Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring? and Plans

Mother Nature was doing spring cleaning, and she found...some leftover winter.


To answer Elmsley Rose's question - yes, there is another project planned. This is what it looks like now:


(You're right, it doesn't look like anything - at this stage it is just bits of ironed cloth. It has been at this stage a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get ready to do the next bit...I seem to not like the orderly preparation stage, and I expect I will progress much more rapidly once I get to the fun part.)

Of course, there are lots of other things I could work on, instead - here is a peek into one of my new drawer units (a lot of organizing happened in January) - one collection of unfinished embroidery things:


Unfinished projects are truly a lot more inspiring when they are in a drawer, easily accessible, rather than stacked in small boxes and baskets, which always end up under things or in another box.

And lastly, soon I hope to write the long-planned post, which has to do with this item (now finished, but that picture is for the "real" post):


Oh, and P.S. Monday I was looking at Sharon B's blog Pin Tangle and this time I feel compelled to do Take a Stitch Tuesday, even though I'll be over three months late starting. It will get me to test out all those stitches I've read about but never tried, and make samples like I've been kinda wanting to.

And that REALLY is it. I need to go to bed. Good night!

3 comments:

Elmsley Rose said...

A mysterious pile of linen!

I'd love to do TAST - just don't where I'd get the stitching time. People can be wonderfully inventive with the given stitches - I enjoy looking at their interpretations/pieces very much. I'd love to see what you do.

Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou for the sweet comment on my blog....
I've made a new friend up in Brisbane - advantage - we can talk by phone. I'm teaching her Elizabethan embroidery (embroidery full stop) from the ground up. As in "you need #10 needles, some silk dupion and some DMC strands, here is how you get a strand from a thread, here is how you do satin stitch, now practise doing these shapes" which is a lot of fun. Good for pulling things together for me too. Thinking that I'll blog it as a series later on.
The Thistle is well, and happy :-) And I haven't strangled Tommy, after he kissed me awake after 3 hours sleep, coz he *thought* his food bowl was empty (it wasn't), and now i can't get back to sleep. Oh well.

Laura said...

Embroidery from the beginning - ambitious and fun!

Silly kitty. "I can't check the food dish until I have loves."

P.S. Not a pile of linen - a pile of silk scraps I purchased at a quilt show a few years ago. A vendor who makes artsy jackets and things out of mostly handwoven SE Asian textiles was selling her scraps. You could choose your own, and everything you could wedge into the bag was yours for $6. Delightful bits and pieces!