Makings Buyings T de F progress

 I can share this now Deb has opened it for her birthday.
I hope you had a lovely day yesterday Deb!
It’s a bag with an ultra long handle so she can adjust it. 
 With embroidered pockets.
Zipped pocket on the inside
And the outside.
Button detail to outer flap pocket.
The stitcheries are from Lynette Anderson’s Country Cottage Quilting book.
As I’ve been using up a lot of stash, I’ve been treating myself to new fabrics. These came from the Fat Quarter Shop sale.  
I find that I am working in a different way from when I started patchwork. I no longer buy just one of a set because I like just that one. It is easier to buy charm packs and know that everything will go together, but to have larger amounts of tonals. Have you evolved your style?
I had been looking for skull and crossbone fabric to make some dog bandanas for GRWE charity stall.
Westhouse Textiles in Portsmouth were able to help. A few other fabrics and oddment packs may have fallen into my basket while I was there. Ahem. Well I was running very low on brown, green and purple, and then there was a couple of lovelies, and then….
Ok I have no willpower. LOL
 On the way back we called in to Bradford on Avon’s Jumble Jelly where I stocked up on some much needed tonals. The bright button FQ was just too cute to leave behind. I did mention my lack of willpower didn’t I?
Now just look what came from Annie Coe! I had coveted the little vase for so long before giving in and treating myself. The darling lady sent an pendant and earrings made by her sister-in-law too. Thank you so much Annie.
 I immediately filled it with Lavender Hidcote and Veronica. Isn’t it gorgeous! It makes me smile. More of her work including porcelain buttons, paintings, pendants and pots, can be found here.
 Now for the very small amount of Tour de Fibre progress while I have been away. 
“Taya Making Daisy Chains.”
 The wings used stem, cretan, coral and backstitch with colonial knots.
 I had to guess from a static picture on one of the children’s devices how to do the coral stitch.
“Sarah the Dragonfly Princess” 
Knotted blanket stitch for the wings with time. Hanne is a dragonfly fan too. She has the Tour de Fibre list of participants in her right sidebar.

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