Friday, 16 October 2015

Weekend goals.....

This week I had intended to work on the beautiful Gail Pan pattern that I started at the fabulous workshop that I went to back in September called 'My Stitching Things' and, I did manage to get a little bit more done.


However, it suddenly occurred to me that, as we are now halfway through October, I had also better get started on a couple of Christmas swap projects that will need to be posted off early.  So I have to confess to starting a new project!

Applique leaf and stem finished with embroidery stitches
The edge of a flower

It is secret, so I can't show you a full shot of the project but, here are a few 'teasers' just so you know my hands haven't been idle this week!!  I hope you like how it is looking!!

The embroidered centre of a different flower
Seed stitch quilting in the background

I also need to get started on the embellishment of my October CQJP Block which you may recall looks like this....

The base block


After the addition of some motifs from Kathy Shaw's ICQC 103 Class 

I am hoping to get the embroidery for 'My Stitching Things' and the new project finished over the weekend as well as the embellishment of the CQJP block started.  We'll see....!!

Hope you all have a creative weekend! xx


26 comments:

  1. Your Stitching Things are so beautiful. Thanks for the Link. I will buy after my vacation the pattern there.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I hope you have a lovely holiday! Christine x

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  2. Lovely stitching Christine - I can not imagine your hands are ever idle. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! You are right... my hands are not often idle!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  3. I love the Gail Pan stitchery. I wonder if I could find a copy over here somewhere. I never doubted that you were less than extremely busy. I look forward to your reveals as the christmas stitching looks great

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    1. Thank you Gina..... the link I have given in the post above is for a shop in the UK as I live in England. It is a beautiful pattern! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  4. Your secret stitching is very interesting, Christine. I'm looking forward to seeing what it is. I love your flower basket. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! It will be a while before I can show the rest.... my swap partner has to receive it first! Christine x

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  5. Hope you're going to be able to share the whole secret stitching project at some point - must admit to an avid curiosity to see what it is!

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    1. I will post a photo of the whole project but it won't be until my swap partner has received it, so it may be a little while! Christine x

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  6. I am always intrigued by the seed stitch. Every time I see it I want to learn how to do it. Happy weekend. Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! You would have no problem stitching it. It is just a straight stitch. The hardest part is getting the stitches to look random! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    ich bin total begeistert, dass wird wunderschön!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! Have a wonderful weekend! Christine x

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  8. You are sure going to have a busy weekend Christine,hope you get it all finished...lovely work.

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    1. Thank you Doti! We will see.... It might be a bit optimistic! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  9. Enjoy your weekend - I hope you get some stitching done! Your projects are looking good so far! xx

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    1. Thanks Janet! Hope you have a lovely weekend too! Chrissie x

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  10. Hello Christine
    Your stitching projects are looking lovely, that Gail Pan project is very sweet. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! Hope you had a good weekend too! Christine x

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  11. Your secret project is beautiful, can't wait to see the end result.

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    1. Thank you Melody! It will be a while before it is revealed as it is a Christmas gift.... Christine x

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  12. Your hands are never idle Christine, you are always up to something lovely. xxx

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    1. Thank you Dawn! That is very nice of you!! Christine x

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  13. Pretty stitching on the `stitching things´ sampler and your secret work looks intriguing. we will have to wait.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I hope you think it is worth the wait!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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