Stitching Makes my Heart Happy is a design by the Australian designer Gail Pan Designs, and was recently bought as a kit from Poppy Patch - the kit included the pattern, these gorgeous fabrics from the One Stitch at a Time collection by Lynette Anderson, chunky ric-rac trimming and perle thread for hand quilting. The hand embroidery on the centrepiece has been completed with a variegated Valdani perle thread shade P10, which was part of a collection of perle threads bought from Cross Patch. Once the centrepiece was hand appliqued into place, it was hand quilted very simply around the outside edge with the perle thread that was included in the kit, and embellished with some vintage buttons from my button tin...
...inside this thread keeper there are enough pockets to hold 24 cards of Cottage Garden Threads. Looking at my thread collection, I'll have to make a few more of these to store all of my threads in! At least I have 24 cards of thread stored neatly while I decide how to decide all my others - I probably have far too many of these, but these hand dyed threads are just so difficult to resist!...
...the folder closes nicely with a couple of fabric ties, tied in a neat bow. These vintage buttons were from my button tin - it doesn't seem to matter how many I use, there always seems to be plenty to choose from! These were attached to the front of the folder, stitching right through the wadding and tied in a knot with a dab of Frey Check to stop them from coming udone. As you can see, I also added a row of top stitching along the 2 side edges to neaten it.
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