Not much sewing this week in my house. Bad back and excruciating physio session mid week put paid to sitting in front of my machine, or cutting fabric. The only sewing done till yesterday was some cross stitch. But yesterday, I felt a lot better and decided to make a start on my pouch for the Pretty [little] pouch swap.
Since this would be a small item, it didn't require lots of cutting, standing pressing fabric, or manipulating large swathes of a quilt top through the machine. Minimal opportunity to aggravate the back. Perfect.
After getting my partner assignment, I decided that she would like a zippy pouch rather than a frame purse, and there was lots of scope in her "likes". I decided to go with brights for the front of the pouch, and to try to include something else from the list on the back. I played around with a few different ideas for the front until I came up with this little diagonal rainbow of colour. (excuse some of the photo quality - taken at night on my phone) Each little square of colour is 1.5" square - I love tiny piecing! I used Kona Charcoal which is just so gorgeous and dark and the colours really popped against it.
I then took myself off to the sofa and dug out my perle cotton. I spent a very pleasant few hours stitching this up in front of the tv, although I did have to change my purple thread, because the original I picked was too dark against the Charcoal.
P.S. Seeing as I hit my 2 year "blogiversary" this week, I might just be celebrating in the next few days. Keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway :-)