Hi everyone! I hope Monday morning is treating you well. A finish to report this time round….PSS Sergei. Loved this one, loved the strong colours, loved Sergei himself and it was a fun stitch. Stitched on 32ct cream
Belfast linen and I used the DMC alternatives
which I was more than happy with.
(oops, should have trimed the edges before I took the picture!!)
A while back (read that as ages ago!) I won BBD’s Peacock Pinkeep in a giveaway Sally over at Stitchyangel’s Treasures was having. The one condition of entering the giveaway was that I stitched the chart and, when I was done, that I would pass the chart on with the same conditions. Well, I’ve finally got my act together and have started this one. Actually, it’s my second attempt, having started it with my first choice of fabric and threads I wasn’t that happy with how it was turning out. So, another dive around in my fabric stash and threads and I’m happier this time round. I’ve gone in a completely different direction to the colours suggested and I’m using good old DMC. Given that I’ll be attempting the finishing on this one, I wanted something that could cope with likely being ironed within an inch of its life and being mangled by my attempts to put it together and still end up looking okay (hopefully!!). Silks and hand-dyed fabric were not going to be a good match for that!
Using 28ct flax linen and DMC 730 & 3777
One other small finish to share. A quick stitch, Ewe & Eye & Friends Bee Hive Scissor Companion. I thought it would look cute as a little pillow so spent some time with my sewing machine and this is the result! Another one to add to my small bee collection.
Hope all is well with you and yours and if you are dealing with the extremes of heat in parts of the
I hope that the weather breaks soon.
Until next time…….