Over the last couple of months I’ve been stitching a sign for my sewing room. It’s a pattern from Stoney Creek, it’s a little dated in style, it’s typical of the 80’s and 90’s, but it appealed and it seems to include all aspects of sewing I enjoy, patchwork, embroidery and dress-making. I changed the colours from pink to purple to match my sewing room.
Last time I showed you my progress I’d just made myself stitch the metallic bits on the sewing machine…
Well I cracked on and I’ve just finished it…I think!
At the top is writing in deepening shades of purple. With hindsight I would have been better with a slightly darker shade at the bottom as it doesn’t show up much. Now I’m not going to start unpicking all that, but I could outline the bottom rows with a little back-stitch in a slightly darker thread.
The last bit to stitch was the thread on the sewing machine in long stitches of purple, I think it gives a lovely finishing touch.
Once I’ve decided whether or not it’s finished I need to put some fabric borders on to make it a little wider as I have a sewing machine shaped hanger for it which is a little too wide. I have some sewing themed fabric which I think will go nicely.
I’m pretty pleased with it, I love the cotton reel border in particular! I do think the spacing of the different elements is a bit off, so like the patchwork blocks are pushed into the lower corners rather than spacing them more evenly. There was actually meant to be another 6 empty rows above my name which I missed off. All in all though, I’m happy with it.
Mini happy dance time!