It’s three weeks since I last showed you my etui box, this is a pattern by Betsy Morgan from a Classic Inspirations magasine. I’m using my own choice of colours so I’ve chosen the spring colours of blue, yellow, fresh green and a touch of pink. This is where I was three weeks ago, I’d just about managed to get a few hours in at Embroiderers Guild before I went on holiday.
I completed the long legged cross-stitch row. The alphabet row looks lovely but it’s those tweeny single strand cross-stitches again! As I wanted the variegation to stand out I stitched all the crosses individually, rater than doing a row of half stitches and then returning to cross them all. I’m not sure what happened to the number two at the end, I think it’s the jet-lag stitching!! I might see how I feel in the morning as to whether or not I unpick that number.
I’ve just got two more rows to stitch and this side is complete.
A little update on the National Crafters Award; I mentioned just before I went on holiday that I had been shortlisted for this award, it was with some trepidation that I posted my Flower Lattice down to Devon for judging. The award was one by Victoria Mattewson with a stunning embroidery of a ladybird. Follow the link to see a photo on the Sew and Sew websight. Between the classes there were over 800 entries, so I’m pretty proud to have been shortlisted. I was very relieved when my picture arrived safely back again!
This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, from Stitching by the Sea, we share our projects every three weeks, if you would like to join us, just send Avis a link.