Friday, 17 November 2017

Stitching last Friday night.

Hello my friends.
It has been a while since my last post.
Hubby and I had five weeks visiting with friends in USA.
Plus a weekend in Canada.
I will show over the next few weeks or so where we went. 
My Mum wasn`t well a few days after coming home so 
stayed with her as carer for 9 days while other family had work 
and their family needs.
Soon after that we had carers coming morning and late afternoon,
with meals on wheels for lunch.
Short story she ended up in hospital and had CT scan showing 
she has cancer in her brain.
I`m finding this hard to write this,as this Christmas is her last.
Now before I get choked up, my stitching from 
last Friday night.


White work row,hearts and letters N and O.



The other side P and Q with owl.
Progress on `Random Thought`s `
bellpull a SAL with Elizabeth of Paisley Post.


I was so pleased my teapot house travelled home safely.
It was packed a box and put in my cabin luggage.
We did so enjoy our trip.
I have a few things to sort but hope to get those
organised soon plus joined Chookyblues SSCS again this year.
That`s nearly ready to post.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Two nights

Hello my friends,
Two nights stitching on 
`Random Thoughts`
as being unwell I`ve only stated again.
I have bronchitis.


Finished the butterfly and bee`s with white work.
Only little button to attach in centre.


The letter `L` complete.
Row of white work  for next Friday.


Stitching Circle with The Silver Needle.
`Threads That Bind`
sewing pocket.


The back has this lovely cotton reel in centre.


I lined mine with this lovely pink and red fabric.
Then using cotton reel part of pattern and using
WDW brick which I used in design instead of 
Ruby Slippers. 


Progressing on `Summer School ` part 1.
Well must get on to other projects that I need to have done.
I am still working on what I have decided for my draw so have 
not forgotten.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Using Christmas Thread

Hello my friends.
I have been unwell with flu the few weeks.
No stitching at all till late yesterday:(
I decided after seeing Fiona`s stocking block
to use a Christmas thread for wording.
One of my sister`s gave me 
Cottage Garden Thread: Mistletoe
as part of my gift last Christmas.
I thought it suited July block,
so I am using it in this quilt.
I will re stitch block one`s words to match. 


I am pleased with this block.
The stand and topping have gold thread,which makes it sparkle.
I used DMC 3052 for tie and back stitching of holly.
The blanket stitch on holly is DMC 936.
The pudding DMC 3047.
Heart DMC 816.
Berry DMC 221.
I have cut out applique pieces for next block.
I only need to work out what size my background piece is to be.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.  

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stitching

Hello my friends.
I was to show stitching on 
Random Thought`s 
yesterday but have been unwell.
I noticed that I have reached 100 followers.
Time for me to have a draw for something I have made.
I will see how time goes and maybe bless three of them. :)


In this section my initials are to be placed.
I have yet to decide how to place them.
I  graph and then stitch at a later date.
The corners are Woven Leaf Stitch.
I started on the top right hand corner
following chart. Turned my work for the 
corners to place needle in the place.
A cute ladybird.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Summer School House

Hello my friends.
Summer School House slowly growing.
I have been stitching gaps across the row eg:
3 stitches then 3 up on next row till end 
then full in on return. 
Gives a lovely look to the house.
If 3 doesen`t work either 4 or 2 stitches depending where they are.
Quite pleased with effect.
Also makes stitching interesting to do. :)


I will say I have been side tracked by adding extra to 
a gift for a friend :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Random Thoughts

Hello my friends.
Friday night stitching,
`Random Thoughts`
The Drawn Thread design.
More stitching for our SAL with 
Elizabeth from Paisley`s Post.


I have worked on three area`s last night.
There`s a key charm to fit in between the letter `F`
and bunny. I will add that later.


Worked on tree with modified van dyke stitch.
Queen stitched area.


Double four sided stitch.
Jessica stitch over 8.
Put away now till next week.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Summer School :Lesson one

Hello my friends. 
Yesterday`s post brought my 
`Summer School`
(we are in our Winter :) )
lesson #1
design of Brenda Gervais.


The pattern,threads, fabric,needle minder and finishing ric rac.


Threads ready to start on 28ct mushroom.


Little helper while stitching one over one.
Lamp needed for this one.
My shelf is getting cluttered again!
Time to tidy up I think, :)


I started at the bottom right with the two threads over three linen
for the grass. This gave me a line to work  from.
Looks like since Friday it has been stitching. :)
Over the weekend I stitched a little more on BBD design. 


I have a little reverse stitching on the side to do,
will sort this soon. 
Happy Stitching,
Clare.