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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Couple of Quickies

Hi there!  I am writing a quick update before hitting the road to work!
My cheating this weekend paid off!  I did finish up The Dragon of Hope for my LLS and I like the result.  The chart comes with two options for the globe, so I thought that one of them can be used as a really cute fob, so that is the plan as of today.  ;-)  
Since I am pretty bad at posting progress pics, you get both one of those and the finished stitch.  As you can see, I started with the easier part and saved the confetti stitching for last.  I would say that this is a very quick stitch either way.  It was also almost fun to back-stitch.  I haven't had to do that for ages!


And here below is the finished DT Pumpkin pocket.  The finishing was pretty easy and I would almost say clever.  Oh, and see that pretty polka-dot pumpkin colored lining fabric below?  Well, it is reversible and is a Gingham on the other side.  Too cute!  I made sure that I cut it very carefully, so now I have a snippet left to use for something fun!  I am thinking that I may try to make a tiny pumpkin pin-cushion, kinda' like a tomato pin-cushion, but with pumpkin colored fabric.  
I opted to go with a silk ribbon instead of a Hedebo-ring, because the finished purse does not really want to close.....  I am not real pleased with the thickness of the ribbon - I think that it needs to be several times thicker, both for looks and for practical reasons.  If I find something in the future, I'll probably "update" this piece.
So, if I were to sum up; fun stitch, easy finishing, great material, and a pretty cute result!  (I have no idea what to use it for, though...  ;-))

Well, that's it for now.  Have a great Tuesday and talk with you in a bit!  Happy Stitching!!!!


  1. great stitching
    love your pumpkin pocket Jenny, really lovely

  2. Så söta båda två!! Så Draken är super! Vad du är fin som kommer ihåg att jag önskade mig en drake :) stor puss till dig!

  3. Great minds must think alike. I loved the pumpkin design when I saw but thought the same thing. What in the world would I use it for. :0)
    Very pretty when finished. Well done!

  4. Cute dragon!! Your sis is going to love it. The pumpkin pocket is adorable!!!

  5. Your 'cheating' did pay off. Isn't it great to have a few finishes in between the BAPs?

  6. Nice pumpkin purse! Love the dotty, checky fabric. Pumpkin pin cushion is a great idea. That little dragon is too cute, in my favorite colors. I'm off for some fun and sun.