Monday, November 12, 2012
Little time to stitch
The last few weeks have been rather hectic both at work and at home, so embroidery of any kind has had to take a back seat. The vines are going mad this time of year so the vineyard is busy and this weekend Adrian had a rather significant birthday to celebrate. When I am that busy, I find it hard sometimes to take a deep breath and just sit down and stitch even for a few minutes and I am looking forward to putting needle the fabric a bit again.
Apart from dusting off my sewing machine and getting a few little 'must-do' jobs out of the way, I did manage to finish the small crewel design I was working on. Of course I couldn't help but changing a few colours and stitches here and there from the original instructions. Now all there is left for me to do is a revision of the instructions to match the changes and also to get them into the form and shape that I like them to be.
The weekend before last, I did find a few hours in the afternoon to sit on the front porch and finish a scissor keep I had been wanting to do for a while. It matches a pincushion I made a little while ago. Both are worked with Cascade House shaded crewel wool, which I love to work with. The colours are beautiful and the yarns are slightly finer than Appleton. I am hoping to have the instructions for all three designs in my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks and the full kits soon after that.
I am debating how much to include in the the pincushion and scissor keep kits - just fabrics and yarns or everything you need to finish the project. I very rarely buy kits myself so I am not sure what stitcher's prefer. What do you think?