It’s three weeks since I last showed you my etui, it’s rather pretty, it’s a pattern by Betsy Morgan from a Classic Inspirations magasine and each side is a different season. I’m choosing my own threads so I just picked a selection of ‘spring ‘colours, blue, yellow, fresh green and a touch of pink. This is where I was three weeks ago…
I’ve been pretty busy over the last few weeks making quilts and clothes for our holiday but I took my etui along to my Embroiderers Guild meeting, so I had about four or five hours of stitching time, so at least I have some progress to show you.
I had just finished struggling with tiny rabbits and thread counting on the border last time, so my first job was to unpick the right hand back-stitching and re stitch it two threads lower!
The leaves were meant to be cross-stitch over one thread again, same as those tiny rabbits! I really didn’t fancy doing all that in minuscule cross-stitch, so I decided to try blanket stitch instead. I stitched it so the thread edge was along the straightish side in the centre. It still wasn’t easy but it was just about manageable. My counting isn’t perfect but I don’t think it is noticeable. There will be a pearl button in the centre to finish it.
This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post evry three weeks, so if you would like to join in please send her a message. There are quite a few of us now, all doing different projects, so please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching;
Everyone is in different time scales, so if there isn’t a post when you first look, check later in the day. If you fancy joining us for the SAL, just send a message to Avis.