Saturday, September 16, 2006

Its been a while.

Hello there, sorry its been rather a while since I last wrote anything on this Blog. Been rather too busy even to sew!
The photos are of a piece of black work started recently, this has turned into a sampler and will have strips of different designs all in autumnal (Fall) colours - brown, red, orange, yellow, etc. I've started it in YLI Jeans Stitch thread, which is rather nice to use for handstitching. The work is being stitched on 28 count fabric.
The little book shows what happened to the sample I made to try out the motif. I couldn't waste it, so I made it into a little notebook. Not sure what I shall use the notebook for.....
The motif comes from a delightful book by Pamela Warner, called "Tudor treasures to embroider" (ISBN 1-86108-249-5).

Saturday, September 02, 2006

This is the eighth block I was planning to make the last time I wrote.
Next, I am starting a new bag. This will be another project bag - plenty of pocket space for bits and pieces.

This is being made in the same way as the fabric for my hussif and bagpurse. Lots of fabric scraps from my collection. (Can anyone tell me why it is that the more of these scraps I use up, the more I seem to have?) For this one, the colours are autumnal (Fall) - browns, reds, yellows, with some orange too. I have doodled daisies and leaves all over the surface to tie down the scraps.