I have another finish..not to sure how I feel about it but will divulge more in a moment.
Some of you may have noticed I have been commenting on your blogs after a long time of no-interaction at all. There is a good reason for this. When I changed my blog appearance after xmas, strange things happened. Firstly, I have to tick a box to allow people to comment on my blog even though I have it set up to accept comments.
Secondly all the blogs I was following for some reason were not coming up on my blog list...so I didn't even realise you were posting! I have corrected this now and I have lots of lovely blogs to visit and comment on again. I seem to have missed an awful lot!
I've finished my main piece for the May page in the Needlework Masters book. I know, I am late but good things are worth waiting for right?
The challenge for this book includes keeping up to date ( I will catch up, I will! I will!) and trying something new with needles.
My son bought me a crewel embroidery kit for my birthday but to be honest I am confuzzled. It uses crewel embroider stitches (apparently) but uses wool...so to me it is more like tapestry????? What do you think?
This is what it should have looked like.
I didn't like the colour of the bud though and wasn't happy with the long and short stitch used on the leaves..it made them look messy. So I altered it to satin stitch and altered the colours of the bud.
The wool wasn't very good quality in my opinion: it went fuzzy very easily but all in all I am pleased with it. I wanted to do something new..and I have. I have the stumpwork kit to work out next!
Well, that is it for today! Not a bad week though: one cross stitch finished (for an exchange so I can't show it though I really, really love it and want to show it off ), three wall hangings and the little rose above. Not bad at all.
oooooooo what to do next? I love picking up the next thing don't you!
Have a good week everyone and catch up soon xxxx