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.