Saturday, February 28, 2009

On bits and pieces of sewing/embroidery in boxes...

On bits and pieces of sewing/embroidery in boxes :-) I recently came across on the blog of Sharon B in Australia on a sampler she is stitching called “For the love of stitching” on her blog you can see here. I have dig out all my odds and ends embroidered pieces I have sewed (that never made it into a final finish product and usable item), measured them and came up with a size band sampler (13cm wide) that can accommodate most of them sewed together. Some bits are not wide enough and I will add on pretty fabric to make up 13cm and others are too wide that I need to trim down. My band sampler is called “Embroidery Doodles and Stitching Diary” and here's the start to it...

I have used 28ct linnen that I have colored with some silk paint and added a pretty piece of quilting fabrick. I would like to repeat the pattern in some of the stitching.

On the frame.... I'm itching to start!
Official start date : 28 February 2009 of my Sampler : Embroidery Doodles and Stitching Diary

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Look what I found!

I found these pretty antique little hat pins from a boot sale market in Cape Town. As the saying goes “Other peoples junk is the next owner’s treasure”. They do need some tender loving care and restoring, but they will be treasured as part of my collection.

Shopping at “The Quilting Bug”

We have a lovely shop here in Cape Town: The Quilting Bug. I just could not resist the beautiful fabrics and just had to get some more for my treasure. Pretty hey?!

Update on some sewing done

Although I have done lots I can’t show it here as it has to get posted of to my stitching partners. But here is a piece of stumpwork I can show. The dragonfly’s wings is still in progress..

Shannon's Heart Ornament

Finally got around to do a post. Here is pics of Shanmon's Heart Ornament finnished this month.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Embroidered Craft/Knitting Bag

This is a 2008 project I thought I will add to the blog. I have made my darkling mother in law Val a craft/knitting bag as a Christmas gift for 2008. She is a keen crafter herself and never leaves home without a project that she now can carry around in style. I have stitched it on 28 ct DMC linen and have finished it with pretty grey-green fabric inside. I have attached pretty little scissors and scissor fob and also stitched several pockets inside the bag to hold needles, charts etc. I have designed the garden of flowers and tree myself and have stitched it in a combination of silk ribbon and DMC threads. The pattern of the bag is available, should anyone be interested - email me:)My apologies:- :-( the photos is not such a good quality as she took them with her cell phone and sent them on to me. The really do not do the bag justice! I will update them soon with better ones.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Stitching Friend and Fellow Geocacher!

I have made another stitching friend today (Vondalee P, Washington, US)! and How Cool is this : She is also a Geocacher! We just have to invite her and her hubby to South Africa to come and enjoy some sunshine, geocaching and stitching!

Have made good progress yesterday on some stitching for Cathy B personal exchange, but cannot show the surprise just yet! :) will post pic of finished item here later!