Wednesday, November 29, 2023

November - just

Hello friends and fellow crafters.
Well, somehow I didn’t manage to put up a post in October and, as I didn’t want November to slip past in the same way, I’m squeezing in a last minute update now.
How can it possibly be the end of November already? The days and weeks just fly!
Time is always an issue for me these days as I no longer have as much of it to dedicate to crafting as I used to have.
Anyway, let’s have a look at what I’ve been working on the past couple of months.
I seem to have lost my cross stitching mojo yet again. I had big plans of having a bowl filled with lovely pumpkin themed pillows but, in actual fact, I only managed two and the bowl never happened.
Anyway, here they are…..
The first is Pumpkin House by Pansy Patch Quilts and Stitchery. I stitched this on 36 ct linen using mostly the called for threads

The next one is I Love Fall Most of All by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.
Stitched on 36 ct linen using mostly the called for threads.

Both pillows are of a similar size and both are backed with the fabric you see them lying on which, incidentally, is a newly finished project bag.
I used a Victorian Motto Shoppe chenille trim from deep stash 
Still with the cross stitch Autumn Keeper by Barbara Ana stitched on 32 ct evenweave again using whatever is called for and my own substitutions here and there.

The final piece of cross stitch is one of my oldest UFO’s finally finished after about 18 years in the works
It is a design by Papillon Creations. I’m not even sure if that designer is still in business. I think it must be a 32 ct linen and I don’t know what I was thinking but I used two strands of Vikki Clayton silks. It is not an easy thing to stitch with two strands of silk as they were sliding against each other.
Just put it down to my then inexperience

Now onto some knitting. I’ve shown these already on Instagram but am putting them here too just for the record.
A pair of socks for my daughter using King Cole Zig Zag yarn

and a pair of fingerless mitts using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply yarn in the colour Autumn Leaves

Finally, a knitting project bag in Christmas fabrics 

The light is really bad for taking pictures so I’m going to leave it here.
Anything else will appear in my next post.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post.
Happy crafting,


Vickie said...

Your autumn stitches are very pretty. Love the socks! The color of the mitts is great.

Sandra said...

Your stitching is perfect as always. The socks are amazing and so professional looking and the fabric that you made your project bag out of it beautiful, I shall be pestering you for the name in a minute or two.

Katie said...

Fantastic work on everything. I always picture a fantastic display for the holidays and then my stitching never matches haha. They look great.

Carol said...

Oh, your pumpkin themed finishes are so pretty, Margaret! I'm sorry your stitching mojo has taken a vacation--I hope it returns soon. Luckily you are so very multi-talented that you can turn to your knitting or sewing! Love that bag--it's festive and fun! And your knitted mitts and socks are lovely, too. Hope you have a wonderful new month ahead. ♥

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Two pillows is a great start to the bowl! I love the first one with the little house.