Sunday, 30 November 2014

A little gift for friends

The little gift I am about to show you, is from earlier this year, when the lovely ladies from our little sewing group got together, up at the lovely tea rooms Harvey's Range. It must have been early July I think just before I started my course. We all got together knowing it was going to be a while before we would meet again, due to all our busy scheduled life's. We had a fantastic time sharing stories of achievements and adventures within each of our busy life's. I decided on the spur of the moment, a couple of days before we were meeting, to make them something just to say thank you for being their as my friend's, and supporting me while I was going through the transition, from being made redundant and starting a new career change.

I decided to make my version of Val Laird's beautiful placemats



I didn't do all the embroidery work, because I only had a couple of days to get them done. As it was I was up late getting them finished. But overall I don't think they turned out too bad, they were made with love for very special ladies. For which I am very thankful and glad to have them in my life.

First was deciding the materials, I was restricted to what I had in the cupboard. My friends will tell you, I don't know who designed what, I don't go for any particular persons material designs, I just go for material patterns that I like. And trying to put colours and patterns together is something I'm very much still learning.
 
All cut out and ready to sew,
 
 
I did the stitcheries first, but forgot to take a picture. I'm only new at this blogging thing, so remembering to take a picture at ever step, is a hit and miss I'm afraid. But hopefully I will get better. As you can see in the picture below I have done the stitching, added a lace frill, this was quicker than embroidering  the frill like Val's.



Next step was to add the pellon and prairie points, these I have not done before, so found it challenging but fun.  
 
 




 
 Overall I don't think they turned out too bad.

My wonderful Girl Friend's
Jenny, Wendy, Barbra, Heather

 

3 comments:

  1. They are beautiful.. I know your friends will treasure these....

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  2. They are absolutely gorgeous, can you do a tutorial please, love your work :)

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