I am thrilled to share my August needlecase [and August is still not quite finished]. Another 'A' word had me puzzled until one day whilst browsing StitchinFingers, I noticed a beautifully worked bookmark stitched by one of the members who I am now pleased to call my friend. Cindy Brown showed us a piece worked in Aztec Stitch which I had never seen. You can see some of Cindy's work on her blog here After a little Google search, I was fortunate to find a PDF download with suitable instructions.
Basically, you are working on a withdrawn grid. Again, the only 'new' purchase for this project was the wool felt. Somehow, in all of my stash, I found just the right shade of evenweave to match the shading in the multi-dyed fabric, and I knew I remembered buying some lovely NeedleWorX overdyed threads at some stage. It just took me a little time to find where it was hiding.
I hope these photos do the lining fabric and the stitching justice. This project really didn't take me long to complete. I am extremely happy with it and would most definitely use this Aztec Stitch again, as I found the wrapping/carrying quite relaxing.
I must thank Cindy for sharing her work and bringing this to my attention, and I really have to think about making some sort of start on September's effort................