Sunday, 26 May 2019

A good place for a break....

Progress has been made.   The stitching is complete now for the Betsy Morgan Etui box.   I have enjoyed the stitching - both the linen count and the silk floss.   The only substitution I made was for DMC for the squirrel as I just could not get the prescribed overdue thread  to come out looking less than patchy or stripey.  For me a grey squirrel should be a uniform shade of grey so I chose but now am wondering if I did not choose well.   Still it is what it is.
Next weekend is a long weekend here so I will begin the construction then.
The temperature chart is going well too.   We are in to green/blue now as the temperatures drop a little.   Although so far it has been a warm Autumn.
I'm getting that hardanger itch again so will have to go through my stash of charts.   I don't want to make a doily so will be looking for some other project that will scratch the itch and be more useful that the infernal Hardanger Mat.   A bag?  An apron?  One can have too many of those also.   Maybe a notebook cover?  Even in this computer age I use a lot of notebooks.   I do need a new cover for my toaster but Hardanger seems a bit OTT for that:-).

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  1. The stitching for the etui looks wonderful.
    I do agree that a hardanger toaster cover may be a little bit OTT. How about a chair back cover? My Nana always had embroidered linen over the back of her sofa and chairs.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I'm going to browse through my hardanger books this weekend and see if I can be inspired.

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  2. Lovely progress. It's so fun to see your temperature SAL develop!

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    1. This SAL is fun and today the temperature has dropped suddenly so there could be another colour change.

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  3. I was going to knit or crochet an afghan using the temperature thing, but haven't gotten around to it. Love your stitching one. Will you have it as a wall hanging, or frame it?
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Not sure what I will do with this Sandy. I was thinking maybe a cushion cover? I'll decide at the end of the year when I see how big it is.

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  4. Such a beautiful piece, I think the squirrel looks just fine!
    I love your temp chart and how the colours are now changing.

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    1. The temperature chart is fun and now it is mostly blue as we enter the beginning of winter.

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