My Lizzie Stitching Wallet is looking very pretty. This is a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly, so every one or two weeks we get the next section of the pattern as the design is gradually revealed to us. Last week we stitched the ‘spines’ of the wallet, embellished with sequins and beads, it looked like this…
…I was going to leave all the beads until last as I was stitching on a hoop, but I couldn’t resist! I bought an inexpensive table top frame to try. My stitching wallet is now stretched on the frame. I’ve used it for stitching this section and at the moment I have mixed feelings, I’m sewing on a desk, sitting on a dining room chair and I find even on it’s lowest setting it’s a bit high, I also find the light tricky as I have a window in front of me and I find it’s actually quite distracting to be able to see light through the linen, I find it’s actually harder to count! At the moment I’m stitching with the frame resting on my knees, leaning against the desk, which I’m sure is not the idea!! It has made me consider looking at frames at the next stitching show when I could try some styles out and find what suits me.
This week I’ve been stitching section 4 which will be the back of the trifold wallet. The area in the middle is where a fastener will be attached. We’ve two weeks allocated to stitch this section so I can catch up on other projects as well now!
I think this is looking so pretty, I’m really enjoying stitching it. I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and have a look what everyone else has been stitching.