Monday, 13 March 2006


Here's the latest design:

I swiped a lily photo from a gardening site, inverted and turned it, then did a copy as a working diagram to stitch from. The lettering is done in goldwork and is quite hard with 3 lots of thread each time, plus I never realised Pearl Purl can't be taken to the back of the work, so you have this end kinda stuck there... The idea is to get this one all stitched up by next Sunday, so I can show it to some chums then and take it for framing on Monday sometime. White or rose pink mount and antique pine frame, perhaps? Well, we'll see. Let's get it stitched first!!!!!=)

Just took delivery of a copy of 'Embroidered Bags and Purses' which I bought mostly to help me be able to put my lil' sis's purse together. I'll design it myself, but there are some lovely ideas in there. Whimper!
Also hoping to get both the needlecases sewn up this week so they can be delivered to the relevant friends' mum's. Aiming for Sunday with that one too. Watch this space.....
Oh Terri, you asked how I was going to finish the 'Poppies and Mallow' design. The short answer is, 'I'm not!' I'm going to put it in a tube and let the lady it's for decide on her own frame once she gets it. I haven't even found a suitable to tube to send it in yet as our local PO is out of them and there are no used ones at work either. I might go ferretting around a few other departmental offices on Wednesday and see what I can find there.


Litla Skvís said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your work!

Dawn said...

You are off to a great start! :)

Von said...

Another beautiful embroidery piece!! You have quite a few other projects scheduled for this week too - good luck with it all. :D

Gina E. said...

Hi Elisabeth,
I have just discovered your blog via Terri in Seattle (Work in Progress) and I am delighted to find someone who like me, does other kinds of embroidery as well as cross stitch. Well, I know there are lots of us out there, but some of them are a bit out of my league, whereas I feel comfortable looking at what you have been stitching. I seem to have got into doing cross stitch 90% of my stitching time in the last few years, despite my first love being traditional embroidery. Ah well, if I live long enough, I might get to finish one or two of the 40+ tablecloths I have in my stash!!

Terri said...

Oh! The lucky person who receives the tube with a treasure inside! The poppies and pink flowers are so pretty! I would put it in a gold frame in hang it in a place of honor. Your new project promises to be wonderful too. I see you have drawn your flower - that's an idea I haven't thought of.

I'm glad you have found this blog gina!