Sunday, January 29, 2023

2021 - A good stitching year

Hello friends and fellow stitchers,

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last post. It had been so long since I had posted anything that I was sure there would be no one visiting here so I was pleasantly surprised to meet up with friends old and new.
I’ve a bit more progress on my Winter Rose Manor but not really enough to show yet.
Instead, I’ve decided to put up pictures of some 2021 stitching. I had two major finishes in 2021 so it must have been a good stitching year.
The first is A Saviour’s Praise by Shakespeare’s Peddler. I stitched this on 36 ct linen using all the called for threads one strand over two.
I didn’t want to stitch the fictitious name of Emma Seabrooke so I substituted my own wording instead.
I really loved stitching this sampler and missed working on it once it was done.
The other big piece is a design by The Scarlet Letter. Margaret Gibson 1839.
This was a WIP for many years til I finally decided to make that push and finish her.
The piece is stitched n 36 ct linen using the DMC conversion that was included with the chart.
I think the colours are beautiful and it just goes to show you really don’t have to have the fancy floss or silks to stitch something beautiful.
I think you can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.
,I have one other smaller sampler to share today and this one is by The Scarlett House Little Deeds Sampler. I stitched this one on 35 ct natural linen using mostly the called for threads one strand over two.

and now for some sewing. In my last post I showed a zippered pouch and I’ve just finished making another one. The pattern is by Sotak Handmade and the name of the pattern is the Lola Pouch. You can purchase the pattern as a pdf from her website.
It’s such a great pattern that I want to make more. For this one I used some Tilda fabrics although the striped base and lining fabrics are just oddments from stash.
I did quilt as you go and quite enjoyed trying out something new to me.

So I think that is about it for now. I hope to be back soon!
Happy crafting,

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Back to Blogger - maybe……..

Well, it has been a long, long time! About six years in fact since I posted anything to this blog.
I, along with so many others, defected to Instagram and I have to sayI loved it for the  first few years.
Recently though I’ve become more and more disenchanted with the bombardment of ads and reels none of which are what I’m really interested to see.
So here I am with the idea of resurrecting my blog. Just as a place to record my makes and, hopefully, visit some of the blogs I used to enjoy that are still active.
Trouble is I’m just so rusty and have just about forgotten everything I ever knew about posting!
So my plan is to keep this post short just while I get back into the swing of it.
So what have I finished of late and what am I working on?
I’m currently working on Winter Rose Manor by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.
In the first picture you can also see the project bag I sewed up from the fabric panel that Brenda offered
I’m really enjoying this project.

One other thing I finished recently is a zippered pouch using a little cross stitch called Socks on the Line from October House Fiber Arts. This was a fun stitch but I almost ruined it with the rookie error of getting the red thread wet when pressing. It’s not too bad but I’ll be more careful in future 

Finally a pair of shortie socks from the Rose City Roller pattern which is free on Ravelry.
So I think that is all for now just til I see if this posts OK.