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:
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:
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