric is Osnaburgh - my favourite for embroidery!


As with all those "quick" projects one invents, this took longer to make than I had imagined, and changed quite considerably along the way.
Mum's Knitting Notes Pouch
Mum's knitting notes pouch

My deliberations!
Copious notes!


Notepad within - main reason for making the pouch!

Inside picket, showing lining and notepad.
Main pocket, showing lining and note pad. 


I typed the word "pencil" on my computer, found a nice font, enlarged it, printed it and traced the word onto my fabric, along with two pictures from one of Mandy Shaw's embroidery books, ready for stitching.   For the ruler I just drew two lines, marked out the actual measurements for stitching. The stitching is in 2 strands of DMC and stem stitch.

Pockets on back.
3 Pockets on back. 

Final view of knitting pouch
Finished Pouch!

Lastly, to finish off I couldn't resist showing you this bee "getting stuck in"!

There's a Bumblebee getting smothered in pollen in one of
these Hollyhock flowers!

Thank you for visiting, and don't forget to visit Amy's Five on Friday (link at top of page)
Super Mom - No Cape's  Stitchery Party (link also at top of page).

Hope you have a great summer.



P.S. I will be posting before 5 September!


Karisma said...

Hi Barbara! I found you over at Amy's Five Friday. What a wonderful little pouch for your mother! Your stitching is beautiful! Thanks for sharing Aloha!

Shaheen said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. You are very talented, I am not a craft person, but I admire those who are talented in crafty skills, I just wish I was one of those people :( The pouch is really lovely and it shows how much it is made with thought as well as much love.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a thoughtful, beautiful gift made with love. I am sure it was gratefully received.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a gorgeous gift!! It is so pretty and obviously so useful too! You are very talented! Thank you so much for joining in. Glad you remembered there will be no fiving in August, but back in September! Hope that you have a great weekend and a great August too! xx

Crimson Kettle said...

A very beautiful and useful present. The embroidery looks lovely. I'm sure your Mum was delighted with it. Karen :-)

Unknown said...

What a lovely project! The perfect place to put the "important things." Gorgeous embroidery!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a wonderful idea for keeping knitting tools that tend to want to play like Houdini. I might just have to make one too, once I get some of my other projects done.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for visiting, Karisma. I have been to visit you too and your quilt is really gorgeous. See you again soon. Barbara xx

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Shaheen. I have been to visit your blog and I love your veggie recipes, I can see I will be visiting you often! Have a super weekend!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comment. My mum uses the pouch constantl, I'm pleased to say!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Amy. I am looking forward to September already. I hope you will have a super month too!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Karen. I think she was quite chuffed!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, Bronwyn. I hope you have a super weekend too!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Mary Anne, I hope you do! The number of times I have lost my knitting notes and wool needle you would think I'd make one to keep with my knitting too! Oh well, something else for the day. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lilly's Mom said...

Hi Batbara, this is such a special gift you made you Mom. I wish I had the talen to stitch like you and create such lovely items. I just began to learn needlepoint and so far I'm really enjoying this new hobby. I hope you are having a great weekend.

A Colorful World said...

What a wonderful pouch! Beautiful hollyhocks too.

Chris said...

I only just joined Five On Friday and it's been so interesting ,looking at all the different blogs Love this little purse you've designed and made for your Mum.. it's very pretty.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Pat, Thank you for popping by. It's nice you have been able to learn needlepoint. I look forward to seeing your work. I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Marie, Thank you for your kind comments, they are very much appreciated. It's nice to know you called by, thank you.

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Chris, I'm so glad you called in. It's great that you have joined Amy's Five on Friday, it is a lovely way to find new friends to visit. I am on my way to see your blog next. I hope you are having a nice weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a fun project- and absolutely adore the hollyhocks.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you so much JoAnn. Have a great week.

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

Hi Barbara, what a thoughtful and beautiful gift - you are clever. I could do with a pouch like that...! x

FlashinScissors said...
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FlashinScissors said...

Hello Mrs Tiggywinkle, so nice of you to drop by. Thank you for your kind comments. I really enjoyed making it and I especially loved stitching the embroidery. It's great for being able to make something individual.

The Crafty Creek said...

It's beautiful, I love the detail in it

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Margaret, Thank you for visiting. I have been to visit hour blog and I loved your embroidered scarf especially. I will be back to visit again. Have a lovely week.

SuperMomNoCape said...

The knitting notebook that you made for your mother is so pretty! I love the thoughtfulness that went into designing to just for her. Your stitching is beautiful!

Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. I do hope you'll join in again soon. Hugs!

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Sue. I look forward to joining in again, thanks! Lovely to hear from you.

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous thoughtful gift, pretty work

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you, Sheryl.