I'm sorry I've been quiet for a while!
I meant to post last Monday - but missed my deadline!
Then Tuesday I found I couldn't get warm all day no matter how many heaters we had on, or sweaters or blankets I wrapped around me! By Wednesday I found out why! Without going into too much detail I have been suffering with the winter tummie virus, so I trust you all have your anti-virus programmes switched on, otherwise you might catch it!!
Truthfully, Darling Hubbie has suffered most, as he has had to take over all the shopping, cooking and household duties, not to mention looking after our very demanding little madam cat!
For the whole week I didn't feel in the mood for sewing or for looking at the computer screen for more than 10 minutes at a time - maybe I have that Cyber sickness I've seen reported in the news, too!
So this is what I had intended to post last week!
1. Crewel Work - nearly there!
|Chain, split and long and short stitch|
Then, one day last week, when I was laying in bed feeling proper poorly, I heard the post drop through our letter box onto the hall floor with a resounding thump - I was much cheered as I guessed the noisy object was the book I had been waiting for! And I am now the proud owner of a copy of Crewel Embroidery - A Practical Guide, by Shelagh Amor.
It is a little too late to help me with this flower, but I do have other ideas for Crewel work in the future.
2. Patchwork Mini Thread Catcher:
|A little bit of quilting! This is masking tape, easy to remove,|
and easy to stitch alongside.
|Not perfect, but I do love quilt lines!|
3. My Christmas project::
I was really pleased when I saw this lovely Christmas Tree was one of Super Mom -No Cape's Vintage Stitchery PDF's. I haven't stitched all the branches from the original pattern, as I was going to add some Christmas Decoration buttons - unfortunately the buttons are a little large for the tree so I am not using them.
|I used DMC blanc in 6 strands|
|As my heat transfer pencil wouldn't be|
visible on red (being pink) I traced the pattern,
in pencil onto tissue paper and stitched
over the pattern.
|I had forgotten how hard it is to remove|
tissue paper from between stitches!
|Starting to add some french knots and|
stars around the tree.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you would like to say "hello" and then I can visit you too!
I'm linking to Super Mom - No Cape, why not pop over to see what everyone else has been making this week and see the lovely free Christmas PDF that Sue has for us.
Must dash, I'm off to write some Christmas cards!