Sunday, 21 July 2013

An almost finish...

Over half the year has gone.  Time has rushed by and I still have lots of items on my To-Do list!
This ornament has the stitching complete and just needs to be completed -  maybe this week. I am debating whether to play safe with a circular finish or try to be smart and create a star shaped ornament.   Time will dictate I think.
And a close up -  this one was stitched on 28 count cashel linen in my favourite DMC115   The original chart called for beads but it has been decided that this one shall remain beadless.
I have two others half stitched and want to get them all done this week -  I wonder whether there will be enough hours in each day?
The sashiko piece was completely satisfying and most inspiring.    I can see a repeat of this one but probably not until next year.   Perhaps a bag?   We shall see.  

I stitched the sashiko on navy homespun poplin with white Japanese sashiko thread and then very carefully with tailors chalk inscribed concentric circles which I quilted using red Gutermann sewing thread.   Quilting over sashiko is certainly not traditional but I was pleased with the result.   Navy, red and white is always a pleasing combination, as any Frenchman will tell you!
We have had a fine but chilly weekend which I have thoroughly enjoyed but there are still several items on my weekend chores list so I will love you and leave you.

8 comments:

  1. What an adorable ornament! It's a perfect Christmas scene. Your sashiko page turned out very nice. I'm impressed with your even stitches.

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  2. Wow very sweet ornament..I love it.
    The sashiko page is so pretty too..beautiful stitches x

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  3. There's never enough hours in the day Margaret. Your Sashiko work is very well done, so neat and even. The star is very effective.

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  4. They are both lovely, the sashiko is very effective

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  5. Love the sashiko. Very impressive stitching.

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  6. Love the ornament and the Sashiko! Your stitching looks perfectly even.

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  7. Lovely! The sashiko is really fabulous.

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