I have been home since yesterday. I am slowly getting a little better.
I decided to do some finishing for my friend Brenda, and decided, after going through my finishing supplies, to make this bourse out of a sunflower piece that she sent me. I had never done a bourse before and am quite pleased with how it turned out. It is a little small though, if I were to do it again I would make it bigger. But I think it is cute anyway.
Sunflower bourse for Brenda
Sunflower piece stitched by her – finishing done by me
I also finished the stitching on my Flea Market Souvenir by Blackbird Designs. I love it! All I have to do now is assemble it with some speciality stitches (I am also thinking about maybe adding some beads… I will see) and it will be done. I love this piece, it has been so much fun to stitch and the colors of the threads and the linen are just amazing. Here are some shots. I will take more after I have stitched it together.
Flea Market Souvenir by Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 30ct LaCrosse Blend and 30ct Kansas City Blend (two different dye lots) by R.&R. Reproductions
Threads: WDW and GAST and recommended
So now I am going to go and try to figure out what stitches to use to assemble it and do some experiments with it. I will post more photos once it is completely done!
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Well I did it, I finished it! I just tried not to think much about what I was doing and just go for it and do whatever stitches came to mind. Here are a bunch of pictures:
I am THRILLED with it! YAY!