Being the last Friday of the month, I´m joining Mary of Mary´s Thread today for the Smalls SAL check-in.Firstly I wanted to completely finish a small design stitched sometime last year and which only lacked all the seed beads. The pattern is called Bouquet Beauty by Abi Gurden and was a free design with the Stitch Specialists Yahoo group.
The pattern is really a bit bigger than what I have made it as it actually includes another round of tiny speciality stitches, including Rhodes Diamond stitch with a Ray stitch edge, Rhodes hearts and Satin stitch leaves.
I thought the piece was large enough to make into a drawstring bag to hold my jade roller and gua sha tool, which to maintain cool, sit in the fridge amongst the peas and carrots. I added a piece of pink gingham and striped fabric to make the bag.
The second UFO I tackled this month is a lovely pattern which I won in a giveaway hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching and is called The Victorian Language of Flowers.
I have run into trouble, the pattern has a lacey border worked in white back stitch which is hardly visible on the colour fabric I chose. The first row is worked with two threads and shows up ok but not the following rows to be done with one thread.
Not sure how I am going to finish this . . . .
Well and that is not the only problem, here is undeniable proof that I stitched mindlessly while watching the TV, since I happily embroidered the letter ` U ´ which is not included in the chart.
I will be passing on this chart when and if I ever finish it.
Thank you all so very much for all the comments on my last post, a real joy to read, making me pleased to have returned to blogland after nearly a year.
DH just arrived with some Buddleia found on his walks, thought I might share them.