Still packing up the sewing room because as I go through all my bits and pieces I am culling what I don't need, gathering ideas, and taking notes.
I also took a LOT of hours today sketching, fine tuning, and redrawing my next design until it was 'just right'. I showed Blossom when she came home from work and you know what she said?
"Mum!! This is gorgeous!"
Well, there you have it. The official seal of approval.
It's anther big stitchery. LOVE doing 'just' stitcheries.
After dinner I traced it on to white handkerchief linen, and tomorrow in the natural light I will choose the thread colours.
This will keep me occupied in between packing, Christmas, New Year, and moving. \o/
Have I shown you my finished "Shabby Roses Stitchery" yet??
In the New Year I'll have all the information about purchasing the design! Thanks for your patience.
I think 2013 will see me focusing mainly on large stitcheries - the kind that you can really take your time with and enjoy.
The other crafting interest that has kept my fingers from idleness is crochet. Just very basic stuff, though! I finished my third face washer yesterday while watching a movie with Blossom and Mr E.
Now I'm working on a red and turquoise granny square, using a smaller crochet hook and finer cotton. I hope to make THIS mandala when we've moved and my crochet skills have improved.
Blossom, on the other hand has been knitting! She has finished one dishcloth, and is half way through her second...
She loves the wonderful wool and pattern Stephanie sent from the US!
Blossom also got very excited when the mailman delivered Stephanie's latest pattern, 'Peek-a-Boo Street'...
The little houses reminded her of England, so during my packing up I picked through some spotty and striped fabrics with the idea of making this quilt for her next year. It would be lovely to post a new quilt to my baby girl when she is settled in Derby.
Stephanie's pattern is available HERE in her shop.
The linen pincushion set I've been stitching with the Weeks Dye Works thread is ready to be made up now, but that stage will have to wait until I resettle after we move. I love how the colours 'pop'!
I used my creative license to use different stitches than the pattern...do you do that too?
Time to pack up for the night.