Monday, 24 February 2014

Needlequest Update Post - Mon 24 Feb 2014

I don't have much to share with you this week.  I just managed to get Hanako backed (i.e. cut, pressed and tacked a piece of white polycotton on to the lawn fabric I'm using) and put in a frame ready to stitch on.

I was going to say it hasn't been a very stitchy week, but I did finish off that poppy on Friday and have done a couple of hour-long sessions on my cross stitch, but I haven't got as far as I would have liked.  Still, there are a few days left for me to finish this month's challenge on time.=)  Sadly, Hanako isn't very portable (nor is the Tudor Lady, come to that), so I can't work on her during the few dead hours I have to spend in transit to visit mum per week.  It would be too bumpy for that too.  Cross stitch bookmarks are good for in transit stitching, and I've done some hardanger work as well (surface work, not cutting out or filling stitches), but this kind of thing, nope.  I did sort out a few mistakes on the Tudor Lady on the coach home a few weeks ago!!

What about you?  Has anyone anything to share?  I've only had one link left this month, so I'm hoping others have been saving theirs up for a big finale.  Perhaps next month's topic of goldwork will be more inspiring for many.=)

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Queeniepatch said...

Hanako is certainly the kind of project you need to work on at home as it is too delicate 'to travel'. Looking forward to next week's report.

Rachel said...

I do like Hanako. I agree she wouldn't travel well, but then, neither do I!

zenuwpees said...

C'est bien beau Marie-Claire

Pamela said...

How beautiful! I look forward to your next post on her.

Wendy said...

I've been working on my project this month and have just posted about it!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the lovely post on Hanako.. Can't wait to see how it looks like when is finished..

I had fun do some sashiko sampler.. I'm glad is completed now..

My link is as below:

thank you for taking time to host this needle quest.. I'm enjoying it.. :D