I’ve always admired Rhonda Jean’s stitchery over at down—to—earth, and long wanted to try it – but never had anything to try it on. However, the tote bag i made changed all that, and since the handles on the existing tote bag aren’t quite long enough for me to be able to wear it over my shoulder with my thick coat (if i put my arms through the handles with a normal coat it fits fine), i’ve an excuse to make another one. (Like i really needed an excuse, but there ya go). Because of the way in which these totebags are made, the stitcheries have to be done first, and attached to the pocket, so that’s what i’ve had to do, and tonight, i made my first stitchery. Not bad for a beginner, i think! So of course i had to share here..

first ever stitchery ive done...

first ever stitchery i've done...

Longer post coming tomorrow, with the promised nature photos…

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