I'm finding it really difficult to keep myself in check this week with Mum being in hospital. I so much want to be there with her but her stay looks like being protracted and I can't really do much to help at the moment. She is being well cared for and I know that if I go at this stage my chronic fatigue will cause me problems and I will not be much use to her when she comes out. It is very tough to deal with. So, my way of dealing with the emotional turmoil is to keep creating.
Tomorrow Wendy (of Emmeline's Place blog) is taking me to the Fashion Embroidery and Stitch Show at the NEC so yesterday I decided I needed a new bag to take with me, as you do! The result is shown above. I have used the freezer dyed fabric I dyed recently and some of the fabrics I printed at the Ruth Issett workshop.
I am really pleased with the way the bag has gone together and most of blocks have butted up beautifully in line. My Mum, who is a stickler for having things line up, will be very pleased when she sees it! The bag has a very lightweight batting and I have lined it with a pre-loved, embroidered table cloth.
Of course, now I have to find a few things to put in it at the Show tomorrow! (I've spoken to Mum today and she is waiting patiently and is as comfortable as she can be).