A Facebook group that I belong to, had a SAL (stitch-a-long) over the past couple of months. We were not allowed to post it to the Facebook page until August 1. In June while I was away on vacation I stitched the piece and made it into a project bag for myself. Several people wanted to know where I got the pattern for the project bag. To my knowledge there isn’t one. SO…I created a free tutorial for everyone to enjoy. If you are an experience sewer, it should be easy. If you do not sew, you can order one with or without your needlework through my finishing service. I am happy to teach others finishing and do custom work for those who do not wish to do their own. So ABOVE there is a link to my new tutorial.
From The Workbasket comes this standup pattern for “Quaker Cardinal.” Finished with handmade , hand sewn cording, and cream wool backing, he sits regally amidst the Native American influence of dream catchers. Did you know that according to the legend of the dream catcher that Native Americans believe the air is filled with both good and bad dreams. Dream catchers were hung in the tepee or lodge and on an infant’s cradle board. Good dreams are said to pass through the center hole of the sleeping person. Bad dreams are trapped in the web and perish with the light of dawn!
This is an unknown punch needle pattern is from an unknown designer. Evidently it has been a long time in someone’s drawer! But it is now finished with a black wool covered backing with handmade and hand sewn cording. The little hen and chicks will look quite sassy on a door knob or a wall.
My days have also been filled with hand quilting on my huge irish chain quilt, making binding for it, as it will soon be done (HAPPY DANCE SOON TO COME), plodding long on a wool and fabric wall hanging for my guest room. No photos until is done! And my knees can attest to lots of weeding in the garden!
Enjoy the rest of the summer! Amities, Averyclaire