Friday, 24 February 2017

Smalls SAL check-in - February

Today I´m joining Heather of Stitching Lotus for the Smalls SAL monthly check-in.  I embroidered a label for a jar of buttons.



The pattern is a free one from Isazabelle and can be found here.  I also tried out a new variegated thread in our shops by DMC called Coloris.



I have a box of buttons holding, not pretty quirky buttons like those that abound our needlework shops nowadays and are difficult to resist ..


... but a sad box of ordinary buttons which were saved, along with zips, before discarding clothing thirty odd years ago when my children were small and I did a lot of sewing.


Now I would like one or two fancy jars to hold the buttons as they look decorative and pretty on shelves.


I added a few teeny weeny buttons to the finished pattern, edged it with a rather dull blue cording which I had on hand and backed the piece with interfacing and then glued it to the jar.




I think this is an approvement on my old box but I do need another one .. or two.
Thank you for visiting.
Sheryl

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Valentine´s Day and GG. post

I wanted to publish this yesterday and wish everyone a Happy Valentine´s day but I had internet problems and couldn´t publish my post.  With help from my technician all is ok today and I can join in with the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.

For Valentine´s Day, I thought I would stitch something really romantic and emblematic and what could be more so than a notepaper holder? .... no? ... well maybe not, but at least my little cardboard holder looks prettier now with a few amateurishly styled ribbon roses.




The pink Mokuba ribbon was gifted to me, so making this embroidery valid for the GG SAL and I wanted to do the roses in varous shades of pink but this ribbon is very hard to find where I live and the colour choice practically non existant, so I had to use what was available and that was  beige and white.



I started with doing a bit of trellis stitch using DMC thread and then ventured on with the roses.



I embroidered some tiny pink buds with floss which would have looked better done with the ribbon...too late now.



See you next week,
Sheryl

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