Monday 23 July 2018

Just one small finish this week.....

It seems to have been another busy week.  Don't they just fly by?!! I haven't done a huge amount of stitching but I have just managed one small finish. You may recall, that I have been participating in a sew-a-long hosted by Serena Boffa Soda of La Casetta Nel Bosco as part of a Facebook group.  Well, the last stitch for the sampler was on Wednesday so, once I had completed the last stitch, I decided that I should frame the sampler.

To do this, I layered the sampler fabric with some batting and backing and added some quilting.  I then trimmed it to 7 inches square and fused some heavyweight interfacing to the back.  I finished the edges with a satin stitch in green thread to match the embroidery thread I had used.  I then stuck this to the mount board (which I covered with a complimentary coloured paper) and put it inside the frame.  It wasn't easy to photograph in the frame as there always seemed to be a shine from the glass!!

That must mean it's time to start another new project......!! 


  1. Your wonderful all framed , the threads you used have such a softness . I love it .

  2. Hi Christine ,i love your beautiful work ,this looks awesome in the frame,beautiful work my friend xx

  3. Good job! Another piece you should be very proud of. So soft and feminine looking!

  4. Sehr schön geworden liebe Christine.
    Sconnige Grüße

  5. Beautiful stitching, Christine! And nicely framed too!
    Glass is quite the nuisance in photographs!
    Barbara xx

  6. Christine, this is so precious! I’ve seen a couple, now, and it’s fun to see how everyone has finished them so differently! Yes, time speeds up as we get older. It doesn’t matter if you putter through your day at a snails pace or rush through, every time you turn around, another week is gone (and it’s time to do the dreaded grocery shopping!)!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful!


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