Monday, 20 July 2015

A busy weekend....

Hello! I am late in the day posting this but, it has been a busy weekend spent caring for Poppy (one of my little dogs) after her surgery, as well as welcoming my youngest daughter back home from university for the summer.  It is lovely to have her home!  As a result, I only managed a little stitching.


Taking Kathy's advice, I added a few extra leaves to the wisteria vine that I stitched for my ICQC 107 Class (run online by Kathy Shaw). I think her advice was spot on as, the extra leaves seem to add some extra depth to the look of the vine. I then completed the next task which, was a cluster of irises.


They were quite quick to complete, so I was able to get them finished between everything else that was going on!


Looking forward to getting the next flowers stitched over the next few days!!

I am linking this post to the latest stitchery link up at Super Mom - No Cape.

32 comments:

  1. Your stitching is beautiful! I stated Kathy's beginner class a couple of years ago, but life got in the way and I didn't finish. I'll try again some day. Enjoy the time with your DD!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I can highly recommend the classes if you do get a chance to take one! :) x

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  2. Can't wait to take this class too - I'd love to learn to stitch wisteria. Hope Poppy is doing better.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! Poppy seems quite comfortable for the moment... it is just a long recovery from this particular operation. :) x

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  3. Very pretty, stitching with ribbon gives such a lovely effect. Hope Poppy is recovering well x

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    1. Thank you Janet! Poppy is quite comfortable but it is just a slow recovery.... luckily the time passes quickly!! :) x

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  4. And what beautiful stitching it is, never tried ribbon embroidery but it does look so pretty. Enjoy the summer with your daughter.

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    1. Thank you Ali! I am sure we will have some nice days out! :) x

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  5. Hope Poppy is continuing to get better. Love the irises - they look so pretty.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen! They are quick to stitch once you get the hang of them and I love the effect they give. Poppy is comfortable for the time being... just a long recovery ahead! :) x

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  6. Ribbon embroidery is something I have never tried, looking at your lovely work I just might have to give it ago. :0)

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    1. Thank you Doti! You really should, it is easier than you think it is going to be.... you just need to take it slowly! :) x

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  7. I am absolutely delighted with your fantastic embroidery . The vine so vivid and you want to touch him the most. So delicate and lovely . I admire your work very much and look forward to the progress . Greetings from far Germany Sandra

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra for your kind comments and for visiting me here! Hope you will visit again! :) x

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  8. Such a pretty embroidery technique with beautiful results! You always so such lovely work!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I am really learning more about silk ribbon embroidery! :) x

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  9. Wow, this is absolutely lovely!

    Nana

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    1. Thank you for visiting me Nana and for leaving me a lovely comment! :) x

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  10. So beautiful--I want to live in these little gardens--lol!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I would like my garden to look like them too!! :) x

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  11. Oh this is looking so pretty, love the wisteria especially

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I am really enjoying working these silk ribbon flowers! :)

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  12. Oh I do hope your little Poppy gets better soon, I'm sure she'll be well looked after and spoilt in the meantime. I just love what you are doing with the Crazy Quilt classes. The wisteria is so lifelike, I can almost smell it from here xxx

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Poppy is comfortable and being very well looked after!! I love working these silk ribbon flowers the results are so rewarding! :)

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  13. Honestly, when I first glanced at the top photo I thought it was real! :-O The added leaves make it look "heavy" like a real wisteria. Irises = instant childhood memories of spring flowers in Oklahoma. This is all so pretty Christine!

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    1. Thank you very much Linda! You always make my day for me!! You always say such lovely things! :) x

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  14. Hello Christine! Is there anything you cannot do? Gorgeous sewing, as ever! Hoping Poppy is doing well and that you have time to enjoy with your daughter. X

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Emmajane! Hope you have a sunny weekend! :) x

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    1. Thank you Angela! So glad that you like them! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  16. This is just so pretty! I love the trellis and gate. The wisteria is lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I am learning so much taking this online class and the flowers are such fun to stitch! :)

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