Well here it is. The first of the Queensland themed designs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Embroiderers' Guild of Queensland Inc., "We have Pineapples". The designs go from easy to difficult. I started with the difficult for our more advanced stitcher's. I have 3 designs that are interchangeable for either item.
Putting the purses together is not difficult, but, it is fiderly. I think this deserves a little tutorial of it's own in the future. I have made a couple of changes to make it a bit easier. Like changing the lining to just an iron on stiffener rather than a padded interfacing and stitching the frame in place with quilting thread rather than the clear nylon one recommended. I think I will experiment with perle thread for this as well. It might work and then again it might not.
The simpler design just has a zipper closing. When I say simpler, it could be quite detailed if all those seams were finished with embroidery. I have a feeling that this will be the one that the kids like the best, but we will see. But the best news is that not only have I finished the samples I have also completed all the kits, bar 2. I ran out of wadding.