Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tomorrow Is International Embroiderers Day.

Pamela reminded me on her blog that July 30 is International Embroiderers Day.  How will you celebrate?   I desperately want to start something new as this seems like such an auspicious day to begin a new project.   BUT I'm not prepared for the stress of having more Works In Progress.   Currently I have two projects on the go and a box of Hexagon patchwork that is having little attention paid to it.   Now, there's a thought.   I will declare tomorrow to be hexagon patch day at my house and make an effort to complete the tacking of these pretty little fabric hexies.   Who knows I might get some joined together!
My fabric bomb has been occupying my thoughts and I now have "a plan" so am hoping that over the weekend I will be able to begin work on this.   I need to find my Gygli cloth interfacing and some black linen for the hair.   Not being a creative person this feels like an extensions class at one of our Guild classes.   Hopefully the finished product will be useful or at least beautiful.
Anyone who wants to participate in the draw to receive a fabric bomb from me please leave a comment here as I will have the HD3QBEM draw a name in the weekend.  
I kept company with my mermaid last night and made good progress on her Chest.   As I am still unsure about the verse on the base I decided to stitch all the pockets and the wave border before I make the final decision.   I can't quite see why even a mermaid would need a lattice of ropes on the inside base of her Chest so will probably opt for a legible verse and no ropes.   There will be ropes aplenty on the outside.   She won't be ready to display in our Guild Exhibition this year but I plan on completing her before Christmas as I', already planning my list for next year!


  1. I love both of your projects so much..
    Pretty sweet.
    Big hugs x

  2. Happy International Embroiderers' Day! You are so good about keeping on track. I started a new cross stitch sampler project, when I know I should pick up one of my already in progress pieces. Oh, well...

    Can't wait to see what you get done on your hexagons today. I love the fabrics I see in the box.

    I worked on my bomb project yesterday and plan to post about it tomorrow. I'm trying to imagine what yours will be (- black hair?)

    The mermaid's chest is progressing nicely.

  3. Happy International Embroiderer's day! Lovely projects

  4. Hope you enjoyed IED. I agree with you about leaving the ropes off so you can see the verse.