I'd like to share my first design with you. It combines the basics of fabric folding, stitchery, applique and machine sewing.
Named "Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep", this pattern is designed to store those "hard to put your finger on" notions required for any project. I couldn't tell you how much time I have spent visually scanning the room for my embroidery scissors, lifting fabric, checking under the table. (I usually end up finding them 20 minutes later, buried beneath a mountain of DMC — after accusing the kids of pinching them).
The little pocket is just the right size to tuck away those little stitching essentials, to take to class, on your travels or simply to the couch.
I've loved using the hand dyed, variegated Perle 8 and 12 threads from cottage garden threads. The variegation adds a whole new dimension of depth and interest to the design.
Have a look at the beautiful ric rac they have designed for us all to enjoy.These a just a few of the colours available.
I'm looking forward to using lots of it in "One Day In May" designs of the future.
Until next time,