Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Quilled cards, Needlepoint blocks

For this teachers day I have made two quilled cards for my kids teachers.  I have made it simple and managed to do an envelope for it with the help of the youtube tutorials.  I used a paper thicker than A4 paper.  I am not sure whether it is cardstock.  They are here:

Also, I have completed two more blocks in the needlepoint sampler.

Mosaic Stitch
Learned the stitch from here.  Worked the stitch along with some variations like diagonal mosaic st, framed mosaic st, Reverse mosaic and mosaic st along with tent st.

Smyrna Cross stitch
Learned the stitch from here.

The sampler till now.  After completing three more rows I will be making this piece into a small mat.  What color should I use for framing all the blocks?  I thought of doing it in black.  Suggestions are welcome.

In this post I thought of showing u my stash but not able to photograph it.  So I will be back with a post about my stash soon.  Till then, Happy quilling and happy embroidering.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Embroidered Verse and a big new start

I always wanted to stitch verses from the bible to hang it on my walls.  Stiched two already.  And sometime back I came across these cute verses which are going to be made into a quilt.  Immediately I have downloaded all the block.  Totally 9 blocks one block a month from here.  You can go to there and can find all the blocks(Keys to contentment BOM)  for free. I have finished the first block.  I am not going to make it into a quilt.  Instead I am going to stitch three blocks one by one and make it into a rectangular piece of wall hanging.  Hope my idea will work out.  I am planning to finish it within this year end.

One more reason for selecting this BOM is the verses selected are very meaningful and if we follow these we will be content in our life.  Now over to the first block.

Long time back I have saved the chart for the below picture from gransstitchniche.   The char is named as Harmony. Some how collected the threads and have started doing that.  It is a chart with nearly 45 pages with a total of 144664 cross stitches.  

So far I have completed one page of the chart nearly 3300 stitches.  It took me 32 hrs to finish this much.  Everyday I have decided to stitch 100 stitches.  The progress so far is.....

It is not possible for me to start this project from the middle as every other projects.  Because it is a project of size 31 x 25 inches.  So I have started from the top left.  So many color changes for each and every block.  But I enjoy doing it.  Will be back with the progress after finishing of the second page.  

I have some new stash to show you, hopefully in the next post along with the needlepoint sampler blocks.  Till then, Happy embroidering and happy cross stitching.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pleated crochet skirt and squares

Last year I have crocheted a skirt for my niece and I have used the same pattern again to crochet one for my friends daughter who is two years old..  It is pleated crocheted skirt and the pattern is from here.  The skirt measures 18" around waist and 9" length.  I have used 4 ply yarn for this project.  Have a look at the skirt.  

Two crocheted squares

Odyssey 12 inch square
The link is here.

Popcorn parade square
The link is here.

My shadow work saree is over and I have kept it for a sale in my church and the money is going for missionaries.  I made a stall in the sale with my hand made items and happy that all the items have been sold.  I am happy that thru this I have contributed some amount for a good cause and the time spend during my free time is useful.  

Have some crochet finishes and will show one by one in my coming posts.  Till then, do watch my space and happy crocheting.