Saturday, 15 October 2011

Spring day

It`s a lovely spring day here. The birds are singing. The gift for Raewyn is what I`ve been stitching of late.She recieved  her parcel yesterday  so go for a visit. .
This is one of my favourite tote bags. A friend gave me the fabric strips as a birthday gift so using  `Bareroots` pattern ,some DMC threads,those fabrics and homespun for stitching I `ve this lovely tote.

These where some of last years Christmas gifts for three friends.  I stitched them from `JXS  Christmas ornaments issues. Thinking which ones to stitch for this year !

This the first Sampler I stitched . It comes from a set of two but I haven`t been able to get the other. 
Well I hope everyone has a great weekend so till next posting I will get back to my stitching.
Happy Stitching Clare. 


  1. Oh Clare....I love your beautiful quilt bag. The design is so sweet and the colours are among my favorite too! Your 2010 Christmas ornaments so cute. It will be fun to see what you decide to stitch this year!
    Your sampler is lovely, and the scripture verse is one that I dearly cherish too.

  2. Thank you again for my lovely gift Clare. Your Christmas stitcheries are lovely and the tote bag is a great way to use those strips.

  3. Love the quilt shop tote bag which I have made twice now. It's a great pattern.
    Your Christmas pillows are lovely and how nice to be able to look back at the first sampler you ever stitched.

  4. hello dear, its me cucki ..your new friend :) i send you a mail just now..i hope you receive it too..i am following your blog and it is very lovely..
    great stitching and i love the bag..the most beautiful bag..i love material bag so much and this is the most lovely one..
    keep well.hugs for you xx

  5. Your Christmas stitcheries are very nice. Welcome to blogger land I do hope you injoy your self with all us bloggers.

  6. You're working on such pretty things! I think I have that bag pattern, or one very similar to it. You've inspired me to go looking.

  7. lovely cross stitch designs,and stitcheries.
    Hope you enjoy blogging!

  8. What a great bag, Clare! That turned out great. Love the ornaments and your framed sampler, too!

  9. Hi, new follower here. I'm Jo who is stitching the Gift of Stitching Sewing Tools sampler with Kathy and Cucki.
    It's truly international with USA, UK, S.Africa and New Zealand stitchers!

  10. Beautiful tote bag Clare. I love Bareroots designs. Really cute Christmas pressies you made for your friends too. I checked out the gift you gave Raewyn.... love what you made for her.. especially the kitty. I'm a real sucker for cats!

  11. Hi Clare. I am just wondering how you are getting on with your Tilda doll. I have just put the last stage on my blog. I am sooo pleased with my finished angel. Im so looking forward to seeing your. Hugs Lisa