Thursday, 12 November 2015

One of those days

Hello blogger friends,  Do you ever have one of those days when you at last have time to sit down and get some sewing done and absolutely nothing goes right ? or you don´t like the result and in the end the time is wasted?  Well, I have had quite a few of those days recently.

It has taken me ages to get this pretty Veronique Enginger design sewn into something useful.


I started the pattern in July and thought I would use it to cover a small basket I have in the bathroom which holds brushes and combs.



but after chopping up the design to fit the basket, I didn´t like the result, so I delved into my stash and found some matching fabric



some pretty buttons, a bit of lace, a tassel and a zipper.



and made a lined bag to hold stockings and tights.


Apart from that sewing hiccup, I have been busy with the blackwork design called Box of Delights, a free design which can be found here. and I am also stitching Twelve Days of Christmas by Paulette Stewart, another free design found here.

This is my progress on the Box of Delights.



I chose blue/purple colours to match some tiles I have in the kitchen, and this is for a kitchen tray, but I am not very keen on the black surround which I find too heavy for the colours I am using, so might end up covering the dark stitches with fabric, we will see.

Hope you are all busy stitching, thank you for passing by.

Linking to supermom no cape stitchery party.

Sheryl


29 comments:

  1. Hi Sheryl,wow your work is wonderful,Thankyou for sharing xx

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  2. I love the china blue pattern. Veronique has lovely patterns. Your version of box of delights looks amazing. I love the different shades of purple and hot pinks.

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  3. Your Veronique Enginger design is such a pretty pattern. You never know how things will work when you first set out designing a sewing project!

    Your tray cloth is lovely, and the black border sets it off delightfully!

    Barbara xx

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  4. Never mind if your first idea didn't work for the Veronique Enginger design.... the little bag you have made is beautiful!! I love the 'box of delights' project too... I will look forward to seeing how you finish it! Christine x

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  5. Sheryl, Veronique Enginger have mastered perfectly!
    Congratulations!

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  6. Beautiful Box of Delights! Wonderful color choices.

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  7. I know just what you mean about time wasted when your first idea just doesn't work out. But you sure found a beautiful way to use that stitchery. Love how you put it together with such pretty fabric and trim.

    You've picked some nice SAL projects. The blackwork (not all black of course) looks great so far.

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  8. Sometimes finding out an idea won't work is valuable in the long run. Look what you did create! Lovely, it just took a bit longer than you planned.

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  9. Oh, I have many, many of those days!! I love what you have done with your little lady and as for your gorgeous Box of Delights embroidery, I love the black stitching.....it gives it a modern vibe. Beautiful handiwork as always, Sheryl!

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  10. You finished V.E. work nicely and it's very useful too. Current work looks great.

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  11. Beautiful VE finish!!:) It has happened with me many times that what I plan doesn't turn out well practically.
    Box of delights is looking beautiful!! I have seen it on Tiffany's blog and thought of stitching that but I already have loads of WIPs which I am struggling with. I actually like that black border. I think you should keep it. If you feel the colour is strong on the entire piece may be you can remove a part of it and try with another colour.

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  12. Gorgeous creations !!!!!!!!!
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Anna

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  13. Woreczek wyszedl prześliczny! Nowy haft ma piękne kolory.

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  14. Wow what beautiful stitching and love the projects!
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

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  15. I often have days like that Sheryl! I wake with all these plans to finish this and stitch that and seem to fritter away my time...

    The end result is so, so pretty--love the blues that you so often use :)

    Hope your weekend will be filled with lots of useful times!

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  16. What a beautyfull lined bag you made to hold stockings and tights!
    You are really bizzy. Enjoy your useful times!

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  17. The stocking bag is so pretty and delicate. Love it! The Box of Delights looks like it is a sampler of different stitches. It is going to be so pretty when it is done. The black does look a little heavy but once all of the stitching is done you might just find that it frames the pieces perfectly!

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  18. Beautiful stitching & finishing Sheryl.

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  19. Dear Sheryl,
    beautiful work, love your stitches. They all look so accurate, wonderful work.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  20. Absolutely perfect finish for your gorgeous stitching!
    I really like the black border, I think it provides a good contrast for the blues and purples.

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  21. I love that blackwork pattern. Your little bag is beautiful.

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  22. Oh Sheryl, this little bag for stockings is just perfect. Great idea to use the Veronique Enginger design for it. And you found such wonderful fabrics and lace to compliment the design.
    I love your Box of Delights.

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  23. That blue stitchery is so pretty! I know the feeling when nothing goes right. I just started the latest attempt at a sock that I've already unravelled twice. If the first one in the pair wasn't done, I'd give up entirely.

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  24. This blue bag is luscious. What a lovely mistake and what a find for your stockings and tights! Your Halloween pouch from the last post is delightful. I love the colors you are doing with the black work piece. I haven't the patience for black work, but I appreciate the intricate work it takes. Hope the holidays season is beautiful for you and your family!

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  25. I've had days like that too lately... for me it seems like it just is taking so much longer to do projects than I think they will even when they do work out the way I want them to and then I get behind on others, etc, etc. Turning your stitched piece into a zipped bag was a lovely solution!

    Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!

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  26. Your bag is beautiful. Love the blue!

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  27. This little bag looks so elegant. very pretty one. Good job!

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  28. Hi Sheryl, your bag is so lovely! Happy stitching!

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