Monday, 29 September 2008

A Stitch In Time

Last Monday, I discovered a new crafts anIM002847d haberdashery shop, and bought this little DMC purse.

It was less than £2, and I thought it might make a good birthday gift for my favourite Aunt.

On Saturday evening, I sketched out a design, using one of my Jo Verso cross stitch books. I find that working out a design on graph paper is a very relaxing activity.



I have a number of books by the late Jo Verso, and they are brilliant for ideas for cards and small gifts.

She uses simple ideas and her diagrams are easy to follow and adapt.

On Sunday afternoon, [after a hectic morning service] while Bob watched IM002872the Grand Prix, I stitched the purse.

It was very therapeutic, and I was really pleased with the result.

Inside I cut a piece of white fabric to shape and stitched it neatly round to line the side with the back of the embroidery. All ready for Auntie Peg's birthday next month!


  1. Cross stitch is very therapeutic! One year I made everyone in the family something in cross stitch and had it framed for Christmas. :)

  2. Oh, I like this!

    And I really enjoy cross stitching, though it's been years since I've done any (I fear my eyes may not be up for it any more). But lately I've been thinking I'd like to give it a try again, just as soon as I finish all my Christmas knitting (sometime around February!).



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