Sunday 12 February 2017

A little bit of progess....

Although time has been short, I have also made a little bit of progress on the freehand embroidery project that I started at the Abigail Mill workshop which I attended in January. You may recall that I had decided to work on an image of our Chalet in Switzerland and by the end of the workshop I had managed to get the basic image planned and partly stitched in place.

I have now changed some of the fabric and stitching (as, with the extra time you have at home, I felt they needed tweaking) as well as stitching down most of the applique pieces. To the left hand side (in front of the mountains) I have added some trees.

I have also added some of the extra stitching details needed to give the image more texture and depth.

Above are the details added to the windows and below the freehand machine stitching added to the roof to give the impression of tiles.

There is still a long way to go on this piece as I have all sorts of little details that I would like to add but, I am pleased with the progress I am making.  I haven't shared a photograph of the whole piece as it currently stands as I am going to reveal it when the whole piece is completed..... until then...... 


  1. Your added details look wonderful - can't wait to see it finished. And oh that chalet! Do you miss it?

  2. Hello Christine
    I like your Chalet. I like Switzerland too snd the chees :)
    You change somethink, this is a got Idea, and the stitching is lovely
    I wish you a lovely Sunday evening
    Kind regards Marika

  3. Christine, the project is looking wonderful, I am loving all the detail, looking forward to seeing it finished.

    1. Thank you Brenda! This project is lots of fun.... just like painting with fabric and thread! Can't wait to get it finished now! Christine x

  4. Die Detailbilder finde ich sehr interessant. So hatte ich mir das gar nicht vorgestellt!

    Gruß Marion

  5. I love the details you are adding! Beautiful work.

  6. Hi Christine wow this block is looking fantastic and boy lots of different details,well done.

  7. Liebe Christine,
    ich bin schwer begeistert und freue mich schon darauf wie es weiter geht!
    Liebe Grüße

  8. It is nice to see the details, and it will be great to see the whole piece when it is finished

  9. Those additional details add to the atmosphere beautifully!

  10. I really like this one and am definitely inspired to try it for myself, but have to accumulate the materials first. Out of curiosity - how big is it?

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    1. Thank you Caroline! It has been a lot of fun to work on! Christine x

  12. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished! Although not my cup of tea, this technique looks really fun! You got to have a panoramic view of the Alps? That must have been amazing!! Regards, Ariadna.

  13. It must have been lovely living in Switzerland, and what wonderful views you had! You must be so excited about working on your project ..... and it is progressing so very well!
    I especially love the tiles you have stitched on the roof and the way you have depicted the windows!
    Barbara x


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