Friday, 18 July 2014

And now back to some sewing

I used to do a lot of cross stitch but it fell by the wayside when I started patchwork. Just lately, thanks largely to Marina I have been dabbling in some very small projects using just one colour. I found this cute free pattern at The Primitive Hare, and used some linen and thread I bought in Sydney. I don't know how many cute small cushions one person needs, but it's relatively cheap therapy. This is where I'm up to.

The thread is Baked Apple by Weeks Dye Works......it would have to be my favourite shade of red.

It didn't snow here today, but it was certainly very cold and windy. We will be braving the soccer fields tomorrow and then some sewing time I hope.
Susan x

24 comments:

  1. Looking good Susan. I spent tonight trying to teach myself to crochet. I have a loong way to go lol!

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  2. Oh same here Susan.....I really got into cross stitch when in Peel abd gave some lovely Amish ones but they have fallen by the wayside as I entered the world of patchwork and stitchery. I would really love to get back into it! I even bought a chart a little while ago.

    And you cannot gave enough cute pin cushions LOL!

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  3. Really lovely, Susan. I did a ton of cross stitch several years ago as well and seeing your work makes me itchy to pick up a needle again - waaaaaaay too easily distracted :). It will make a beautiful pincushion.

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  4. What a gorgeous design Susan and I love the red thread

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  5. I used to cross stitch all the time, but then it went by the wayside. I've been getting back into it over the past year or so. It's very relaxing, although I can't see well enough to stitch on linen. Love your red!

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  6. Lovely stitching Susan yes I also started off with cross stitch you have inspired me to find a small project,hope the boys have fun at soccer tomorrow and it's not too cold for them,have a great weekend my friend.xx

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  7. Yep you summed that up right - I don't need more quilts either, but its cheaper and more fun then therapy! Love this cross stitch. I gave up cross stitch when I started quilting, but using just one colour has a big appeal.

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  8. Cross stitch is so tiny and neat.... it's going to be beaut...
    Hugz

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  9. Ooh that's nice!!! And so precise too...wow... well done! :)

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  10. a gorgeous pattern, I must nick over and download it.
    Love your vintage red thread it looks lovely.
    You can never have too many little pretty cushions~
    have a lovely weekend

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  11. Lovely Susan....I popped over and had a look at the patterns...Very nice x

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  12. Your cross stitch is looking lovely Susan. I'm like you and used to do a lot of cross stitch until I discovered patchwork.

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  13. A nice change of pace and project. Hope the soccer team had a successful day and that you didn't suffer too much from the cold.

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  14. Cross stitch projects blend so well with quilting projects... I enjoy both, but admittedly need to spend more time on cross stitch. Thanks for the link for the freebie... it's lovely, and I love that red floss as well!

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  15. It's a lovely project, great colour....it is good to get back to some of the other crafts we once did..

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  16. Checking in from on the road in Montana - sweet cross stitch project - the heart and hand image is always close to my soul as that was the name of my quilt shop long ago. Tried cross stitch but my eyes could not stay steady!

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  17. Very pretty cross stitch! I as well used to do a lot of cross stitching before I started quilting!

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  19. I still do love the look of cross-stitch

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  20. Don't you just love the names is the Weeks Dye Works threads? Lovely project. Cross stitch can be slow progress but very therapeutic

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