I've had the most marvellous of days at
Hope and Elvis making pockets
with the lovely Ellie Evans.
This is some of Ellies work.
Needle books and pin cushions...
Cross stitch heart brooches...
Beautiful hand stitched work in cutlery box frames ...
and stitched purses.
Her work is exquisite with
hours worth of stitching in every piece.
I had a very old piece of patchwork that I
bought years ago which I was saving for
Today was something special.
I had a go at cross stitching a heart.
It was extremely tiny.
My initials were a bit bigger
and a lot easier.
My pocket was about me and my Mum.
It was Mum who taught me to sew all those years ago.
She patiently threaded needles for me.
She shared her fabric stash so generously with me.
She encouraged me to play with fabric.
From being very little I loved them.
I remember my clothes, the fabric they were made of
and their colours.
That love has never left me.
A wider view...
A work in progress...
I want to add a lot more stitching
before I sew it all together.
There are lots of hiding places for secret words
to be added.
This is the wonderful lady who started it all.
My darling Mum.
A million times - thank you.
To Ellie and Louise...
Thank you for all your inspiration and knowledge
and to the mystery lady who created the fabulous patchwork
thank you for making such a gorgeous piece of work.
It will be treasured.