Saturday 30 June 2018

Smalls SAL - June

Hi Blogger friends and visitors,

I finished this tiny needle holder with the Smalls Sal in mind but we haven´t heard from our hostess Heather of Stitching Lotus for over two months now, so I´m not sure if this group is continuing or not.  I do hope that Heather is OK.

Just a few embroidered flowers on the front and back of natural linen with an added piece of lace.

These are not colours that I would normally choose but I think I am getting boring with my pinks and greens and so I´m determined to experiment with other colour combinations.

I´m taking this needle holder with me while away during the month of July incase I have time for a little stitching - of course I will have time for a little stitching! - so I´m going to have my blogging break now and will be back with you all in August.

Happy summer stitching,

Monday 18 June 2018


Hi Everyone,

Using the embroidery pattern mentioned in my last post, I decided I might try and make a little handmade notebook following a Coptic stitch bookbinding tutorial found here. at Torta Gialla.  This method allows the book to lay completely flat.

I had the necessary materials at home, cardboard, glue, hole punch, coloured pages, waxed thread and a scrap of pretty fabric and lace to surround and enhance the stitched design.  There was a mistake in my stitching which was staring me in the face all the time and I had to correct - do I need new glasses?

The tutorial was easy to follow but my first effort although functional, is rather messy and I definitely need lots of practice.

I removed the little bow which I had put on the original embroidered heart and added some lace and a couple of crochet flowers.

I am also still stitching away on the little yoga asanas which I am adding to some aromatic meditation eye pillow covers I made some time back for my daughter´s yoga classes.

Quite a few more to finish.  Thank you for visiting.

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