Monday, 28 April 2014

Needlequest Update - 28 April 2014

Aaarghhh!  I just can't seem to get into this piece!=(  It's going OK and the threads aren't too bad to work with (certainly nothing like as big a nuisance as Marlitt can be), but I'm finding it hard to get on with.  I suppose that's because it's not for anything in particular.  If anything, beyond the challenge, it's more or less a practice piece for the ring cushion (which I've decided is going to be very different from the old 'Strawberry and Rose' RSN design I showed you a few weeks ago) in terms of using the threads etc.  I may have said that last week....

Anyway, what about all you other Needlequesters?  Leave me your link before I get my April round up and May introduction post live on Thursday (hopefully) and I'll be delighted to include a link to your blog/album/etc.=)

I don't often include food in my blog, but I made this potato salad last week (yes, I loathe mayonnaise and all sauces like it) and was so proud of the layout that I thought I'd share it.=)


Now, I really should get on with some dinner preparation....

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014

5 comments:

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Your salad is lovely. If you hate mayo so much, try this: put just a bit less than what you need in a small bowl, add a bit of lemon or lime juice, a bit of olive oil (doesn't have to be EV), and some garlic salt. Whisk together and it will taste just a bit more like homemade. At any rate, it will be a huge improvement! Try it!

ukcitycrafter said...

Isn't it funny how some projects just don't 'grab us' even though we wanted to do them in the first place! Hope you become inspired by your piece as it looks as if it's going to be beautiful when it's done.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Rachel said...

I've had projects that were a real struggle at the beginning, but then suddenly came to life. I hope that will happen for you!

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

your salad looks so yummy.. and thank you for this month theme.. I love Spring.. and had fun Spring-cleaning and did a Spring blog-hop too..
this month I did mainly cross-stitching and had many rabbits small SALs done..

you can view the link here:
http://prettylittlethingsinabox.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/happy-spring-blog-hop-a-giveaway/

See you next month for Blackwork.. one of my favouite embroidery too. :D

Wendy said...

such a shame it's not grabbing you. If you put it to oneside to tackle blackwork, halfway through the month, when you should be blackworking, you'll probably have the urge to stitch it! Here's my link for "Spring" - a very different direction with decorative applique:

http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craft-book-review-wild-blooms-and.html

 
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