I’ve made a good bit of progress this time.
I had to take a few breaks from things like quilting and joining blocks, and the embroidery was the perfect way to do that and get something useful done at the same time.
Here’s where were last time:
And here’s the latest progress.
There’s a mistake in there, but it’s minor and I’m not sufficiently worried about it to do any frogging. I’m simply going to adjust the design slightly to make it look ‘on purpose’ 🙂
As always, the others in the group are working on fabulous projects which you can see by clicking on the links below. We’re in different time zones and post at different times on the same day, but if there’s nothing new there the first time you check, it’ll be well worth your while going back for a second look.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Jess, Sue,
Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret,
Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Wendy,
Mary Margaret, Timothy
See you next time, on 16th July.
Great progress. Can’t wait to see next month.
Thanks! I’ll hope to have the other big block finished, although I don’t think I’ll have time to make a start on the two side pieces.
Beautiful Kate, a lovely balance between complexity and crisp, clean lines.
That’s one of the things I love about single colour pieces; it’s all about the lines!
I don’t see any mistakes. I like this design a great deal.
There’s a small section which is out of alignment by one stitch….
Those are required in every work of art. That makes them PERFECT. 🙂
Or, as my mother used to say: “De perfectie is voor de Lieve Heer”, meaning I shouldn’t aspire to absolute perfection. I try and get close, though!
I’m with you, I try to make sure everything is a good as I can possibly make it, then I let it go out into the world.
Exactly! Even our handwork ‘children’ have to make their own mistakes!
I love the motif you’ve finished, it’s great
I do too, it’s lovely and curly and elegant!
Thanks! I loved the one that’s done, the one that’s halfway through is trickier…
Mistakes are what give a piece character and make it unique. Looking good to me.
Thank you – and at least it’s not an error that pokes you in the eye!
Just zoomed in on the last photo and having a marvel at the amount of stitches involved. Is there a reason you have had to leave the quilting projects aside?
Mostly it was severe grumpiness at yet another set of bloody fingers where I stuck pins in myself while joining big sections of the quilt together. I find the best thing there is just to walk away and calm down, especially where I have long seams to join! Also, there were other calls on my time: household affairs, visiting friends to be entertained, etc.
All very good reasons 😉
only you know where the mistake was, and you’ll not notice it as the piece grows.
If you haven’t spotted it by now, you never will 🙂
Thank you! I’m enjoying these larger sections a lot.
This is looking lovely! I’ve tried to spot the mistake, and even after reading the comments can’t see it, only you need to know!
That’s good, then! I’m pleased with how it’s coming along, and although I may not have as much time to give it next time, I’ll hope to finish that second block.
In Sweden we have a province named Dalarna and they are famous for a lot of hand crafting and one is black stitches, looking just like your latest flower. I like it very much and your embroidery as well!!
I’ve heard of it! The design here is more based on traditional Hungarian redwork, which is also very similar.
It looks great anyway!!
Thank you 🙂
I think these new motifs are my favorite parts so far! I love the crispness of the black and blue together, so striking.
The one on the right is my favourite!
I am in love with that particular one myself!
It’s looking fabulous. Are you mixing and matching from different charts to make your own unique sampler of is this all from one design?
A bit of both, really. Half of it is from one chart, other bits are imported!
Ooo, I love that vase of flowers! It’s so impressive now that we can see the whole image. Can’t wait to see what that’s going to be next to it!
Yes, that’s my favourite bit! The next block is also pretty, but not as striking.
Oh dear, no; no; no; we never make mistakes. We give our piece an individual touch lol. Much more pleasing.
Or, I did it on purpose to make sure it wasn’t too perfect 🙂
It’s looking lovely and who cares if there’s a slight difference to the original design. You’ve just ‘improved’ it slightly, that’s all 🙂
It’s one stitch out, and if no-one can see it, then no harm done.
Looks fab, I did a sampler years ago where one bit was a stitch out, for years that was all I saw when I looked at it, even though no one else could see it, but suddenly it all blended in and I just enjoy the sampler now
Once I’d made the decision not to frog that bit, I made the decision not to look at it any more. It doesn’t hurt the overall effect and so far no one else has spotted it!
It looking great!
Thank you, I’m pleased with how it’s coming along 🙂