Sewing Room Cross-stitch

I’ve been working on a cross-stitch for my sewing room for a while now, it’s been my handbag project, though really it’s a bit big for my sewing wallet and there’s too many different threads so they keep falling out, hence I’m trying to do a bit more at home so I can get it finished.

It’s a design from Stoney Creek, in some ways it’s a little bit dated in that the back-stitch (which I’ve still to start!) goes round the squares of cross-stitch, rather than cutting across to get a smoother outline, but it appealed to me as it includes a vintage sewing machine, quilting and sewing…perfect for me!

It’s a while since I shared my progress so I thought a little update was due (I’ve just looked, it was before Christmas!!) Last time I was still working on the sewing machine,,,

I’ve still not quite finished the sewing machine, but all I have to do now is the areas of metallic thread, not my favourite thread to sew with.

I’ve changed the colour scheme of the design to fit in with my sewing room decor, so rather than lots of pink, I’ve changed it to purple. This is working well apart from the tomato pincushion! A tomato shaped pincushion is very traditional, according to Wikipedia it goes back to Victorian times. The dusky pink threads didn’t look too far out for a tomato…shades of purple I’m not so sure about – maybe mine is a plum tomato 🙂

Either side of the sewing machine are four different quilt blocks, two are finished apart from the back-stitching and the other two are nearly there. Then I’ll be about a third of the way through the sampler, though this is probably the fiddliest bit.

I need to choose a suitable quote fairly soon as I’m not keen on the one in the pattern, I’ve two rows of writing, full width, to fill and I could make it three for the right quote…any suggestions welcome!

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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9 Responses to Sewing Room Cross-stitch

  1. That will be lovely for your sewing room, I like the vintage sewing machine!

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  2. Jaya says:

    Hehe, is that sewing machine already vintage? My mother still uses a similar one 😀
    Your work is simply superb!

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    I like the purple; your tomato must be an heirloom variety, I’m sure I’ve seen that shade in a seed catalog!

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  4. Jane M says:

    This is looking fabulous. How about “When life gives you scraps, make a quilt” or “Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time”

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  5. Laura says:

    “Gather the threads of your life and stitch them into joy.” –Jody Houghton Designs
    “Of course I talk to myself when I sew. Sometimes I need expert advice.” – Anonymous
    “I might look like I’m listening to you but in my head I’m sewing.” – Anonymous

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  6. katechiconi says:

    ‘True friends are the ones who don’t roll their eyes when you talk about sewing’
    ‘Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sewday…’
    ‘I might look like I’m listening to you, but in my head I’m sewing’
    ‘It doesn’t give you a hangover or make you fat. Win-win!’

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