Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Mid Week Catch Up
Today I had the afternoon off work to take the HDHBEM to the specialist. A highly successful afternoon I must say.
Firstly the HDHBEM was told by her specialist that while her lungs were clear (the good news) her sinus and throat were not, so we now have two more medications and a happy Mother - "it's only my nose dear, not my lungs!"
Secondly I completed Part 2 of the Hardanger SAL on The Stitch Specialists. I joined this to learn more about my first love, Hardanger and am so pleased I did. Already on Part 2 I have learnt that stitching double back stitch from the reverse side of the work produces a far more professional result. This "hint" I shall use when I do Fisherton De La Mare or Ukranian Whitework that use this stitch a lot. Once again the colour is not good but the stitching is clear.
Each of the small golden smryna crosses will have white bullion petals around it in the final step so creating (hopefully) a strawberry flower! The large Queen Stitch strawberry has bullion leaves at the top - again in the final step - and I'm looking for a suitable M to put in the gap as my name is a lot more letters than that of the author and so will-not-fit!
Ann for the chart.
Fourthly, I pulled out linen and thread for my next Hussif project. Don't you think this thread is lovely and it goes so well with the pale lavendar linen. I will need to find a perle cotton to match and some lining material too and then it will be ready:set:go!
Sadly I need to go back to work tomorrow and Friday but Saturday is the HDHBEM's birthday and we are going here for lunch.
And that's all that has been happening in my part of the world for this part of the week.