"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, February 26, 2010

Another UFO bites the dust!

That's probably not the best way to put it! I actually meant that I've finished another UFO. This Bronwyn Hayes redwork has been my companion on many trips to hospitals and doctors, and I put the last stitches in it yesterday while waiting for Ken to have an echocardiogram at his cardiologist's office. Ken has more specialist appointments coming up, so I have to decide which of my remaining UFOs is the most portable, to slip in my handbag when accompanying him to the hospitals.
I showed this to Ken's Mum tonight when we visited her, and she chuckled over the design, saying how cute it is. She asked what I would do with it, and I showed her a small calico bag which I bought from a craft shop. I bought several of them for the express purpose of attaching simple stitcheries to them, and either using them myself, or giving them away as gifts.

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It will be a beautiful addition to a bag. Congratulations on getting another project finished, you've made a good start in accomplishing your goal for this year

Gina E. said...

Thanks Jane! I must admit I am doing a lot better than I anticipated when I first made those NY resolutions!

Isabelle said...

That is so cute! Seeing this made me smile.

I'm sorry Ken is not doing well... Hope things improve soon.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Gina! This turned out so lovely. I love that it's all red. Hope Ken it doing alright. My MOTH just had that procedure done and thankfully it turned out great. Hope Ken's did, too.
Patricia :o)

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the work and the design. It would look great on a bag! Every time I see a piece of redwork done, I want to start a piece of my own...........but then I start picking up other colors and wind up with a piece that is not redwork. I really need to do one.....it is such a pretty thing in embroidery. blessings,Kathleen

Sherri said...

Your redwork finish is sooo cute and will really look great on a calico bag. Hugs!