Thursday, 28 July 2016

Smalls SAL - July

Hello everyone,

Another little hardanger design for this month´s Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.  Each month I embroider a small pattern by Mabel Figworthy and hopefully make it into something useful.

This pattern had some different interesting stitches, mainly eyelash stitch, in the centre of the design, four ribbed spider´s webs and Y-bars each of which I need more practice with.

I have quite a few metal bag clasps knocking about from years back and so made a little pouch and added a scrap of lace and beads to match the thread and lining fabric.

This is now added to the other embroidered gifts I have ready, maybe for Christmas, wish I could get some of my UFOs finished too..... but we will think about that later....

There is a button on my sidebar which takes you to Stitching Lotus in case you are interested in joining us each month with a small stitched piece and also a button to the Round in Circles SAL hosted by Mabel Figworthy.    Thank you for visiting.

Linking to Martina´s Patchwork with Stitchery.


Monday, 18 July 2016

A Sampler

Hello everyone,

A bit late with this post, the heat is making me and my needle melt, over 30º C today and I have done very little needlework to show this week.

I thought I might take a few photos of a Sampler of Stitches by The Drawn Thread finished in 2010.

This is the only alphabet sampler I have ever done, using 28ct antique white fabric and DMC threads.

A gorgeous design and I really enjoyed the lots of interesting and different pretty stitches, although I think I found a couple rather complicated at the time and substituted them for other easier ones.

The finished embroidery was originally made into a cover for my computer screen but then my son bought me a new larger screen and I just framed the sampler.

Must show you a pretty new thimble for my collection, kindly bought for me from Kioto, Japan.

Thank you for passing by, see you next week.

linking to Supermom no cape Stitchery party.


Friday, 1 July 2016

Smalls SAL - June

Hello blogging friends,

I have been away for a few days and only just got back yesterday, so I´m a bit late checking in for the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus.  I took an UFO away with me and made a needlecase.

I stitched this pattern about four years ago, made several in fact but never finished any of them completely

The pattern was a free one and can be found here.  This is my original photo which was snapped just for my reference as I didn´t have a blog at the time.

Apart from black thread I also used silver which doesn´t show up much in my photos and under the stitched sewing machine, the pattern includes flowers but I added a few beads and sequins.

Thank you for passing by and looking and if you would like to join the Small SAL, there is a button on my sidebar which will take you to Heather and all the information and you can also see what other people have stitched this month.

Linking to Martina´s Patchwork with stitchery SAL

                                                     See you next week.

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