Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Today's stitching

Having failed to read the instructions correctly I ended up choosing a Christmas Ornament to stitch which is on 32 count linen and over one.   This. Is. Not. Relaxing.   I am determined that when the elf's hat is finished he and I will take a break and I will stitch something else.   And this time it will be over two!!
But I did manage to make a start on the child's vest.   The handwork is done and all that remains is a session at the sewing machine.   So far I am satisfied with this trial run of the Twig and Tale Pathfinder Vest.   The DBEM persuaded me not to use the wool blanket fabric recommended so I am trialling this in polar fleece and inwardly regretting that I was so easily persuaded to veer off course.
The lining is this pink bunny fabric so I had to make a bunny decoration for the front, all the while thinking that the pompom may not be very practical for a three year old?!

It does feel good to be back stitching with small silver needles that have a hole in them :)

7 comments:

  1. My eyes hurt thinking about your elf project. It's looking good though.
    Sandy's Space

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  2. Yes! My eyes do hurt but I had a check up of them yesterday and all is well so they are not damaged by this drafted elf:). He's on hold at the moment thou.

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  3. By coincidence, that Elf is the chosen design for April in our FB group. It does look nice when it's finished and everyone is choosing different embellishments for the hat and shoes.

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    1. I have little bells to hang off hat and boots so this will be an audio Ornament!

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  4. Oh gosh, over 1 on 32 is definitifely not relaxing! Looking great, though.

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    1. Not relaxing at all but I have noted on the chart that if I ever repeat I should use 28 count!

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  5. I think it looks good so far. Although I like 32 over one, I can understand the frustration!
    The bunny is cute, but might not have a tail for long.

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