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Monday, October 05, 2015

A present for a friend

Hello Dear Reader,

I am linking up with Super Mom - No Cape's vintage stitchery link party No 26.

Although this isn't vintage stitching we are also allowed to add hand embroidered items and so I'd like to show you the following.

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As I don't drive, a lovely friend was giving me lots of lifts, and I decided to make a little phone pouch to thank her.

The main fabric is Osnaburg, which is a nice soft fabric, and easy to stitch. I used brushed cotton for a nice soft lining.

And fortunately I remembered to take photos!

Applique Heart, and running stitch embroidered quilting...
Applique heart, and running stitch embroidered quilting...

With a flap to keep the phone in, and a popper to keep it shut
It has a flap to keep the phone in, and popper to keep it shut

Some patchwork
And, on the back, some patchwork...

And a wrist loop
And not forgetting .... a wrist loop.

And whilst I was looking for the pictures of the pouch I found this picture that I had almost forgotten!

Our garden friend!
Our garden friend!

I hope you like foxes!  This was taken about 5 years ago, and unfortunately this little lady is no longer with us.

I took these pictures yesterday, of these lovely sparrows enjoying a splash about on our terrace.
As usual, most of the splashing had taken place before I found the camera, but I couldn't resist a few snaps.

"I'm sure there was more water here a minute ago!"
"I'm sure there was more water here a minute ago!"

"Where have the others gone?"
"Where have the others gone?"

"Never mind, there's all the more for me"
"Never mind, all the more for me!"

I hope you like my little photos.

Sorry no pics of the cross-stitch today. More next time.

We were out last week and passed a quilt shop, I couldn't resist buying some more fabric, as if I needed it!
But I felt the urge to make some more pouches, and I love these colours.

Fabric scraps
A bargain, of course!  These lovely scraps make up to
approximately the size of a fat quarter,
 and most fat quarter's cost more than £2.50!

I'm starting some Crewel work this week, so there may be something a little different here next time!

Do have a lovely creative week.

Hugs,

Barbara xx

22 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post..the photos and buying fabric is never bad..just so good for the soul. Have a wonderful week.xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Maria.

      My husband doesn't agree unfortunately, he says "it's not good for the house, and it makes too much clutter!" But I'm with you!

      Hope you are having a great week. xx

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  2. i see you have the same obsession with pouches as i do. a lovely gift for your friend. that fabric pack looks lovely. i like the colors. i avoid places where they sell fabric as i can never resist. i have enough fabric in the house that would last several lifetimes.

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    1. Me too, Deanna! But sometimes I can't resist buying - when I feel I just don't have the exact colour I want!

      Thank you for calling in. xx

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  3. Love your phone pouch Barbara! Your friend will be delighted with her gift! Christine x

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    1. Thank you for looking in, Christine, and for your kind comment. My friend was delighted with the pouch and popped her phone in it straight away! xx

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  4. What a lovely phone pouch, love the bit of patchwork on it.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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    1. Hi Chris, Thank you for looking in, and for commenting. I hope to be stitching more patchwork soon. xx

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  5. The phone pouch is gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it. I love foxes but we keep hens so I don't really want them paying us a visit during the night!

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    1. Thank you Gillian, my friend loved her new pouch!

      I'm glad you say you like foxes, even if you don't want them visiting. We wouldn't want them visiting either in your position. I envy you having your own chickens! xx

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  6. What a lovely gift! I like the photos of the birds, I always enjoy watching them when they visit our feeding house in wintertime.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Annet. Lovely to hear you are a fellow bird feeder. They are having lots of young this year, we saw about a dozen young Starlings at our feeders today! xx

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  7. That phone pouch is wonderful and I'll bet your friend must love it. Thank you for the sparrow and fox pictures - it's amazing to be able to get so close to them in order to take photos. Lucky you!

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    1. I think my friend seemed quite pleased with the pouch!

      She was a very unusual fox! It is possible we may have known her since she was a cub, but it is hard to be certain, and she definitely brought her own cubs to visit us! xx

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  8. What a lovely gift for your friend! I am sure they will enjoy using it. xx

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I hope she likes using the phone case. xx

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  9. Your phone pouch turned out darling. What a sweet thank you gift! And, I love the picture of your fox. Too cute. Unfortunately, I think our garden visitor right now is a skunk. I'd prefer the fox! ;) (Thankfully, we have not seen our visitor, but the smell is telling!)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words, Renee. Oh my goodness, poor you - a skunk! How awful! xx

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  10. Hi Barbara, Lovely phone pouch in a gorgeous colour, Your friend will be delighted at such a useful gift.

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    1. Thanks Sheryl, she loved it, I'm pleased to say! Yes, I love that colour and I've made quite a few little pouches of one sort or another from that fabric! Only thing is I can't get more of it. It's a few years old now and they don't stock it any more. Just goes to show, if one likes something one needs to buy it when you see it. xx

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