I had a few pattern ideas, but the one I settled with was this one from Polka and Bloom
Image from Polka and Bloom
Isn't is lovely?!? I have already gone and got some fabric and DMC thread to make it. Too bad all my craft stuff is at my parents place in Sydney!! Bummer. Having spoken to Michelle at The Home Patch, she recommended that I applique the embroidery onto the cloth, so I got myself some red ric rac which I am going to put behind it to make it all pretty. Here are the supplied so far...
All the pretty colours. The fabric is at the back too, a bit hard to see but it's a linen
Hopefully I can get started on this on Friday when I am in Sydney for the weekend. The plan is to finish it by next week, as I have my farewell morning tea at work on Thursday, so what better time to give back. The earlier I get it done the better too, as I actually should probably do that thing called packing. I have stalled a little, and I just can't bring myself to close up the boxes with my books and dvds in them. I may not see them for months again, and it doesn't feel right to lock them away like that!