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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Stitching ....

So lots of time to stitch over the Christmas actually almost  5 days well with a bit of eating between times of course.
I arrived at the camp ground on Friday a day before the family so I had a whole glorious day on the Saturday ...I just sat watching the world go by and stitched ...

Now I have loads of UFO's in lovely plastic zip folders would be embrassed to say how many but here are a very very  small sample ..


So what did I do in my infinate wisdom ...yeah you guess I started something new ...

I had picked up an old NZ stitching magazine at Guild someone was passing them out before they went to the local Op shop and there was a pattern by Sharon Cohen in it for a Elizabethan Sweet Bag
Sharon Cohen of The Nostalgic Needle specialises in reviving historical hand embroidery techniques
- especially those used in Elizabethan times. So here it is her sample not mine.....


So I decided yes ! that was what I would do it is ony 4 x 4 inches so small enough to cart about with you ... I have a nice bright pink box that I use for my stitching while in the campervan it fits nicely between the seats and stores well when travelling ...

Luckily I had all the threads required with a bit of help from a friends thread collection and the fabric was in my stash just waiting for this particular project to come along ... most of this  is worked in 1 thread over 32 count linen. ... thus the need for magnify specs over my glasses. So a long way to go yet,    here is progress so far....



3 comments:

sunny said...

How pretty! I don't think there is a magnifier strong enough for me to be able to stitch on 32 count. I can't wait to see it finished.

Nancy J said...

Laurie, that stitching is so precise, no wonder my Optometrist recommends the expensive clip-ons that he says 'ALL the embroidery ladies use this type" One oblong lens instead of 2 round or oval ones, nearly $200, but it would be so good for anything tiny like the beautiful bag. Hope you had a Happy Xmas, and all Good Wishes for the New Year, Cheers from Jean

Farm Girl said...

Nothing like a lovely new start to finish the year in style Laurie! It will be a beautiful project, pretty colours too.
Happy New Year, I hope 2012 brings you great happiness.....