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Monday, 25 February 2013

Crazy Quilting

The Yahoo group I belong to has started doing a Stitch-Along (sal).  The first month was a pincushion and scissor fob.  The second month was a crazy quilting heart...
I've had a go at putting a block together before but just couldn't get the hang of it.  This time I succeeded and this heart is the result.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Bit of Embroidery

It's quite a while since I settled down to my embroidery.  This last couple of weeks I did quite a bit.  This pincushion is stitched with my favourite embroidery subject - lavender.  The stems were done with whipped running stitch and the flowers with bullion knots.  I was going to put a stitched, covered button in the middle but wanted to get it finished, for such a small project it took a long time.  I love bullion knots but I'm quite slow at them.