This months edition of Creating Country Threads is a Mothers Day Special and I was lucky to be asked to contribute a bag as one of the projects. I have showed a sneak peek before, so here is Elida:
Sometimes its hard to name a design and after a couple of brainstorming emails with Anne Ida, her mother suggested the name Elida (Anne Idas grandmother) and it was perfect! It was wonderful to name a design after a special lady whose passion for craft inspired so many!

I choose a fan as the centre stitchery as it reminded me of an embrodiered purse my Nan treasured. I still have the purse and I keep her old brooches in it.
There is also a profile of me and Threadbare Creations in this edition:

I was very excited and honoured to be asked and to see it all in the magazine is a real thrill!!! Danielle and the wonderful team at CCT have done an amazing job and the photos are just gorgeous!!

Thanks so much guys, I love it and its an issue I will always treasure!!
They say it takes a village to raise a child and I think the same thing can be said when caring for an elderly relative. Thank you to those who have emailed, sms'ed or phoned over the last few weeks regarding my MIL's recent illness (septic shock). It was a worrying and tiring time for our family and she is doing great! The love and support she has received from family, good friends (including one who sadly passed away on the weekend) and neighbours is a testament to the special woman she is and the lives she has touched and we are forever grateful!


  1. Oh Rose that bag is truly scrumptious..the newsagent better hold m,y copy for me or they will be in big trouble..can't wait to read the article on you..congrats,cheers Vickie

  2. Beautiful bag Rose, hopefully I can find this magazine locally. Glad to hear your MIL is doing so much better...will keep her in my prayers.

  3. What a beautiful bag...and the stichery makes it extra special.

  4. The bag and the profile looks wonderful, sweetie! And I know my Mum is very pleased you used her Mum's name for the bag. A beautiful tribute! Thank you!

  5. So beautiful. I want one! I have got to find one of these magazines here.

  6. I was There! at your House!! and could NOT believe that was hand stitched......I love that bag rose..soo nice..


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