It took a long time unpacking all that 'stuff' and, even more time to decide where to put it all!!
Anyway, I haven't been completely idle on the stitching front, I have managed to complete the last two TAST stitches published by Sharon Boggon at Pintangle. The first one was stitch 53 which was 'Turkman stitch'. I had never heard of this stitch before but I followed Sharon's excellent tutorial and really enjoyed stitching a new circle onto my sampler using variegated silk thread.
The next stitch was stitch 54 and is called a 'knotted buttonhole band' which is exactly what it is. I stitched my sample of this stitch using a variegated perle cotton (8) as I tried it with my favourite variegated silk thread but I wasn't happy with the results. It really needed a heavier weight thread. I am really happy with the band on my sampler now and you can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.
I am hoping to get back to some of my other projects soon and, I have a new project to complete too.... can you spy the fabric pieces cut out ready on my ironing board? I'll show you more of that another time! Until then.....
Wow your stitching is amazing, love those decorative pieces. Am super jealous of your fantastic looking sewing room. My partner & I are taking the first steps to purchasing our first home so we have a lot of work ahead but it's exciting too.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Buying your first home is exciting.... I have had to wait a long time for this kind of sewing space! Christine xDelete
Enjoy your new sewing room and hopefully you will find some more time to spend there! Glad the move is over and it seems you found a lovely new home!ReplyDelete
Love your ring sampler very much and the flower isjust such a cute addition to it!
Thank you Martina! Things are gradually falling into place... it will be nice to have a bit more time to stitch! Christine xDelete
Your new sewing room looks lovely! I hope you get some time in there soon. I like your new stitches too xxReplyDelete
Thank you Janet! Hopefully I will have a bit more time soon! Chrissie xDelete
Your sewing room looks lovely, Christine. I'm amazed at the stitches you are learning. There's a lot I haven't heard of either. xxReplyDelete
Thank you Christine! I just love learning all the new stitches.... I am not sure I will remember them though! Christine xDelete
Hello Christine, your new room looks so pretty. Love those windows.ReplyDelete
Thank you Leanne! The house is an old house and the windows are very pretty! Christine xDelete
Ha! First thing I saw was the pieces on your ironing board and thought Oooh wonder what they are for. The new stitches look great and so does your new sewing room.ReplyDelete
I'm making something for my daughter.... might get it stitched up today.... we'll see! Christine xDelete
es ist schön wieder etwas von dir zu lesen, ich dachte mir schon das du sehr beschäftigt bist. Dein neues Handarbeitszimmer sieht richtig gemütlich aus und die neuen Stickstiche sind dir wie immer, sehr gut gelungen!
Thank you Steffi! We are finally starting to feel more settled in the new house. There is always so much to do when you move! Christine xDelete
I wonder what you are up to with the fabric on your ironing board. Your sewing room looks very nice and you have a nice view from your window. Your stitchery looks very nice, and you create stitches that I have never heard of before!ReplyDelete
Thank you Katrin! I am making something for my daughter.... I may get it stitched today with a bit of luck! Christine xDelete
Looks like a nice tranquil place to sew! Glad it is finally organized for you...that is so important! How long will it take for you to "mess it up"? Hugs, KathyReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy! I am really looking forward to getting in there to mess it up!! Christine xDelete
Wow , you've done a lot in such a short time! It certainly took me a lot longer than that to sort out my crafting space when we moved. Mine still is evolving!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Anne! I like to get everything unpacked as soon as possible... I don't handle mess very well! Christine xDelete
Your new space looks great--I bet you are itching to get in there and do some stitching! I hope the rest of your settling in goes quickly so you can get back to some fun sewing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen! Yes, it will be lovely to have some time in my sewing room soon! Christine xDelete
Glad your all settled in and what a lovely outlook you have there, are you rural rather than suburbia?ReplyDelete
Thank you Lyn! We are on the edge of suburbia... we have been very lucky with the location! Christine xDelete
Your sewing space looks really cosy! Looking forward to seeing your new project! Regards, Ariadna.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ariadna! Looking forward to having more time to sew and more time to visit other blogs again! Christine xDelete
so ein Umzug ist viel Arbeit. Da hast Du viel geschafft und auch noch so schön gestickt. Auch Deine Blöcke habe ich gerade bewundert.
Sei lieb gegrüßt
Thank you Monika! Things are gradually starting to get back to a normal routine.... it does take time! Christine xDelete
I love your sewing room! How fun! And your TAST stitches are lovely! Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Your new sewing room looks lovely...the windows are very pretty! Well done on sorting it all out...moving and organising crafty things is hard! Your work is beautiful, such neat and colourful stitches. Have a great week, Christine.ReplyDelete
Sehr gemütlich und schön sieht ihr neuer Nähplatz aus, so ein Umzug bringt immer viel Arbeit mit und kostet Kraft. ich wünsche ihnen dass sie bald wieder Freude an ihren schönen Stickarbeiten haben.ReplyDelete
Your new sewing space looks lovely and you have it well organized. I love your stitching , just beautiful !ReplyDelete
Lovely addition of the Turkman stitch and great new stitching area - I want one too.ReplyDelete