This is the front and back of the cushion for the PANDA auction organised by Shannon. I am late, (bien sur), but, I hope, still in time for it to be popped in with the goodness from all of you clever-clogs crafters.
This is a garland that commenced life as a Russian tea towel and is now winging its way to Bianca at Hollabee, (I'm not linking to her because I want it to be a surprise). The photo's crap and I couldn't get it all in but you get the idea. If you are a long-suffering follower of this blog you might remember that this is for a swap Leah organised. My initial idea was dyeing different plants in my garden along with a bit of sashiko embroidery. The garland idea came later and the words in French, English and Dutch, (calculated guess that this is Bianca's first language), were machine embroidered.
PS Sorry I am such a slack blogger and don't reply to emails and comments. MUST DO BETTER. I'll try. I should comment more on other people's blogs too but am often rendered strangely speechless. Lord knows it's not that I am SWAMPED with correspondance. Nay. Maybe you could finish comments with, 'NOW WRITE BACK, YOU SLACKER!' That might get me going.