Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Smalls SAL September

Good morning blogger friends, Today is the last Wednesday of the month, time for the Smalls SAL which is hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.


My jar lid cover is based on the Summer Garden pincushion design by Fiberluscious which I have wanted to make for ages but the original pattern is far more complex.


Each little section uses different embroidery stitches, lazy daisy, french knots, straight stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch, fly stitch and bullion knots,



I found a pretty button to put in the center and added seed beads to the edging, although I´m not sure that I like these and may cut them off.  As you can see, the cover just sits on top of the metal lid.



I hope to get around to making the actual pincushion one day.

Thank you for passing by, until next week.

Linking to The Enchanting Rose.


Friday, 25 September 2015

The Bathroom Door

When my daughter bought her house many years ago, the bathroom door had a textured glass panel in the middle and one day she asked me to make a curtain to cover the glass.



We chose to make an underwater scene.



and found photos of different fish.



This was going to be my first attempt at applique, hand and machine.



I just used the fabrics I had on hand and  the background has now faded to a vague wishy washy colour although, clear to see, I never used a pretty green or blue, but the sea bed was a lovely yellow which you now just have to imagine.



  I have no photo of the curtain hanging on the door which has long been replaced, just the sad one below, spread on a table
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Must get working on my Halloween stitching, way behind as always.  Thank you for passing by.


Monday, 7 September 2015

Lady Lady

She was hanging crooked this morning, an inevitable sign that she wanted to draw my attention and possibly with reason since the last consideration given to her, apart from dusting, was over three years ago when hung in her position on the wall.


My Jocelyn blackwork chart, worked on from a hospital bed and admired by all white clad uniformed staff.


She was worked on 28ct antique white evenweave fabric, using DMC 310, 414, 3799 and gold thread.



A lot of intricate stitching




I didn´t embroider all the design as I thought the rather bold panel on the far right of the figure would take attention away from the lovely lady.



and I also left out a seat in the background

While preparing my blog update this morning I came across this.
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the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade link-up party hosted by Ida at My Sister Made Me and I thought that it sounded fun and decided to take a few photos of my pincushions and join in the fun..... only to discover that I actually  only have one pincushion which I have  already blogged about before as it was the first biscornu that I made.


The Rhodes Butterfly biscornu by the Sweetheart Tree and its permanent place is on my sewing machine.


However I do have a little teddy bear ornament given to me by my daughter.


which hangs by my bed and is used as a pincushion after a couple of bad experiences when leaving  my pins and needles stuck in the bed pillow.


and I can also show one of these little cushions which my student Carmen and I made for her end of term school sale a couple of years ago and I saved one for myself.



but I can´t show anything really pretty or unusual, so do click on the above link and see some interesting pincushions of other bloggers.

Note to myself...........make some pincushions.

Until next week.


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