The heart pincushion was something I added myself. The pattern and tutorial for this needle case can be found at Liz's blog here.
It looked too plain in just red so I picked out the white from the heart and did a couple of rows of running stitch around the edge.
I left the inside plain.
I love the little heart.
I was supposed to be visiting my daughter during this past week but I've been ill so couldn't make it. I was pretty bad for 5 days with sickness and diarrhea, the smell of food made me even worse so hubby had to order food from out for him and my son. One good thing came out of it though and that is that I was able to kick the smoking habit. I'm now on my 8th smoke free day. YAYYYY.
As you can imagine I wasn't able to sew for a few days but eventually made a start on a test bag that I'm testing for Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle. Katy was looking for bag testers as a couple have had to drop out. I'm a bit behind on checking blogs so I don't know if she's found the testers she needs but if you're interested you could drop Katy an email. It's a gorgeous bag design and mine was coming along just fine when my new industrial sewing machine packed in on me. I carried on as much as I could with my ordinary sewing machine but reached the part of constructing the outer bag and because I used upholstery fabrics it wouldn't go through so I'm still waiting for the engineer to come and fix my machine.
I had a clutch waiting to be tested also by Gary Fletcher so got to that straight away and finished it yesterday. As soon as Gary's pattern is ready I'll post photos of mine for you to see.
Now I'm feeling better I'll be visiting my daughter in a few days and by the time I come back I'll be making another test bag plus hopefully finishing Katy's.
~ Maria ~