Saturday, 1 September 2007

SIDE-TRACKED!

At the beginning of the week, I was minding my own business, trying to finish my quilt-as-you-go blue sampler as I had planned to do last week when on Thusday, I received that:

Of course I knew I would become them, I had ordered them on Ebay, but they arrived so quickly, I was really surprised. Then I got side-tracked! All those nice strands of floss were begging me to make something out of them. So I thought, all right I will make something small, just to have a look and get a bit of stitching exercise for my fingers. But then this small thing looked so lost alone, I could not possibly leave it alone either and so this is the result of a side-track!


I don´t know at all what use I will make of it or if I will keep it at all but it was nice to see some colours other than blue and brown and it was really quick.
Guess what: I have ordered on Ebay some old issues of Australian Country Threads so I really have to finish that quilt before my postie brings me some more treats!

I managed to put the label on my 4 seasons quit too. It is ready to be sent to...!
I wish you a very nice sunday.

13 comments:

Fiona said...

What a sweet little bag with the stitchery - and I love the label you made for the Fall Quilt.

Jane Weston said...

Hi Gwen,

Just wanted to answer your comment.

If you want to have a go at the apron I got the bases of the pattern from here http://www.baumtextile.com/projects/index.shtml (scroll down third pattern on the left). I attached the straps to the angled bit and then try it on and adjust for size at the bib end. I made my straps 2 1/2" wide, but I think a little thinner would be better..it's personal choice. My straps ended up being 34" long, but if you make them longer then you have some playing room for fitting.

Have fun!

Libby said...

Love your label - the drawing is just perfect *s*

sMC said...

wow to everything. You will love the Stitchery Magazines

katelnorth said...

i can see why you were distracted by all those threads :) nice bag!

Thanks for your comment over on my blog - it was indeed a joy to go shopping without all the little kids in tow - such a peaceful day despite the rain.

Nadine said...

Hi, Gwen !

It's me again ! Could you please e-mail me your address in Germany, so that I can send a "small package of happiness" to you ?
... You told me you were happy, but then didn't give me your address, and you're set on "no reply"..... Smiles

NADINE

Danijela said...

Hi Gwen,
you made a very nice bag with a cute stitchery. I think it's an addiciton, isn't it? Once you have started, you can't stop. I can imagine, that you can't wait for your new magazines... It's wonderful when they arrive, full of new ideas, wonderful projects - wish I were there...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sidetracks are the direction my life runs daily! I can understand perfectly. The 4 seasons label is pretty, someone is in for a HUGE traet!

Andrea said...

Beautiful little bag ! Perhaps you could store your embroidery floss in it ! Some-one will be lucky in the $seasons swap !

Linda said...

What a lovely bag Gwen. Thanks for your comments on my blog, I tried to reply to them but you have your email set at no reply.

Rose Marie said...

Gosh, all those threads lined up like that are just so tempting! Love your label for the swap.

Sarah Nopp said...

I agree- I just found a little bag of flosses someone gave me a couple years ago. So I added them to my floss box with all the others. It is a small obsession to get all the colors you can :)

atet said...

What a great sidetrack! The stitchery is adorable and the bag sets it off really nicely!