Because my other sewing machine and all the materials are in the cellar and this workspace is upstairs, I needed another (well, a fifth) pair of scissors to be kept by the new machine. Because I have not been able to take my walks as regularly as I planned, I decided to support the Pink Ribbon campaign by choosing this cute set (10 % of the price goes for the campaign):
The smaller pair is nail scissors but they will do fine for cutting threads. I spent some time today at the machine and finally finished this Stitchers' Angel project designed by May Britt from Norway. There are lots of pictures of the bag from other Stitching Angels. I made this one for me, as I already have sent the three other projects to my secret partner. This one is in my colours.
I added handles like many others had done, and I also made the bag bigger than the original pattern. The swap was great fun. There were 7 free patterns by different designers, and I'm planning to make some of them as Christmas presents or for myself when I have more time. I enjoyed the hand stitching, something I had not done before this year in this form. I have done some cross stitching when I was younger, but after becoming a mother I concentrated more on sewing clothes for my children. Now it seems to be time to do other things again.