Friday, 16 January 2009

Love on the verandah!

I had some time to stitch last night, so part one of Christmas Wish is complete except for the French knots. I found a great tutorial on Youtube, but decided I'd wait and have a practice this morning. I really want to master French knots and have a bash every so often. Maybe today is the day.
Or maybe I'll just go find some beads again! LOL So as there was so much evening left I traced and got on with part one of Verandah Views. All that remains to be done here is the Lazy Daisy petals for the flowers and some french Knots for the lupins!
I think I'd better iron it too.
So it's official, I have four stitchery projects on the go! OMG!
Part three of Red Delicious is due any time now and I didn't even make a start yet! I toyed with the idea of doing it as Redwork as I really am enjoying the stitchery, but I really think later in the year I'll be glad of a break from that and applique will be a nice change and I'll still get to do some stitching as I blanket stitch all the pieces.
Already this morning I'm procrastinating over the French Knots, so maybe RD will get started today.
I've done my housework for the day, I have a quick chore to do in town and then my time is my own until 2.45pm when I have to go to work. I'm off for a walk, then I'll play.
Gratitude's
1) A late shift!
2) A dry day. Walkies!
3) Hot sweet tea.

9 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Both your stitcheries look great. Once you master the French knot you'll be putting it on everything. To this day, I can do them, but my mother can't! :o)

BTW Part three is up...I downloaded it yesterday :o)

Lorraine said...

sounds like a wonderful day...glad to hear you sound so upbeat!! Hope you enjoyed the walk!

Miss 376 said...

The french knots will really finish these pieces off. Be careful, they can get addictive! Have a lovely day

Stina said...

Hope you got hte hang of the French knots...don´t give up...if you didnt... you will!! And they are so fun!!
Love your block!! :o)

Passionate Quilter said...

great job on your Christmas wish stitchery! I vowed to do some stitcheries this year--and I've never been taught to embroider--so I'm not very good. LOL But your's looks good and I can only hope that by the end of the year mine will look good too!

sewkalico said...

They are looking lovely. You can do those French knots!!!

Lurline said...

Lovely stitcheries - I must start one soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Tracey said...

your stitching is looking great, im no good at french knots they all come out diffrent sizes,

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quiltygal said...

Boy you have been busy...I am doing the Christmas wishes too...love your fabric choices too...