I was going to post so early this month! I was almost ready a day early! Unfortunately I rushed taking my photos and then wasn't sure whether to go ahead writing a post with those photos ...... then every day since we seem to have been so busy! It's been sooo hot! I know, our hot is nothing compared to other parts of the world, but we just aren't ever prepared for the vast changes in temperature here in the UK!
Oh, and then last week we made the mistake of going shopping on Oxford Street on the very day of the Trump protests! It was quite scary. We went for lunch in a lovely little restaurant just off Regent Street and when we came back out onto Regent Street masses of protesters were making their way towards Oxford Circus. I really detest the underground, and because the buses were all redirected we ended up walking from Regent Street to Victoria on one of the hottest days of the year. Phew!
Well I've quite forgotten what I had intended to write this time, but here goes.
Sorry for the crowded photo! There was so much to share!
"Camper Van" (Summer Kit) from Cross Stitcher, Issue 332
And "Bee Needle Case" - Issue 333
|This time I've remembered to add a date to my TUSAL jar!|
and my ORTs can be seen on the yellow felt.
This month I finished stitching the camper van onto the beach scene. Of course I could have used the cardboard button provided with the kit but I decided to stitch the camper van (CrossStitcher provided a pattern as well as the button) as I intend to add the picture to a small summer pouch and the cardboard button just wouldn't last. I only want a pouch that can hold a camera, and maybe house keys, suitable for carrying on a Summer day. I've seen a suitable pattern on Pinterest, and was so eager to make this little pouch ..... I found just the right fabrics ..... you can see the blue and pink in the background, but as I need a to find a zip for the pouch the replacement handles for my everyday summer rucksack snuck in first! The old handles were soooo worn there's no way I'd share a photo of them, but here are my new ones:
I wasn't sure whether to go with puffy .... in the end I decided to quilt lines along the length of the handle, and I think that was the best decision.
They do make the rest of the bag look a little dull but at least I can keep using it until I have time to make a new one. Who knows I might even make a replacement flap with the same fabric, that would keep the bag going a whole lot longer.
Anyway, I digress! I have also been cutting fabric for my "Spiral" quilt so I have some fabric ORTs too, seen below in the front of the picture .....
but here's a last look at "Camper Van" for now .....
Oh, I don't think I showed you the final photo for Butterfly so here it is with its finishing ribbon in place:
If you enjoy cross stitch do pop over and have a look at who is joining in with Daffycat's TUSAL and Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness.