I've been sorting out some of my smaller projects that had been packed away in a cupboard for years, and came across this pretty little wall hanging that I made back in 2008. It's a design by Natalie Lymer (Cinderberry Stitches) called "A Little Shabby" and was made using some "Simplicity" fabric by 3 Sisters for Moda and was one of the first stitchery designs I did, once I'd discovered the wonderful work of the Australian designers (Lynette Anderson, Leanne Beasley, Rosalie Quinlan, Natalie Lymer, Gail Pan - the list is endless!!)...
...the stitchery panel was completed using an assortment of embroidery threads, then trimmed to size, and strips of fabric added as borders. Two small tabs at the top are for hanging it on a rod...
...this was quilted very simply, using "stitch-in-the-ditch" and bound with a stripey fabric from the "Simplicity" collection. And how did I remember this was made in 2008? Well I'd embroidered by name and the year on the backing fabric before the binding was sewn on! The font and needle design I used was inspired by Leanne Beasley, and is a great way of "labelling" projects!...
...now I just need to fix up a rod and hang this somewhere - I wish I had a sewing room to hang it in - maybe one day once the girls have their own homes I can convert one of their bedroom. Shhh - just don't tell them!!
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