Saturday mornings are often spent as a Saturday morning sewing session at a local quilt shop, KIS Quilting Ltd. It's a chance to sit and chat and stitch in a lovely calm atmosphere, and get inspiration from not only the projects that the other ladies are stitching, but from the beautiful fabrics surrounding the working area! Anyway, part of my stitching project a couple of weeks ago was to finish the applique for this scissor keeper. Once all the applique and embroidery had been completed. cardboard templates were cut out, and wadding applied to 2 pieces. A Pritt glue stick was ideal for this, and then the templates were covered in fabric ready to be joined together...
...Valdani threads have a beautiful soft variegation, and were perfect for the embroidery, and these colours blended so well will these fabrics from the Stonehouse Garden collection. I really couldn't bring myself to use my precious Valdani threads to make the cord and tassel so used DMC threads in co-ordinating colours. One end was glued in place between the 2 layers of the back of the scissor holder, and a tassel was attached. The cord can then be looped onto a small pair of scissors, so the scissors can be safely stored away...
...this really is such a pretty design, and the scissor keeper is so useful! The pattern is "The Songbird's Garden by Lynette Anderson Designs - I'd bought the pattern last year from Lynette's stall at the Festival of Quilts. I wonder what goodies she'll have there this year that will tempt me!
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.