Thursday, 4 June 2015

Projects in progress just now

Hi!  Time for a project progress update.  To be honest, I haven't been stitching much over the past fortnight, but whilst we were watching a film on the iPlayer the other day, I did some more on the water around the Paradise Island.  The whole things looks like this now:

It really is a beautifully colourful piece.

Well, it's that time of year again and our wedding anniversary is looming.  Sir had his main present a few months ago as it was something he needed then, but I've started on some stitched goodies as well.

Here's the work I did on a cross stitch bookmark last night.  Everyone like meerlats and Sir had a diary with them on a couple of years ago, so, when I saw this little chart in that 'Ultimate Cross Stitch' magazine that I got from Hobbycraft a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist making a simple cutey for him.
Here he is with most of the cross stitching done (all except a few stitches that I missed out!)

I thought he'd look better on a coloured background than a white/cream one, so this is the very last of my green Aida band.

Below is the little fellow in all his back-stitched glory.  He only took about 2 or 3 hours all in and is quite small, but he makes a sweet little keepsake, no?

Sorry about the inconstant colours in the photos - I was just taking the pictures with the piece on my knees as and when I needed to, so light was changing all the time!

I'll finish up the bookmark over the next week and may make a co-ordinating tassel this time too.

Next to consider is a card of some sort and, inspired by the last issue of 'Ultimate Cross Stitch', which was on oriental designs (and which I have ordered, but still hasn't come.... waaah!), I thought I'd do a sort of kimono card using these outline stickers as a rough design.

I've already taken an approximate tracing and have selected most of the materials, but it's quite hard to get on with it with Sir around and about, working from home and so on.  He'll be out later on this evening, so I can get things pressed ready and there may even be some appliqué parts to sort out.

More on that one next time! =)

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015


Le trame della Galaverna said...

All is beautiful. Perfect execution.

D1-D2 said...

Very nice. I can't wait to see how you stitch the kimono.

Rachel said...

That meerkat is an absolute poppet!

zenuwpees said...

Tout est supeeeeeeeeer beau Marie-Claire