Phew....what a week it's been! But at least I have some things I can show you....and some things that I can only show bits of....such is life!
So it was my daughter's birthday and I realized that I hadn't stitched a card for her....what an unorganized Mum I am!!! Anyway, thankfully I had a free kit from The World Of Cross Stitching magazine so I hastily got out the needle and threads and started stitching....
I think this was supposed to be a Valentines Day card, but I thought it worked well for a birthday card too :)
Here it is in the printed card that was supplied...
Cute...don't you think? The colours were a bit tricky to work with as they were quite close to each other, but the end result looked great.
So, number one son asked if I could crochet brain hats for him and his girlfriend as they are participating in the March for Science where they live in California. Luckily they gave enough notice and it shouldn't be one of these projects where it's a mad dash to get it finished in time! So I crocheted just a plain hat and then made two really long crocheted cord 'things' which will be attached to the hat so that it look like a brain.....or at least, that's the plan :)
Now I just have to pin each cord on to look like a brain and then stitch the cords in place......I have a feeling that I might not be so happy half way through that part of the process.
I have a couple of projects that are taking up a bit of time, one I can't show as there's no way to take a picture without revealing what it is.....once it's published I'll show the pics of the work in progress and the finished item. Here's another project that I'm still in the beginning stages of .....this one will be such fun to get on with....and it will involve a trip to the craft store where I'm sure I'll be very good and not buy anything that I don't need ;)
The dandelion stitching was put on the back burner this week, but I did manage to do a little bit of stitching on it last night.....
One thing that I am enjoying about this design is that there is absolutely NO back stitching involved! I don't think that I have ever stitched a piece that didn't have even a little bit of back stitching in it, which seems quite surprising.
I also managed to look out all the threads for the glorious Etudes aux Fraises design...
I just can't decide what fabric to use with this design. I have seen it stitched on crisp white linen and it looked wonderful. I've also seen it stitched on a very pale grey fabric too which also looked wonderful but gave a very different look to the piece. I have a large piece of fiddlers oatmeal which might look nice and give the design that old antique illustration look.....so many choices....think I might have to stitch a trial size on each fabric then make up my mind.
Hopefully this week will be as productive as last week!
Until next time....happy stitching!