Wednesday 13 July 2022

Ready for Final Finishing

 At the beginning of August my friend K has a birthday.  She loves cats and so I've stitched this to make into a Zipper Purse for her.   The pretty gingham check Graziano linen has been in my stash for ever so it was great to find a use for it.  I saw something similar on the internet so set to with graph paper and a pencil and am pleased with the result.   Here's hoping that I can make up the bag to look professional!

Tomorrow I plan to complete this and also to get my Black Quilted Jacket to the buttonhole stage.   My local sewing machine shop have told me they will do the buttonholes for me (I don't trust my ancient Elna for this) but that I will need to cut them open.   First I need to choose the buttons although I am still dithering as to whether to go buttons or to use sew on press studs.   I may trial the latter and see how I feel.

Thank you to all who left comments of sympathy on passing of my Mother.   Life seems rather empty and some days I feel a little downcast.  But I am cheered by the cards, emails, blog comments and the sympathy of so many friends.   Thank you so much.


Mylene said...

That's a lovely stitched. I am sure your friend will love whichever way you finish it.

Wanda McColl said...

Dear Margaret, My heart goes out to you. This is such a difficult time as you navigate life without your mom. Be kind to yourself.
What a beautiful gift for your friend.
Sending hugs and prayers.

Heritage Hall said...

You and Mom remain in my heartfelt prayers... You will champion through being without her the way you did all the years you were her constant
source of devotion and support, with grace and courage.

Linda Meyer said...

I have enjoyed reading about your life with your mom over many years. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that you were a godsend to her. Your stitching is lovely and your friend is very lucky. All my best ~ Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love these cats. I am sure they will look great however you finish them.
I do think about you and your dear Mum quite often and wonder how you are managing without her there.

Leonore Winterer said...

This will be a wonderful gift!

Gillian said...

So sorry to hear of your mum's passing. Keep stitching. Gillian