What am I working on behind the secret Elefantz screen I wonder??
Loving the colour pop of red and blue with a teensy trace of green...
...and playtime with some Aurifil threads for the first time was fun, too.
But to see more you'll need to wait till April.
It will be inside the next issue of Elefantz Magazine. Mmmm. Nice.
In yesterday's blog post I shared photos of the lovely but unfinished vintage tablecloth I'd rescued from the op shop. Dee left a comment asking about some of the stitches that had been used in the partially embroidered cloth, and it so happened that I was curious about one of them myself.
This border is stem-stitched...
...but this one I didn't recognise.
Rather than scrolling through pages on Google, I headed to the local library and borrowed this book of stitches..
...and look what I found.
The stitch used in the cloth looks very much like 'coral' stitch, so that's what I need to learn to finish the tablecloth.
How cool are photos that take you step by step?!
I'll be sure to keep you updated with my progress.
It is raining and raining, and raining more, here in North Queensland. This is a blessing for many farmers (and please God make sure they get enough) who have been on the edge of existence with the drought. I really hope its falling at my buddy Narelle's property as they have been dry, dry, dry.
Here in Townsville everything is a lush green and lakes have appeared where once were parklands and back yards. The washing won't dry as it's 'wet humid', but the steady pitter patter of drops on the roof all night is welcome after so much heat this summer.
My little herb pots have revived as well, so tonight I used some fresh thyme to make a salt for our chips...
Just 2 tablespoons of Celtic Sea Salt, the zest of half a lemon, and a few sprigs of fresh thyme, ground down in a mortar and pestle to a fine fragrant seasoning...
Scattered over the chips it was delicious.
I still haven't shown you the photos of my latest Sunday adventure with Mr E, so I'll do that tomorrow.
We discovered a quaint little place off the beaten track. I think you'll love it!