I’ve been stitching away on an evening on my Lizzie Stitching Wallet, a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly. I’ve just finished the outside piece, it’s a trifold wallet so there’s a front, a back and a third to fold in. We had three weeks to stitch this last section, it’s a mirror image of the other end, this will be the front when it’s all stitched together.
I must admit I thought we had another week before the next pattern came out, so I was a bit surprised when Faby posted on Facebook ‘Are you ready for section 7 tomorrow?’ Ooh, better stitch my beads on then!
The cross-stitch took quite a few evenings, it’s nice having the mirror image at the other side as it does highlight the huge difference Faby’s back-stitching makes.
Once the cross-stitches were complete, the back-stitching didn’t take too long at all, this evening I just had the purple knots to do and the beads to stitch on. I remembered last time I decided to learn colonial knots for the hydrangea, rather than french knots, I had to go back to the tutorial on the website to remind myself how to do them. It still feels a bit awkward how the thread is twisted, but I do like the result.
I’ve just stitched the beads on the hydrangeas and round the frond, so my homework is finished, a bit at the eleventh hour, but who cares 🙂
We’re working on the inside next, so I need to quickly finish stitching the outline as I never quite got round to that, I think I’m about half way round!
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been hand-stitching.