Sunday, November 15, 2009

A little stitching accomplished

Stitching life has been fairly slow lately. Waterlilies is finished - well the hardanger embroidery is complete but I intend to make a cushion cover and that will take some time. I think that my future forays into hardanger will avoid those pesky picots. They really seemed to defeat me and spoil an otherwise acceptable piece of embroidery.

Nonetheless I have done some stitching which I really enjoyed. (Sometimes I ask myself why I don't just stick to my comfort zone instead of attempting techniques beyond my capabilities). Also this was stitched at a leisurely pace and that was a nice bonus.



This is the lid for another box . There were seven boxes in all - five became gifts last Christmas. This means I have one left for us. The design is offering a challenge at the moment but I guess it will suddenly appear clear.

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Waiting in anticipation. Glad to know you have been able to do some stitching and having fun

Elizabeth Braun said...

I look forward to seeing them.=)

Elmsley Rose said...

Silly blogger!

Paula Hewitt said...

well done, stitching AND managing to blog about it - now if you could just manage a photo...
:)

MargB said...

Sorry about the photo. As it turned out it was "Silly blogger" - she forgot to tick a box!!!

sharonb said...

Marg this is lovely - I have just done a piece using leaf motifs too! and posted it on the 15th too- now that is a bit spooky ....

Yvette said...

Hi Marg,

Congratulations on finishing Waterlilies! I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the picots. If its any consolation, a lot of people find them very difficult. They ARE pesky!

However, well done on completing a such a challenging project!

Yvette Stanton
Author of "Elegant Hardanger Embroidery"
Designer of "Waterlilies"

neki desu said...

lovely!not staying in one comfort zone means growing :)

Yvette said...

Hi Marg,

I'm still looking forward to seeing your finished Waterlilies... hint, hint!

Also, I have moved my blog to
http://www.vettycreations.com.au/white-threads
Maybe you'd be able to change the link in your blogroll?

With thanks,

Yvette