Thursday, 12 January 2017

Kasuti embroidered borders, Needlepoint start, WIP updates

Hi all

Hope all r  doing great with new plans, new dreams and new resolutions.  In my side, though I had a little problem with cough and cold last week, my crafty journey is going on smoothly.  Last year I decided to do some pillow covers before christmas since I had a red dotted fabric in my stash.  I thought of adding a little bit of hand embroidery in it and decided to do embroidery patches and attach to it.  I have done with kasuti embroidery borders in 10ct matty cloth with three strands of anchor embroidery threads.  But I keep on postponing the sewing part and by the time christmas and new year were over.   Till now I didn't feel like taking my sewing machine out of its cover.  So here I am showing only the embroidered borders or patches.  


This weekend I will be sewing this and another pillow cover with a touch of stenciling in it.  I will show it once I finish both.

As I have planned in the beginning of this year, I have started the needlepoint wall hanging kit which was with me for more than 3 years.  Seeing the chart I thought it will be a complicated one, since the chart contains only one fourth of the design.  But after starting it I got the hang of changing the direction of the working piece and continue with the chart which is new to me.  So far the stitching is going on well and I liked it a lot.  Here are the two pictures after the end of day1 and day2 of stitching.



I have some progress in my mega cross stitch project and granny stripe blanket which I have done during Nov and Dec.  
Before

After
One more page to finish the top blocks.  Will try to finish the next page within next month.  This project will again travel with me this year.

Before

After

I have completed one third of the blanket.  only 21 color stripes remaining. Means I have to do 42 rows.  I am strictly doing 2 rows a day and hopefully I will be finishing this project within Feb 10th along with a simple border. When I show this blanket next time mostly it will be a Ta.. da.. post.  

In my next post I will come up with a simple yoke pattern which I have designed with the basic embroidery stitches and the first block of the rainbow SAL 2017.    Till then, Have a happy time with needles , yarns and threads.

6 comments:

  1. You have so many project going at the same time; nice with variation.
    The pillow cases are going to be lovely with the mix of embroidery and polkadot fabric. So nice to see you enjoyed the new embroidery kit, as well as the mega cross stitch. Good luck with the blanket, you certainly have planned how to progress!

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  2. The granny blanket looks gorgeous! Love to see your finished needlework projects soon.

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  3. You are working on some very interesting WIPs. I love the colorful blanket.

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  4. Your embroidered borders are beautiful and you made a good progress on the cross stitch piece too. Your blanket is pretty and colorful:)
    Your 2017 plans are interesting and I look forward to your progress on them.

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  5. These embroidery is very beautiful, Shami! I have not embroidery never. Your new crochet blanket is so beautiful! you are a hard worker and you do many beautiful things. I wish you a happy 2017 full of creativity. A big hug from Catalonia, Shami!

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  6. Happy NewYear Shammi !!! All your projects looks lovely... Have a nice day :)

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