Heathrow the holiday has started for us...
We enjoy our time at the airport wandering around duty free and of course sat in the club lounge with a drink and just relaxing awaiting the plane boarding. To us is is all part of the holiday and its sort of like Christmas Eve, what I mean is, to us Christmas Eve is our most favourite day of the three days its the build up. Everything is done and it is the anticipation of the time ahead. We relax on that day and enjoy everything including just looking at the gifts all wrapped under the tree. They have normally been there at least a week but the magic on that day is like no other.
Today I am concentrating on my much needed needle case. I wanted a large one for me and with a few felt pages inside. The felt is hand made and is so soft, not like the sheets of it you buy in craft shops that has a stiffness to them. This has wool, viscose mix and is super gorgeous.
On each inner needle felt page I would like to embroider some words. I need a header, so beading, embroidery, sharp, cross stitch .. yes needles.
I would like it to be pretty and not just functional for me and its a go to and grab item with the contents that is needed to slow stitch. I am thinking a holder for embroidery scissors as well.
For sure there will be buttons somewhere which is my signature. I may do some other embroidery I
am not sure yet .. there are several designs for this little beauty and several ideas and as it is for me I can just decide along the way.
It is fun sat designing things for myself and I am enjoying it so much. I am getting ideas for my next years designs and sorting my sewing room. I have made some spaces for things in the hope that some new treasure will come back with me from New England .... be prepared that is my motto.
I like to know I can put things away when I get them and do not stand wandering around with it in my hand deciding... With jet lag they could end up anywhere if I did not do that.
I am hoping I can finish this project by early next week but we will see. Fingers crossed!
We have a very busy weekend ahead of us but enjoyable and I hope to also get some of this sewing done as well.
I am hoping that my smallest of embroidery hoops will fit over the felt pages. I have gone for two different colours as you can see. I like to use a hoop it keeps the stitching neat and tidy and it is so much easier for me. I hope that it looks ok on this thick felt, I am so used to stitching on fine fabrics but hey its going to be given a go.
Hoping that you all have a wonderful weekend and that the weather stays good. There is nothing like a lovely walk in the Autumn leaves when it is sunny.
I will see you back here on Monday bright and early and as always Happy Stitching! XX