The Lizzie Stitching Wallet stitch-a-long comes out every one or two weeks, depending on how much stitching is needed. We’ve had two weeks to complete this section and the cross-stitch for the main wallet is now complete. I managed to finish it in a few evenings this week so I’m all up to date.
As a needle holder Faby has designed a lovely felt leaf, back-stitched up the middle both to attach it and to give a bit of interest. I think that was the fiddliest bit this week as a sharp needle was need to get through the felt, but that’s not the easiest needle to follow a cross-stitch line. In the end I drew the line on with my silver gel pen and just stitched it as neat as I could.I think the leaf a lovely touch, it fits in with the design much better than a plain square needle holder. I bought my felt at Craft and Create in Skipton, they have beautiful wool felt in gorgeous soft shades, it feels so different to the synthetic version. They had a green which matches the colours perfectly.
I had two rectangles of cross-stitch to do, one will be the strap which holds it closed, this is very pretty with just two hydrangea florets and a few beads. I realised after posting it on facebook that I had stitched the wrong colour beads, it should have been the ivory ones like in the centre of the florets, but I think it looks pretty with the pink ones. The other rectangle is particularly pretty, it is hydrangea florets again, with colonial knots for the buds, I still have to look up Faby’s tutorial on knots each time to remember how to do colonial ones, I haven’t quite got it into my head yet! This is going to be a pocket on the right hand side of the wallet.
The next section comes out on Monday, I think this is the scissor fob, I managed to find some pretty pink scissors in Duttons for Buttons on Saturday, so they will match perfectly. I think after that it’s just two weeks to make up our stitching wallet, I’m looking forward to getting it finished and starting to use it at my Embroiderers Guild Meetings.
I’m 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.