Sunday, May 19, 2013

Friday Night Sew In

It's great to be back taking part in Friday Night Sew In again.  It's such a nice feeling knowing that while you're sitting at home sewing other people from all over the world are doing the same thing.  We've had a stormy windy rainy weekend here in New Zealand - perfect stitching weather!  If you look at our previous blog post you'll see that Cornelia and I have been at a stitching retreat with Anni Downs and our Friday night (and Saturday night) was spent working on our bags that we started at the retreat.  In particular I was working on the wool button panel for my bag.  Here's a close up of some of the buttons:

On Saturday night I put the bag together and it's all finished.  I'm so pleased with it and I'm really happy with the Japanese fabrics that I chose to make it in.  Here it is from the front and the back:
 And these are side views:

There was a lot of sewing in this bag but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I think that I love hand sewing the best and this bag had such a variety of stitching methods from stitcheries, hexagons, needle turn applique to working with wool and embellishing it so there was plenty of variety.

Cornelia was working on her bag too although she's really only just started on it.  Being a busy school teacher it can be quite challenging to find time for sewing.  Here is the start of her stitchery panels:
She is also working on a block of the month called Teddies at Play by Libby Richardson and this is one of her teddy blocks that she stitched.  You'll have to watch this space for progress on this quilt.  It's going to be beautiful when it's finished.

That's about it for our show and tell from Friday and Saturday nights.  We hope you all enjoyed your evenings sewing and we're looking forward to having a look to see what you did.  We find it so encouraging.  Until next time, take care.
Corrina and Cornelia


  1. your bag is so beautiful well done on a gorgeous finish and your daughters blocks look fantastic,what a great night for you both.xx

  2. Your bag is fantastic, great work and Cornelia's stitchery is looking great also. Thanks for stitching along with me.

  3. Sure enjoyed seeing your stitchery!

  4. What a gorgeous bag. There is certainly a lot of stitching there.

  5. An absolutely gorgeous bag... one to be proud of with all the stitchery, applique, etc! I've stitched a few of Annie Downs designs and they were enjoyable to make. Looks like I must visit her website once again! Will visit your mother and daughter blog again to see what the two of you are up to!