Happy New year friends. I know it's late to be wishing you all a Happy New Year. This post has been sitting on the drafts for a while.
It's summer holidays for the boys , we've been spending a lot of time together doing technology free days.We ticked off a few things off our must do in Christchurch List.
Visited Lavender gardens,
Revisited the old favourites like the Restart Mall,
I finished one zippered pouch. J wanted one to put knick knacks in. I'm in love with the post card fabric and Essex Linen fabric.
With each bag I sew, I'm learning a new thing. Like for instances , with this bag, I learnt to pay more attention to the zipper tab I'm using. I added a little shoe charm zipper pull as the zipper I got was a lock type short one which I did not know when I purchased it.
It has always been my dream to embroider on Linen and using linen embroidery thread from DMC, I did a little freestyle stitchery because I was not able to transfer my design using carbon paper.
He gave me the specifics about the size and the features , he wanted in his pouch, like a little pocket to keep his cards
I added the same stitchery ' Begin each day with a grateful heart 'to this pouch.
It is a simple design I drew after I decided that Grateful was going to be my word for the year.
To accept the good and the bad things with a grateful heart. Because I believe that God is in control always and makes all things to work together for good, for his children.
I'm thrilled to see J carry it around with him everywhere.