Friday 29 September 2017

Smalls SAL - September

Hi Everyone,
Today I´m joining Heather at the Stitching Lotus for this month´s Smalls SAL check-in.  Nothing that I have been working on this month has met with my approval for some reason or another so I´m showing here a piece of summer stitching done during my blogging break.  One day I unenthusiastically explored the Dreaded UFO Drawer and decided to completely finish an abandoned scissor fob project.

The design is a well known one, the Rhodes Butterfly by The Sweetheart Tree.  I made the biscornu years ago and liked it so much that I kept it for myself  (seen here) and forgot about the gift it was intended to be but then I lost interest in finishing the matching scissor fob because although I think they are so very decorative, I don´t find them practical.

I completed the stitching but not without some difficulty and certainly not as the design indicates since I couldn´t find the original pattern and had to base the remaining  stitching on what had already been started.

However, I´m pleased to have got this little UFO out of the drawer and finished although I may change the tassel and cording as I don´t particularly like the dark green thread chosen by yours faithfully, sigh.

Until next time,

Thursday 7 September 2017

The Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade 2017

Hello everyone,

Today I am joining Ida at My Sister Made Me Do It to join in the fun with this year´s pincushion parade.  Lots of interesting pincushions to be seen by the different participants and prizes to be won.

As I took part in the two previous parades, most of my collection has already been seen and I don´t have very many anyway, however I made the Mr Minion pincushion a few weeks back for my seven year old grandson who was here visiting and as he certainly doesn´t need a pincushion, he used Mr Minion´s upright arm to store his wristbands.

The pattern and very clear instructions can be found here.

I have three favourite pincushions, one a simple design and finished with lots of mother of pearl buttons which I showed on my blog last week, another rather different redwork triangle which I stuffed with rice and is nice and weighty and another embroidered design by Danybrod which I only grew to like when I had finished the embellishing.

The next two pincushions are from last year´s parade.  The May Flowers pincushion, a free pattern from Needle Knowledge found here, and my little hedgehog.

 Two hardanger patterns by Mabel Figworthy and sewn into ornaments always seem to get used as pincushions as they hang in different bedrooms.

I don´t think I have anymore to add to my parade only maybe a photo of the worst sewing addy  which I made a couple of years ago and really hate, so less said about it the better.

If you would like to show your own pincushions and join in the parade, just link up, you have until the 16th, see you there.

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