Hello everyone, I'm running a bit late here but you know how it goes "Better late than never"! I hope you've all enjoyed a lovely weekend and are looking forward to an interesting and happy week. Many thanks to all of you for your lovely messages - I do so enjoy reading your interesting observations - and I'm very grateful to not be talking to myself!
Today I am only doing a short post to keep up with Sunday Stitchalong with Chrissie and friends and I'll do my 'regular' post in a few days.
Just an apple and a couple of hearts but I did enjoy doing them! This time I decided to use only two of the six strands of floss at any one time, just for a change, and I think it does look a bit neater. Of course this time I had only pencil sketch marks to cover which is a lot easier than the effort involved after using my (too thick) indelible tracing pen!
This one is done mainly in back stitch and stem stitch plus that little border stitch is one I found in a Semco Embroidery Stitches booklet that I've had for .. .. well .. it may be over twenty years .. .. at a time when it seemed a good idea to get into embroidery but then nothing much came of it! Well, I say nothing came of it but my elder daughter, who has a memory like an elephant's, has reminded me of table cloths and such like that I turned my hand to. That girl never forgets a thing! This is a wonderful booklet actually, with all the stitches explained and illustrated so clearly, and, looking closely at the top right corner I see that it only cost $2.80 (brand new!) which is a far cry from today's prices, although that's all relative anyway!
Just a close-up in case you're against wearing glasses?!!! I'm only joking girls!
This little thing won't become a cushion - it will need to have a wee bit of protection as that stitch may not stand up to much wear and tear and would probably soon get tugged out of shape, were it in a cushion!
But last week's effort has become a cushion, so the dilemma about 'which way up' has been put to rest, and I do appreciate all the input from you lovelies regarding that point, thank you!
I may have stuffed this little thing too full, although these things usually flatten out a bit anyway in time, and I could have put an edging panel in it but decided to go the easy (well, not quite!) way and cut two equal circles and take it from there. I won't say that I'm thrilled with the result, but do still like the design and if at some future date I decide to make changes then I can easily do so. What do you think?
So now I'm off to catch up on some of your lovely new posts to see what you've been up to, but I will leave you with another couple of shots of my gorgeous lollipop tree, which has presented me with more blooms as well as much pleasure:
Wishing you all a happy, happy week full of all the things you best enjoy!