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Monday, August 29, 2011

Travel Project- another Duftin bag finished.

I have been in Bali for the last two weeks on holiday. I took another of the Duftin cross-stitch bag kits I ordered from Hungary with me - easy to do on the plane and by the pool. The threads are pre-cut, the pattern printed so I don't need to continually refer to a pattern.

I chose the Paradise Bird taking nectar from flowers - appropriate for Bali, where we stayed with friends in their villa with a beautiful garden. This one is stitched and backed in black.

I began the project on the plane to Bali and by the time we arrived I had a good start.I took 4 other projects - just in case I ran out of things to do! I did do a few hours on one of them - another story.

It was great to sit by the pool and stitch away, when I wasn't reading or swimming.

The work progressed steadily. It has a lovely sweeping flow to it.

I finished it the day before we returned home and am very pleased with the result, dappled here by the shade of the frangipanni trees.

Shall I give this as a gift or keep it to remind me of those two relaxing weeks with friends in Bali?


Michelle and Paul said...

Beautiful work Jillian. I only do tapestries and embroidery these days. Wish I had time to do more of it.

Jillian Cheek said...

Keep it, it's lovely!

Karyn said...

keep it, keep it; how could you possibly bear to part with it? What a lovely keepsake of a lovely holiday.

katherine said...

Lucky girl! Beautiful stitching in such a beautiful place.