Another Crazy January Challenge finish: the Shepherd’s Purse by Shepherd’s Bush. This is a beautiful little purse with a few rows of specialty stitches to keep it interesting, and it finishes up very quickly.
The purse is folded in thirds, and the ribbon ties around the flower button to hold the purse shut. Lining fabric isn’t included in the kit, but this pattern from Moda’s A Morris Tapestry was a lucky find on the remnant table at the fabric store. I’ll have to look for more A Morris Tapestry fabric; the small scale designs and color palette are perfect for finishing stitching projects, especially Shepherd’s Bush.
While I was working on the purse, the mail brought the new companion to the Take Joy box top I stitched during the holidays.
Warm Heart by Shepherd’s Bush
Dove WDW linen (30 count)
Stitched with WDW and Threadgatherer Silk ‘N Colors
Warm Heart is just beginning to be available in shops and can also be purchased directly from Shepherd’s Bush. It’s matched with an antiqued white box (purchased separately) and the pair will make a nice set on my mantle next Christmas.