Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Message in a bottle...

....well, it's actually a cross stitch in a bottle!

This adorable necklace came from Michelle  (you can find her blog here) and it came in a gorgeous little drawstring bag....too cute.  Can you believe it, she can do smaller bottles!!!  I do love the necklace - thanks Michelle!

Sticking with the cross stitch theme, I did manage to get back my mojo and have actually put needle to fabric! I've done a bit more on my Geisha....not much, but anything is better than nothing. 

Not great progress but time seems so limited at this time of year, don't you think?

I also managed to finish crocheting all the granny squares together and although it looked good, it didn't look great :(  (Also very hard to photograph!)

It look kind of unfinished and although I was desperate to say I had finished it, I decided that it probably needed a border all round the edge to pull it all together. So off I tootled, back to YouTube, to find out how to do an edging. The result was well worth the effort. Now I just have to decide if I want to repeat the edging (I do have an extra ball of yarn) and have a double border all round....what do you think?

I think a "Crochet for Dummies" book should be on my list to Santa this year!

Until next time...happy stitching!



Pull the other thread said...

What a cute little necklace!! Love your work on Geisha mine is at a stand still at the minute. I love your cozy blanket and the edging looks great.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic little necklace! Love the colours on your geisha, hope your mojo stays for a little while :)

ariadne said...

The blanket is gorgeous!And the little bottle is such a sweet idea!AriadnefromGreece!

cucki said...

aww the little bottle is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeee
the blanket is so pretty..
beautiful wip..
hugs x

Rebekah said...

Wow! I am really loving that afghan! So pretty! I love the bright colors you chose.

Mouse said...

ohhh that bottle is really cute :) and well done on the stitching front and also your crocheting is beautiful ... :) love mouse xxxxx

JenniDMills said...

Oh I love both the afghan and the bottle.
My mum made us some of those afghans when I was little. I don't know what happened to them though. :(

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

i love your work in both stiching and crochet. I think at least one more row around will finish it perfectly.

Valma said...

ho my ! such a tiny cute thing =)
very great job Michelle !
your Geisha is really amazing !
what a piece !
happy stitching...
and as I don't crochet I can't tell you what is best..all I know is that I love it this way, very well done =)
big hugs

SoCal Debbie said...

The tiny cross stitch in a bottle is so cute! Your granny square blanket is lovely! I really like how you crocheted the edges together instead of the whip stitch. It really looks fantastic! I'll be looking forward to watching your stitchy progress on Geisha!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Everything is really very nice

Caitlin Jordan said...

wow that is an awesome way to show cross stitch off!

Your crochet looks awesome. it is amazing how a border makes it all right :D