I signed myself up to take part in a cross stitch exchange on a French forum, the theme being “almost summer”. Rules were simple: cross stitch a small summer themed design and finish it off however we wanted. Names were put in a hat and drawn. I therefore discovered who I was stitching for, but it will be a surprise as to who is sending to me.
I was stitching for Calinette (she doesn’t have a blog). Apart from cross stitch, she loves cats, and her favourite colour is blue. Hmmm, not a lot to work with there, but cats, yes, I had an idea and blue, yep should be able to manage that!
I stitched a Margaret Sherry cat ^^. This design was “totally tropical”, a free kit in “Cross Stitcher” magazine way back in July 2008. Can’t get more summery than that, can you?
Sunglasses, cocktail, palm trees . . . yep definitely has a summer flavour ^^ For the finish, another pouch (sorry to repeat myself). Quilted with horizontal lines on the front and vertical on the back.
I even added a little wrist strap.
I made this pouch big enough to hold a 10” tablet. Not sure if Calinette has a tablet, if not she’ll find something to put inside.