This has been stitched for awhile, it was a "kitted" up gift with a few others in the chest gifted to me by Pam! Beautiful - both the the wood chest that sits by my stitching-nest chair and this pumpkin fob. It's by Sweetheart Tree.
Christmas Pocket by Sewing Chest Design. Judy presented this to the Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild in 2009, I think. I had part of it done prior to my illness/surgery and then worked hard on the stitching once I recovered. Then I finished it!! The needle book and case (the green part on the right side of the photo) was a gift with the kit. The scissors have Santa as the handles...I will show a close-up when I do a scissor fob in the next couple weeks. This is the back of the pocket. Words were over one.
Finally, the front of the pocket. I still have to get a piece of ribbon to match the silk. I changed the red on the stitching to match the silk (it came with a brighter red silk and I preferred the darker red of the silk lining). Judy also included the card punched to hold my fibers. The card above that is the needle book that slides into the green wool case. Once I have ribbon, I will tack it to the tree on the pocket top and it ties to the button to hold the pocket closed. I will use the ribbon for a scissors fob too.
I also had to have these too! I love the bottom three together and have to figure out something to use the yellow, purple and the middle batik...the purple really looks blue in this photo.
This was the class - it was hard but I did make one "plate". I constantly repeated the mantra "one step at a time" and that works so much easier for my stress level - I tend to look at things and think they are so hard and complicated looking, yet doing them one step at a time makes it so much easier!