Monday 21 June 2021

Two Mermaids

 Hi Everyone,

Well I can´t but feel a bit more enthusiastic  this week as my husband, my son and I are off to visit my daughter and grandkids next week.  They live in Madrid, a four hour journey from the north coast of Spain and we haven´t seen them for nearly a year.  So with making plans and such I still haven´t regained my sewing mojo but I have finished  a couple of UFOs.

I made lots of little mermaid pouches years ago more or less when I started blogging and as I still had some remaining fabric, last year I started to embroider more mermaids. but I couldn´t finish them completely until I bought more metal clasps.

These two mermaids are the same color and practically mirror images, I just add a few threads of coloured flowers as I go along and don´t use a pattern, so the embroideries are similar but all different, some have beads and others sequins. 

A smattering of embroidery on the reverse sides and more beads to decórate the clasps

 and  some soft pretty coloured satin for the linings.

I received two pretty cross stitch patterns from June of Butterfly Wings this week and am going to start one  right away and see if my enthusiasm returns. Thank you June.  I´m taking the pattern with me to Madrid next week.

Until next week



Saturday 5 June 2021

Let the People Choose - June

 Hello Everyone,

It´s time to check-in for the `Let the People Choose´  SAL hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and while my stitching mojo is at its lowest,  I can at least join everyone with embroideries done in the past.

I thought I had stitched lots of butterflies, which is our theme for this month but alas, I´m wrong  I seem to have embroidered very few over the years  and all are very tiny .

The Rhodes Butterfly biscornu by The Sweetheart Tree is the first and only biscornu I have ever made,  and shows  four Rhodes stitch butterflies.  Both sides of this biscornu are the same.

but the little matching scissor fob  has a different design each side.

There are two butterflies in this Blackwork Flowers and Birds design by Lesley Teare,  I have more in this series to embroider later this year.

And another  pretty pattern by Lesley called Blackwork Anemone, a free pattern which you can find here.

An  unknown  design stitched years ago and abandoned because  I felt I should have used a brighter floss colour or a different background fabric.

Lastly a tiny butterfly can be seen in the month of March of The Snowflower Diaries Joyful World Calender SAL. – I wonder if I will ever finish the series.

I photographed this beauty in the garden.  I think it is  a Swallowtail butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.


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