Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Finally a stitchy update:

The first wip I've picked now I'm back to my rotation is The Drawn Thread's Sunflower Bellpull:

The Drawn Thread Sunflower Bellpull - progress 10-04-2011

The Drawn Thread - Sunflower Bellpull, 2000
stitched using the recommended threads and linen
(you can see my previous progress here)

I've started a new small project for those times when I have the chance to put a few stitches in. After a lengthy stash dive I decided to go for Just Nan's 20 Flowers scissor case.

Just Nan - 20 Flowers progress 10-04-2011

Just Nan - 20 Flowers, 2004
stitched using the kit materials

I also treated myself to a new tote for my wips. I've liked Orla Kiely patterns for a long time but her bags are usually out of my price range, so when I found that my local supermarket is selling this canvas tote for charity I had to get one.

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25 comments:

Katrina said...

Gorgeous pieces and what a fun new bag!!!!

Von said...

Love your new wip bag!! I'm a sucker for a great-looking bag. :)

Margaret said...

Nice WIPs! I love Ora Kiely too, but like you, have only admired and not bought. Lucky you to find that tote!

Bertie said...

Beautiful colours Karoline, good to see the small ones let you stitch now and then:))

Annemarie said...

Your WIPs are both lovely. But the BAG! *swoon*

Nancy said...

Your Sunflower Bellpull is just beautiful, and I hope you enjoy your new stitch! What a cheerful tote!

woolwoman said...

I don't know about Ora Kiely - since I am such a "bag lady" - I have to find out straight away about these bags. Love your DT piece - you'll be done soon and your new start looks like fun. Hope the kids enjoy Easter. Melody

Katrina said...

Lovely update Karoline, look forward to seeing more of the Just Nan piece.
Katrina in NZ

Christine said...

That bag is gorgeous! Lovely progress on both of your projects.

JOLENE said...

Love your bellpull....sunflowers and crows are some of my favorite things. Maybe I will have to find that pattern..... The new tote is funky and fun, love it! Smiles....

Melissa said...

I love that sunflower bellpull. Those flowers just remind me of sunshine and summer!

Love your new tote!

Lois said...

Nice to see DT Sunflower Bellpull again and a very nice new start too. What a great purchase!

Tanya said...

Oh I love sunflowers - that is gorgeous!!

Love that bag!!

Tanya

TeresaB said...
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TeresaB said...

Love your finish, the sunflowers are so pretty. I love Orla's bags too and am a bit jealous you found such a cool tote for you WIPs that is her design. What a great find!

Giovanna said...

Great WIPs, and gorgeous bag!

Kathy Ellen said...

Karoline, first, I just have to tell you that the daffodils at the top of your blog are so gorgeous! Love your beautiful Drawn Thread WIP. Wonderful tote bag, just perfect for your stitching too!

Susan said...

What a cute tote bag!

You're making great progress on your Sunflower bellpull; congratulations!

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching! Cute new bag, too.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very pretty Drawn Thread piece and lovely tote, it looks really roomy.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad to see you're getting some stitching time!

geeky Heather said...

Both your WIPs are beautiful!

mdgtjulie said...

Cute bag, and your WIPs look good. Keep up the good work!!

Tanya said...

I love bags too! I really like your WIP. Your kids are too cute.

Solstitches said...

I love, love love that bag and just wish Tesco would have something like that when I get to UK.
Beautiful stitching on the WIPS.

Margaret