Friday 23 February 2018

Smalls SAL - February

Hello Everyone,

Another month at an end and lots of stitching and unstitching done these last couple of weeks on various projects for Easter.  I´ve been busy due to our rotten cold rainy weather but only have the smallest of Smalls completely finished for our check-in with Heather at Stitching Lotus today.

I saw this hanging scissor pouch in one of my needlework magazines and thought it might be fun to make as a future gift and to use my newly acquired 32ct. Zweigart linen and scraps of fabric from stash.

Incomprehensibly, the magazine only includes the cross stitch pattern of the rose and therefore the enticing design of the pouch is supposedly left up to each individual´s aptitude - go figure.

It turned out well enough although I would have preferred a thicker batting and after adding a length of chain and a charm, I only now need some decent new scissors.

I´m off to see what everyone else has been sewing this month.  Until next week.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Letters and cards

Hello Blogger friends and visitors,

In the lack of expecting any expression of romanticism concerning St. Valentine´s Day, I decided to treat myself to a session of nostalgia and sorted through a battered suitcase storing a lifetime´s assortment of greeting cards, letters, invitations and postcards,  Nothing better to lift one´s spirits than to wistfully reminisce about the passage of time - sigh.  I decided to make a holder for some special treasured letters.

I had unexpectedly found a needlework shop nearby that stocked a few Zweigart linens AND Coton a Broder threads, amazing.  So I happily bought two different linens and a few threads and couldn´t wait to get home and start working on my letter holder.

I didn´t follow any design, just embroidered a few rows of different stitches with DMC floss, added a touch of lace and a couple of drawn thread patterns using my new coton a broder thread, which I found just perfect. So pleased I found a shop here that stocks lots of colours.

A little pocket inside to hold the romantic nostalgia.  I  trimmed the holder with some lace from my stash but didn´t have any that I really liked, all too wide, but anyway, what I used will suffice.

I do hope everyone spends a very happy romantic day tomorrow and don´t forget to save those cards and letters as they will be so happily looked upon one day in the future.

Linking to Supermom-no-cape stitchery link party.

Until next week.


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