Thursday, 16 May 2013

A Spot of Bother and Peking Knots

This week I have been plodding along with the locked back stitch on my piece of Fisherton De La Mere.   After completing the circle (well the square in this case) I found I was one thread out.   Never mind, I told myself -  this is a page for a sample in your NNMSAL and as such will serve the purpose.   Correct but I've lost heart because of this spot of bother so a few eyelets and a few wrapped bullions and I put the piece aside.   Maybe later I tell myself.
So.... I fished out the piece of cruel crewel work and once again attempted the Peking Knot which had so roundly defeated me a few months ago.   This time I chose a different colour blue floss and away I went -  successfully this time.   Now whether that is due to the time elapsed, the colour of the floss or a closer attention to the instructions I shall leave for you to decide.
This weekend our beautiful blonde weather forecaster promises rain and plenty of it so I shall enjoy indoor pursuits and look forward to our Embroiderers Guild meeting.   At least this time I have some items to contribute to the "show and tell" table.   We only have "show and tell" every second month and I was away for the March meeting so shall be able to surprise them all with a positively splendiferous collection of smalls I have completed over the past four months.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! SO glad that the knots have been a success :)

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  2. so beautiful..
    big hugs x

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  3. Oh Margaret, I can relate to how you feel with your "one thread out" problem. It's funny but something so small can change the way you feel about a design.

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  4. Both projects look stunning. I would love to attend your 'show and tell' session so that I could see your beautiful work in person.

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  5. I have put away a project with a counting error many times when I just can't bear to take it all out and fix it. I love "show and tell". The members of your guild are in for quite a treat seeing what you have finished the last four months!

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  6. Sounds like the crewel work hasn't been as cruel lately. :) It looks lovely. As for being one thread out... I definitely wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure you can fudge it somehow. :)

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