Crazy 15 Challenge 2012

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Off to a good start.....

Yes, my new projects stitching on 32ct linen have started well.   But the  'Home of a Needleworker' started off badly, I stitched the top border along the wrong side of the linen, the short side! so a lot of unpicking was done. After a couple of other miscalculated stitches and re-do's I think I am now on the right track. I do need good light and natural light is best for me, so I stitch mostly early morning or late afternoon sitting in the sunroom.  Not that we have had much sun lately, been very overcast and showery, still the light is good.

Here's the progress so far............


 Now the second new project, the Mary Wigham sampler.........  I am so pleased with myself as it is going really well, no unpicking!  I think it maybe that I am taking it slowly and being extra careful.  But I like to think it's Mary looking over my shoulder and guiding my needle.  I love the colour of this first thread I'm using, I shall just add other colours as I go along... I've no master plan for a colour scheme.  I know it will take me months even years to complete but I'm so enjoying the process.

So here's the progress .....



I've also been working on some patchwork, a little basket quilt.  I made these basket blocks a few weeks ago and then left them in my 'unfinished box'... we all have one of those!..  Well, my sewing machine was feeling a bit neglected with me doing all this hand stitching, so I spent time with it and joined the blocks into a small quilt top.  Then machine quilted a small wall hanging I'm making for my eldest son.  I'll show that photo when it's finished, but here's my baskets.........



I've now got to go thru my stash for fabric for a border, don't think I have any suitable...... I haven't been to my LQS for ages, might be a good idea to have a look what they have!  I'm sure I will find some and more.



2 comments:

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Woman, you are so brave and determined! I'm very impressed with your stitcheries! And your basket quilt is a winner; basket quilts are my fav!! Now, I must start a new stitchery or too, you have me inspired! Not even finished the one I'm working on, though! LOL

Mouse said...

ooooo well done ... it is looking loely ... and you have done about the same as me on mary ..lol ... I've just done a floss toss and am making it up as i go along as to which colour goes where etc ... and ooooooo love that quilt square .. not tried that one before :) love mouse xxxx