26 August 2014

Tipsy Thistle Bag

I have finished stitching my 'Tipsy Thistle' I have really enjoyed this project, especially working all of the different stitches, many of which were new to me.
The different green squares were fun...
I love the whacky colours in the leaves...

I really like the purple fronds...
I decided to make a bag with my finish piece, nice and large for holding all the stuff I cart to class each week!

21 August 2014

Tipsy Thistle Leaves

Still not much time for stitching this week, but I have managed to work a little on Tipsy Thistle. This is where I was on Monday
I have finished filling in the leaves and am quite pleased with how they turned out
I then stitched a needle and thread

You can see from this picture of the completed piece that I have deviated again from the instructions! I don't really like all the loose thread and balls of yarn, to me they look messy so I have omitted them!
Next up is the final section, all the luscious purple fronds - should be fun to stitch!

15 August 2014

Summer Slump & Autumn Goals

I have been in a bit of a slump sewing wise these last few weeks. We have just finished having lots of building work done and have also had a succession of family visitors to stay, unfortunately at the same time! (not planned!) More visitors arrive next week, leaving little time for sewing. We had a lovely week away in the sun last week and I came back revitalised :) I really wanted to start stitching again but couldn't decide what to work on - I even briefly contemplated starting a new project! I then gave myself a stern talking to and decided to start by tidying up my small sewing room, which had become a bit of a dumping ground...
Once everything was neatly tidied away, I decided to sort out the projects I want to focus on over the next few months. I have put everything I need for each project into one of my baskets - I can't start something new until I have an empty basket!

I want to work on My Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt - you can see my progress to date HERE

The Downton Garden quilt - progress photos HERE

Birds of a Feather - sadly neglected since the beginning of 2013 - progress to date HERE
I also want to finish stitching Tipsy Thistle and make it into a project bag
Hopefully ready for embroidery class which starts again mid-September. I will work on my cottage embroidery then too.
This should be enough to keep me out of trouble for a while :)