Photo by Valie
This is Valie
's version of Sew Sweet
stitched in pretty shades from the AVAS Soie 1003 range. Very beautiful Valie and thank you for allowing me to share this here.
Sew Sweet is still available *here*
or by clicking on the CHARTS button on the sidebar.
Last night was our Stitch-n-Bitch group meeting. Sue brought along her crocheting and I asked her if I could have a go and, although I have not crocheted for many years, it came back to me and here is the African Flower Hexagon I made. It seems a little large for my liking, so I will have another go using perle cotton and a smaller hook - everyone knows how much I like miniature!
We planted up a few pots for the garden last weekend and here are a few, aren't they pretty?
A big thank you to those that left comments on my last post and, now that I know people are reading, if not commenting on my blog, I will continue to post! A few questions arose: Staci
both asked what I do with my practice pieces - I am planning on attaching these and my iStitch models to a separate piece of linen and putting them in one large frame. DonnaTN
asked if I use magnification when stitching on high count fabrics - as long as I have good light and my prescription glasses I can see fine to stitch on 48ct but I do use a magnifier (attached to my Ottlite) for 55ct. My eyesight has actually improved slightly since working on these high counts so maybe it's a case of 'use it or lose it'! Christy
- I purchase Soie Surfine from Atelier196
in France - they have a good selection and give good service. I will be continuing with my designing and Sew Patchwork II will be released over this coming weekend.
I am still awaiting my Gander linen to arrive from Tissage Gander
- I hope it's not too much longer now as I really would like to make a start on Jane Rees
This evening we are going for dinner with our daughter Nicola and her family and she called me to say bring my swim suit as the hot tub has been fixed so you can guess where I will be later.
Thank you for visting
Labels: iStitch Designs, Sew Sweet