Friday 27 October 2017

Irish Flower Bookmarks

Hello Blogger friends and visitors,

Due to continuous television coverage of the political crisis here in Spain at the moment and a couple of doctors appointments, I have managed to do quite a lot of sewing this week and I hope that Heather at Stitching Lotus won´t mind my checking in for the October Smalls SAL with some crochet work instead of embroidery.

I found these Irish Flower Bookmarks by Annie Potter on the Internet and just had to buy the pattern.  It is an easy one which includes five different designs although I made my three bookmarks the same.

As my bus would get me to a hospital appointment much too early, I took along my hook and threads to while away the wait and crochet the tiny flowers, only to discover that clever sticks here had forgotten her glasses and therefore had to struggle, inclusively with a nonchalant aire, to complete the task.

 The little flowers were done with DMC embroidery floss and I added a little bead for each centre.

I´m going to keep one for myself and save the other two for gifts. Now to see what everyone else has been doing for their Smalls.  Happy stitching.

 Until next week.

This week I´m figured as Blogger of the Week on Jo´s blog.  Thank you Jo.


Thursday 19 October 2017

Claudia´s book

Hello everyone,

I was visiting my daughter in Madrid last week when over 100 wildfires were intentionally lit in northern Spain and strong winds caused the smoke and dust to cover the province of Asturias where I live.  The population were advised to stay indoors if possible, so I stayed a few extra days with my daughter and took photos of a fabric book I made for my granddaughter Claudia years ago.

I included various embroidery stitches for each letter of the alphabet and added a few little patterns found on the Internet

There are obviously quite a few pages, so I won´t include them all here.

I had fun making this little book and now wish I had included more fancy stitches.

I finished each page with a blanket stitch surround and added beads for interest.

My granddaughter isn´t very interested in sewing at the moment and I was surprised to learn that needlework isn´t learnt  at her school  anymore.  Thank goodness for mums and grandmothers.

I hope to catch up on my blog visits this week as I am way behind.  Until next week, happy stitching

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