Monday, 31 January 2011

New stitching project

Having finished the lovely winter box - I decided to start on another Victoria Sampler project - the 15 sided biscorno .. first I got a large piece of evenweave and then divided it into 3 lines of 5 squares by pulling out a thread - this divided the fabric up into the 15 squares needed for the biscorno ... I decided against doing the flower in ribbon embroidery and instead used perle number 5 for both the flower and leaves - under that is the flame or bargello stitch ... using gold metallic for first line, perle white 12# for second line, followed by a further two lines using Gloriana threads - lovely hand dyed silks !

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Having a de-clutter day

Decided to sort out some stash which I no longer really want .... there are some full kits, some booklets and some charts - anyone wanting to have a look please visit my 'Trade' album in my webshots  and if you are interested then e-mail me off list ...

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Completed Winter Box

The Winter Box is now fully completed !!  Might just be interested in doing another now as I have learned some cheats to help  ;)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Winter Box finished !!

Well as I can't move about much at the moment - I decided to try and finish of the Vic Sampler Winter Box ....  not as easy as it looks !!  I just have the scissor fob and pin cushion to make up now ....

Although the lid fabric looks white, it is in fact raw Belfast linen - just didn't come out quite right colour with phone camera !

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Monday, 17 January 2011

Not a good day :(

After having twisted the wrong way on Saturday - I now have a very painfull back - just  a worsening of the everyday bad back and will probably be back to  'normal'  in a couple of days .... in the meantime it means having to use sticks indoors and take it easy along with plenty of painkillers ....   ......  however I have been able to do a llittle more work on the Victoria Sampler  'Winter Box'

I have the sides all ready to put together tomorrow !!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Fiished the box lid !!

I have finished the box lid completely now - thank goodness - that's the last of the one over one stitching !! So hope to attempt putting the box together over the weekend

Thursday, 13 January 2011

side 3 finished !!

Side three finished now - just one left and then start putting it together !!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

another box lid side done !!

Woopieeee!!  have now completed a second box lid side on the Victoria Sampler Winter Box - two more to go !

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Winter Box update

After finishing the box lid top- I then had the four box lid sides to do - not too keen as they are stitched one over one and my old eyes can't take that anymore  lol    ....   but decided to do them slowly, and I managed to do one side today - one down - three to go !

Friday, 7 January 2011

Trying some jewellery making

I have been getting quite addicted to beads and decided to do something else with them apart from just using in cross stitch....  so I decided to have a go at jewellery making ....  not very good yet, but here are a few of the things I tried out for friends and family ...

This is a silver and turquoise bracelet for a friend

 This is a set of necklace, bracelet and ear-rings made for myself with real coral beads and sterling silver bits!

This was made for my DIL with real turquioise beads, glass beads and sterling silver beads

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

VS Winter Box

Well this is the result of a few days stitching - started on the first day of the New Year - I have now finished the top of the box lid - a beautiful design from Thea Deuck of Victoria Sampler ....  it has been stitched on 28 count raw cashel linen and I have used a Gloriana hand dyed thread together with Needlepoint silks ....

Saturday, 1 January 2011

A new year and a new start

To all bloggers out there - a happy new year one and all ....  I have started the year with a new project - the beautiful Winter Box by Victoria Sampler and managed the first stitches this morning - yep ! up early  lol