Sunday, 7 April 2013

My 1kg project

Feeling quite colour deprived after some weeks of tone on tone, I paid a visit to my stash cupboard.
Pamela had inspired me with her post here.  I knew I had that chart in my stash so several minutes later chart, linen and floss were all selected ready to go.
Once my needle hit the linen there was no stopping.  This week in spare moments after work I have stitched and have vanquished the "colour deprivation" as well as the "after dinner nibbles" so am well pleased with myself.   An almost complete Miss Kitty's Dragons and a 1kg weight loss - all in one week.   Unusual construction techniques really appeal to me and this one has all four corners folding in with mathematical precision to create a cute little needle book.
Here's the two corners - opposite corners are identical.
 
There is just enough variety that I don't grow frustrated with cross stitch only.   Here there are Smyrna crosses, leaf stitch, leviathans (?!) eyelets and a large-size rice stitch variant.   These pretty colours are not really my usual choice but they sure work well together.   Stitching on this will probably be completed tonight.
Now what project can I choose that will lose me another 1kg this week??
Yesterday morning this greeted me as I rose for the day.   Summer is over here and we are feeling the Autumn cool in the air and the weather forecasts talk about cool southerly winds.   But I love Autumn and the changing colours of the oak trees.   The huge chestnut tree on our boundary is covered in green spiky balls which will hopefully turn into glistening dark chestnuts to go into the cook pot for chestnut rice.  Yum!
Have a good week everybody.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely work and colors. Nice that weight loss accompanied stitching!

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  2. That's a really pretty design. Tell me the secret of losing 1kg - I badly need to do the same:-)

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  3. Mmmm, I didn't lose 1 kg while stitching Miss Kitty's Dragons. I hated to put it down once started, but I still managed to eat. Maybe I didn't stich fast enought to burn enough kcalories!

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  4. Really pretty colours. Congratulations on the weight loss too :)

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  5. Such sweet colors and lovely stitching..
    Congrats on weight loss x

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  6. It's so beautiful Margaret! I love the variety of stitches too!!

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  7. Weight loss and stitching! That's a great combo that I need to tap into lol. I love the colours of this design and can't wait to see it finished.

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  8. Love this piece, it has such pretty colors in it.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  9. Beautiful design and stitching, looking forward to seeing it all finished up.

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  10. so sweet..looking very lovely x

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  11. A lovely piece, I stitched on part of it for my friend, Sally, as part of a Round Robin.

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