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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Stitching update

I have a friend's birthday coming up in September and have been making her some nice jewellery .... so decided to also stitch and make her a nice box to put it in ... got this chart from loopyloudesigns ... it is stitched on 28 count evenweave and I have used Carons waterlilies silks in  'Antique Rose'  which is not quite the colour I thought it would be  :(
A bit too dark and with greys in .... never mind it will be OK when fin ished, but it does mean I will now have to go out and buy some different cotton fabric to make the actual box up in as the pieces I had are not going to go well with this shadde of thread ..... but here it is so far ....


I have also been keeping an eye on my little garden .... I had three bags of potatoes growing nicely, but came downstairs one morning to find that big fat black slugs had stripped the leaves off all of them and were still munching away !!  Took care of them with the secateurs !!  But thought that with no leaves left the potatoes would be no good and stop growing.... luckily it was almost time to dig them up anyway, so tipped out one bag to see if I had any and found loads !!  same with other bags ...

9 comments:

Gillie said...

Gorgeous spuds and she's going to love the box!

Mouse said...

ooooo spuds :) yummmm and the box looks lovely too .. love mouse xxxx

Val said...

Thanks ladies x

Thoeria said...

Love the stitching! And your potatoes look yummy! :)

Sheilasembroidery said...

I love lifting my new potatoes we are still eating the first tub full and there are more ready to lift. I love that colour of silk hope you can find some fabbie to go with it. Do you want light or dark, I might have a piece that will do.
Sheila

Val said...

Hi Sheila - not too dark if you have any to spare - if not it will be a trip to Dainty Fabrics at Washington ... x

mdgtjulie said...

Love the box top you're working on. It's lovely! Sorry the color wasn't what you expected. There is always some variation when you buy online. The pics, their camera, your monitor, who knows what makes the difference... Glad you got lots of potatoes. What will you do with them all?

Val said...

Have already eaten most of them Julie lol x

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, my goodness. Potato soup and potatoes with steak and pot roast and and and...