Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Embroidery design 10 - Running stitch practice

Hello all

I am happy to share the free design for this month.  I am satisfied that atleast I was able to make it atleast in the last few hours of this month.   This month it's a simple design with only stems and leaves.  I wanted to try kantha embroidery.  As a trial I included the running stitch in this design and the leaves are stitched with my favorite leaf stitch.  I have worked this design in a raw silk kind of material.  Over to the design.

A close up

Now on to the pattern.

Stitches used
Stem - Running stitch ( 3 strands)
Leaves - Leaf stitch ( 2 strands)

Threads used -Anchor embroidery thread
Stem -  150
Leaves - 185

Hope all of you like this pattern.  If any one of u tried this pattern do send me a picture.  I will display it in this page.

The design for the next month is all worked and the pattern is also ready.  Will come up with that soon. Till then, Have a happy time with needle and thread.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hexagon crochet and Mega cross stitch update

Hello all

Happy to do a blog post today.  Hexagons in crochet always attracts me.  Last year I have done a baby blanket out of solid hexagons.  This time I have tried starburst hexagon pattern and I started making more.  For each round I changed colors and though it has so many odd ends to weave in, I liked the way it turned out.  I have made a small runner out of those hexagons. And I have displayed it in my dining table.  

I followed the pattern from here.  I joined on the go and weaved in the ends. Making a cushion cover is also in the queue with this pattern.

Next comes the update on my mega cross stitch project harmony.  I have completed one more page and a part of a small puppy is seen now.  It is very cute. 



Everyday I am trying to put 100 stitches in this but sometimes other projects take its priority.  I am trying to concentrate on one project at a time but my mind wanders here and there.  What about you? Do you stick to one at a time or more than one.  Do let me know in the comments.

This year I have started a quilting project but in between my sewing went to a sleepy mode since the stitches were irregular. Last month I have repaired it and have done some more blocks.  Will be showing it in my next post. 

Till then Have a happy time with your needle n thread.