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Another couple of stitches added to the piece.  The first 'Rope Stitch' I had to stitch in a zig zag pattern to balance the zig zag coral stitch on the opposite side.  Both are quick and easy to stitch.

Stitch 110 - Rope Stitch


Stitch No 111 - Zig Zag Coral


If you pop over to Pintangle you will see that I am closing in on the pack!

Yet another embroiderer using the same genre

Gypsie Quilt has more of a quilt focus but the embroidery is still in the same genre as Cecile and Leah Stansal.  (Be careful using the translator on this page as I found I had a talking porn site come up.)

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The embroidery here is much more middle of the road but still lovely.  Lots of inspiration for more stitching.

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I found there were lots of stitching techniques in her quilts and also found lots of inspiration in her Pinterest page. 

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Silly Stitching resurfaces

I have a new piece to add to my list of things to do.  At my patchwork group I was presented with a block to embroider as part of a friendship quilt.  It is a lady dressed in a crinoline.  Now did you know that this very familiar design is actually another version of the mother goddess?  I didn't but after some research I have found reference to this in a number of texts.  And all the time I thought it was just an old fashioned lady.

Anyway, all that aside, I have traced her onto the fabric using my micro pen, just in case I have to put her aside to finish something in a hurry.  I have been caught before with transferred designs that faded away before I got to them.


I even read the instructions about the colours she wanted and have selected these in advance.


Then Merylyn showed us why she had selected this design.  It was because her grandmother had a Doyle Case that she had loved as a child.  On the front of this case was a crinoline lady.



It was made from and old hat box that the cover of a magazine had been glued onto and the title written in the sky section.  The lady had been painted onto plywood and cut out and then mounted on the pathway.


So my 'silly stitching' bag is back in use and I will post and update each week in WIPW.





I have now finished the central section of the piece with this final block.


I drew this design about 4 different ways before I was happy with it and It still had a more square appearance to it when stitched out than I thought it would.  But together with the other blocks it looks alright.


This is a very slow piece of work.  I keep thinking I should stitch more but I am making myself stick to the one block a week routine.

You can see what others are doing over at Pintangle.