Sunday, 3 September 2006

Nope, I'm not dead...=)

I'm still here, somewhere!!! Haven't been doing any stitching to speak of lately, so there wasn't anything to post here. Sorry to be so dull.

Anyway, I went to the Stitch and Creative Crafts Show in Manchester yesterday afternoon with a couple of girlie friends and got 5 pieces of fabby organza (2 whites, 2 greens and 1 aqua blue), great for leaves and insect wings in the stumpwork pieces I'll get around to one day. I also got Helen M Stevens' 'World of Embroidery' for half price and thus completed my collection of her books.

The show kinda spurred me on to do some stitching, so I almost completed the background on the chaffinches and will finish that off, plus the top-stitching on the birds today. That will just leave adding the beads and long-stitching on the flowers and it'll be done. Also want to finally get that needlecase sewn up. I did prepare a piece of bright pink fabric as a backing for it - spent hours hemming it up to size by hand, then realised that I just didn't like it as a backing and wanted white instead. I'm just going to use felt as it doesn't need edging up and will then sew the flannel leaf in, (which also needs some sort of trimming.....), and that's another project done. Planning for some progress this week.

Then it's back to the dog and the cushion cover. I will feel a LOT freer with my stitching once those are done, esp. That pesky mutt! (But I will, of course, be immensely proud of him when he's done.....)


Barbara said...

Your trip out with girlfriends sounds like fun. And your birds are looking fabulous!

Isabelle said...

Sounds like you had a great time at that show! I just love your chaffinches :)

Lili said...

For what my opinion's worth, I would let down the unpleasant things to stitch, and just keep the pleasure in mind. Now, if the dog is to be a gift that you have promised -am I right?- that's another problem...
Bon courage!

Stitch or no stitch said...

What fun to go to the Stitch and Creative Crafts Show with your girlfriends. Your chaffinches look great.