Now that my Fruit of the Spirit BOM is finished I've been working on the first Gift of Giving project for this year's Newsletters. The Gift of Giving projects, are stitchery projects that would be good to give as a gift for a friend or as it usually turns out in my case, a gift for yourself. We can all do with a little bit of spoiling sometimes.
For the February project, I had in mind a project bag. Well, actually project bags - one for stitching and one for knitting/crochet. For the Gift of Giving projects I like to either use the stitchery from that month's block from the BOM project or if not the whole stitchery at least some part of it and for my project bags it's going to be the latter.
The inspiration for the bags came from these beautiful fabrics I bought at the start of the month in particular the lovely Tilda fabrics which feature these lovely bumble bees.
Aren't they gorgeous? As soon as I saw them I knew that they would be perfect for one of the bags at least and so decided to call my bags Busy Bee Project Bags. But I couldn't leave the other fabrics out so decided that the Tilda fabrics would be for the stitching bag and the Laundry Basket fabrics for the woolly bag.
I became a busy bee and organised the stitcheries and selected the threads.
and started stitching.
Now the stitcheries are almost finished (at least one is)
and then it will be time to put them together.
Blogs I love to Visit....
The next one on my list is Propel Women which has nothing to do with sewing or knitting at all but is an organisation "celebrating every woman's passion, purpose and potential". It was founded by Christine Caine and it was through her Facebook page that I found out about it. Once you sign up to their page you receive regular emails with inspiring articles by Christian authors and speakers. There are also other resources including books and seminars in USA. I've found the articles helpful and encouraging and participated in one of the book clubs through Facebook. If you want to find out more, visit their website.
Until next time
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