Stitching Away

Last weekend we finally had a few days away, staying in a cottage in a tiny hamlet in Northumberland. It was bliss, just to get away and relax, of course I took some sewing with me…

I took four hand-sewing projects with me – well I wouldn’t want to run out!! I worked on my Bethlehem embroidery, which I’ll show you on Sunday with the SAL post. I also took with me a cross-stitch I started a couple of weeks ago, this is my ‘in my handbag’ project. It’s a Dimensions kit, I think I bought it on a destash facebook page, it’s for Christmas without being too Christmassy. It’s like a mock patchwork design round ‘Believe’.

I started in the middle as usual, I nearly came a cropper when I was stitching the word backwards – never my strong point – I nearly missed the ‘L’ out!! Luckily I hadn’t got far into the ‘E’ when I realized my mistake, though I did have to fudge a bit as the ‘L’ is meant to be one stitch wider!

The threads come ready attached to a strip with all the numbers on, which is great, except I can’t re-attach leftover lengths to keep them safe. The obvious thing to do would be to make myself a thread card with a hole puncher, instead I’ve just been using the thread up on other sections of the design, hence the odd bits of colour all round!

It’s coming together nicely, I’m wondering about making a patchwork border round it to make it into a cushion, I’ll see how it looks when it’s finished.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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7 Responses to Stitching Away

  1. kathyreeves says:

    That’s a pretty design, and you went to some very pretty countryside for your little getaway. Glad you had a good time. ❤️

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  2. Jane M says:

    Just a different set of 4 walls makes such a difference at the moment
    We would never know about your fudging without your confession – it looks great. And the other small parts look like a scratch and reveal picture appearing – great idea for the remaining threads – otherwise too easy to get lost on your travels!

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  3. Sharon says:

    Great project for a beautiful countryside retreat…

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  4. Amanda says:

    Lovely to have a new view for a bit. Nice bit of stitch work too. I’ve gathered together all the ‘odd’ little kits I’ve accumulated over the years from magazines and the like and wondering what to do with them. I may see if I can combine some and make into minis with fabrics. You make such lovely ones and it’s a shame these are just in a box!

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  5. Sewing is wonderful and Northumberland is on my to do list. My best friend lives in Blyth so kill two birds with one stone when I manage it. I’ve also got a load of small projects to do and some half started. All good intentions !!!

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  6. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, Glad you got chance to get away and have a change of scenery. I would love to get away for a while, one of these days perhaps. Happy stitching too, I love the idea of adding patchwork blocks and turning it into a cushion, it will be lovely. You can’t tell you fudged it. Love Mandy xx


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