Wednesday, 4 January 2006

The story so far....

Despite some 'flu-ish thing or other, (again!), I managed to get quite a bit done! Might even get these done on time, but I can't guarantee it.....

This is the freestyle card which is 3 Helen M Stevens' design elements put together. Since this photo this morning, I've finished the ladybird completely and about 40% of the leaf work is also done too. The little butterfly on the right hand side is to be a common blue. Very pretty, just wish I'd ever seen one!!! They aren't common around here.

I've just ordered a batch of Pipers' silks to do my future HMS work (and others) in as I've used Madeira silks for this and they're twisted, so there is nothing like the sheen of even plain stranded cotton, never mind flat silk floss! It is good for some things though.

Here is the first of the three hardanger bookmarks. I have to get the stitching totally complete on all three before cutting even one out as they'll all be done on the same piece of fabric. Hey! I'm not well off enough to waste more pricey needlework fabric than is absolutely necessary. If Feifei doesn't get hers on time, well a week's delay won't kill anyone. At least the card will be ready for her. These are being worked in a mixture of Anchor pearl cottons, (plain, space-dyed and one with a metallic strand), Caron threads and Kreinik and DMC metallic threads. I want them to be really quite special.

Got my appetite back today and am managing to spend more time sitting up now, so things are on the mend. Yippee! Talk about one thing after another lately! Give a girl a break, huh??

2 comments:

Von said...

Beautiful, beautiful embroidery on everything, Elisabeth!!

Cathy said...

Your work is beautiful as always! I especially like your hardanger bookmark!

 
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