Small projects
The end of Summer


I have been stitching, but not a lot to show for it.  I have been playing around with fly stitch.  I flattened it out and then made that centre holding stitch small and sent it on a walk. (On right)

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I also had a play with different types of chain stitches. (on left.)

The other thing was that I started another pin cushion and have miscounted the stitches. I am not undoing it so I am going to have to improvise.

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I bought four patterns from Modern Folk Embroidery so they will keep me busy in my spare time.  (Ha, Ha.)

I could have designed them myself but these are so charming.

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I think I will go back and purchase these ones as well.

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I have a lot of past work mates to make Xmas presents for!   (Non of these are for me.)





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Great bark on the trees. The walking flattened out, short stemmed Fly Stitch remind me of Bokhara Couching.
The Modern Folk Embroidery pin cushion patterns are indeed charming.
Go on, make something for yourself, too! You deserve it!

Carolyn Foley

for myself I want to make some modern Kogin designs once I get teaching samples under control. Thing is I have to have NEXT years samples ready to send out in June. A bit of pressure there.

Lesley Olivieri

Good morning Caroline, it's cool!!
The Fly stitch looks good especially where the branches meet. The wool covers well and the colours not too wide apart for the width of the trunk. Can't wait to see the finished piece.
I enjoy a lot of you share "odds & ends" on FB and blog. I don't have time and patience for browsing so it's nice to see your variety of subjects. My eyes don't enjoy the iPad or computer screens too much.
That course about finishing off purses etc is such a good idea as lots of people especially at the U3A Hand Embroidery Group have none of those skills.
Making a Japanese wall hanging of left over oddments (Sashiko mainly) in indigo, terra cotta, bits of Avocardo green in small tumbling blocks, golden brown and beige plus a giraffe in the mix. Found a one stitch Sashiko that I liked and going to have a small sample once I draw up a 1/4" grid. I must confuse the rest of the Japanese Group as I always want to mix things up especially adding some Kantha or BORO, but I enjoy it.
Enough waffling must go in to Alstonville. Lesley

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