Wednesday 16 April 2014

A new tool

As quite a number of the projects I have been working on recently have included stitchery and, I have really enjoyed stitching the hand embroidery, I decided to invest in a helpful new tool to make transferring the embroidery designs across to the background fabric easier. I ordered myself a light box and it arrived on Monday.

Now, of course, I am impatient to try it out, so I looked out a pretty little embroidery pattern that I have had waiting to be made for some time.  It is a another cute little pattern designed by Gail Pan called 'Ruby Cottage'.  

I love Gail's pretty cottage patterns (I'm secretly hoping she writes a book dedicated just to her cottage designs!) and, this one is no exception!  In the pattern Gail makes the stitched design into a small wall hanging but as it's finished size is 16 x 16 inches, it is the perfect size to make into a cushion and, that is what I am going to do!  I just need to pick out a background fabric and then try out my new light box to transfer the design for stitching.

It will make a perfect companion to this cushion which I made a few years ago and is sitting nicely in my new house!  I'll keep you up to date with my progress!!

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  1. Have fun with your new toy! Sunshine and Love

  2. It looks good, I hope it makes things easier - especially now your eyesight is going....!

    1. Well exactly! I need all the help I can get!!


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