Thursday, 9 February 2017

A busy few weeks.....

It has certainly been a busy few weeks here.  After having all my children and their respective partners here to stay for my husband's birthday celebrations it was a quick tidy up and change of beds ready for the next set of visitors.  My brother-in-law and his wife stayed here overnight on their way to our nephew's wedding. We also attended the wedding which was held this past weekend.  It has meant that there hasn't been a lot of stitching time here but, the wedding was lovely and it was nice to see some other extended family too which is the most important thing!



In the brief snatches of time that I have had, I have started work on decorating my Sue Spargo inspired 'circles' wool project.  I have managed to add some stitches to one set of circles and I am really pleased with it. Most of the stitches I have used are covered in Sue's Craftsy class.



The light purple stitches on the far outside edge are 'Pekinese stitch' and I used a 'coton a broder' thread to work the stitches.  Moving in, the individual light pink stitches are a fly stitch variation called 'Tete de Boeuf' and again I used a 'coton a broder' thread to work these stitches.



Next, I couched a piece of green chenille thread around the outside edge of the green circle using 'bullion knots' to hold the chenille in place.  The bullion knots were worked using two-stranded purple wool thread.  I also added some 'colonial knots' in blue 'coton a broder' on the green wool circle.



Finally, I outlined the middle circle (which is cotton fabric) with another fly stitch variation called 'Italian knotted border stitch' again these stitches were worked in 'coton a broder' thread, this time in green. The centre will probably be further embellished but, I have not decided how yet, so for the moment that set of circles is complete and, I am looking forward now to starting the next circle set.

19 comments:

  1. Hi. Hristine,love your circle can't wait to see them all stitched .

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  2. Your color combinations are beautiful. Love looking at the stitches. I see that bullion stitch - I still cannot master that one!

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  3. Beautiful Christine - what a lovely idea !

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I had a lot of fun adding the stitches and can't wait to get started on the next one! Christine x

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  4. Glad you had some fun family time. Your beautiful stitches make me want to drop my quilting and embroider!

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  5. Oh, so busy, but with lovely things! Love your circle. It is always so amazing how this stitches add so much interest to simple shaes! Love it!

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  6. Your first circle is stunning Christine! I love the colours you've used and the stitches work perfectly as well. This project is going to be amazing!!

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja ein ganz spannendes Projekt. Mit Filz habe ich überhaupt noch nicht gearbeitet. Die Stickerei auf dem ersten Button sieht zauberhaft aus.!
    LG
    Valomea

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    dass wird ganz toll!!
    Ich folge Sue Spargo bei Instagram, sie zeigt dort so schöne Sachen. Manchmal denke ich, wir beiden könnten miteinander Verwandt sein, ganz oft gefallen uns die gleichen Dinge. Gönn die etwas kreative Zeit, nach solch anstrengenden Familienereignissen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  9. the circles look very nice with your stitches on them.
    KATRIN W.

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  10. Beautiful stitches, some I have never seen before. Gives me lots of inspiration to do my felt work...

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  11. Wow! Stitching on a curve is not easy and you have done it beautifully. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  12. Christine, wonderful just wonderful ....Dotix

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  13. Oh My! Love your colours and simply adore your exquisite stitches! Really mjust get stuck in and start on a Sue Spargo-esque and not simply store my wool selections lol

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  14. Such exquisite stitchery Christine! I loved seeing the close ups of your wonderful work. So nice that you had lots of happy family times recently too.
    Helen xox

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  15. Wow, sind dies schöne Kreise, auch die verschiedene Stickerei,
    Ich bin schon ganz aif das Ergebniss gespannt.
    Christine wie schön das du und dein Mann eine so schöne Familien Feier hattet. Das freut mich sehr
    Einen schönen Sonntag wünsche ich Dir noch
    Liebe Grüße Marika

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  16. Such a pretty circle. The cotton a broder looks nice on the felt.

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    1. Thank you Annet! It was very nice to work with. Christine x

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  17. Beautiful, Christine!
    Lovely to see all those stitches on the felt, and don't they have some fascinating names! The colours you've used here look really pretty together!
    Barbara x

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