Wednesday 28 May 2014

Smalls SAL & Tusal check-in May

This month the Smalls SAL group and Tusal check-in have coincided.  My Smalls stitching for this month is a little scissor holder which I adapted from Michael Powell´s pattern of the Cottage Garden.

I love all the details in Michael´s designs and with this pattern I had to change the garden path a bit due to the shape of the scissor holder. This is the original pattern.

I stitched the roof of the house on the back section so that the complete house is seen when the holder is open or closed.  That sounds a bit odd, but you can see what I mean by the photos

I embroidered some flowers.

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TUSAL  Check-in

Here is my Tusal jar this month, If you would like to know more about these ORT´s and would like to show a jar every new moon, all information is at Daffycat - click on sidebar button.

 The red threads on top are soon going to dominate the jar as I found the Randje per Week blog where everyone is stitching a very loooog sampler, nearly two metres long and mainly in red.  However I shall make the sampler into a book or something different.

  Every week two or three patterns are published and as this group started in January, I´m light years behind. I will get some photos taken of my progress for my next post.
 Thank you for visiting.


Tuesday 20 May 2014

In The Pink

Getting my photos prepared for today I noticed that this is to be yet another `pink post´.  If you asked me which is my favourite colour I would say blue, so how come I keep buying, sewing and embroidering pink things? 

According to Wikipedia the colour pink is named after the pretty garden flower  and is not a favourite colour with either men or women and men even have difficulty in distinguishing the different shades.....yeah well, that definitely rings a bell, when DH calls out "which t-shirt shall I wear?"  and yours faithfully replies "wear the maroon one" and there he goes sporting a pillar box red one.

This pretty design is by Eva and you can find her beautiful work at My Hobby Gallery. I chose a piece of anonymous pink evenweave from my stash, selected perlé cotton #12 and #8 for the hardanger work and some pink and green DMC threads for the embroidery.

I really like hardanger and whitework embroidery and will probably make this pretty design into a pincushion.

My next post is not going to be pink. See you later.

Sunday 11 May 2014

All My Mums

Apart from needlework, genealogy is my other great passion and as we have been thinking about mothers all this week, I thought it appropriate to include a few photos of my `mothers tree´.

I made these caricatures when my granddaughter was a toddler and could be included in this female line of my family history. (Needless to say no one resembles anyone)

 more grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

My research goes back to 1791.

I removed the embroidered design from its frame, so to take clearer photos. although I don´t know what happened to the above example! and  I erased a couple of surnames to protect privacy.

Wishing all mums a very happy day today. 

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