All of the hand stitching has been done but I need to get the sewing machine out now and stitch it all together. Its where it kind of went off track as it is so thick so need to get another foot for my machine.. which has been sent for so I am not quite finished really .. still here are some photos for you to look at for now ...
Also putting together a sewing case as well for stitching on the go and thought you might like to have a bit of a peak at that so far as well.
The S stands for Sarah and for Sewing so it really was a great thing to stitch to it. It is temporary stitched as I have an A the same for Andrew.... now I thought that would be fabulous on a cushion you see. I think I have another S so I am going to sort through the box these things are kept it. If I find one suitable and that I can change over then its not to bad to unpick, if not I just fill in the stitching .... When it is all stitched up I am going to attempt a little video of me turning the pages in it when its filled with bits ... Hurry up foot for machine!
Now what else do you need in my kind of needle keep .. well you need needles so I have done a page for Embroidery, Sharps, Beading and applique .... All on hand made felt pages ...
Then of course there is stuff! yes you know what I mean .. stuff. As yet unknown but needs a place.
Finally there is a page for pins, safety and quilting and applique. The book would have been far to
thick to have individual pages for them all so pins had to share ....
Some of the embroidery is onto the felt and some is on scraps of vintage fabric stitched onto the felt.. which happily covers the stitching on to the felt on the other side..
I have been doing little flowers and French knots and stitch a tiny shell on to the pin page as it had a tiny little hole either side and I managed to get a thin need through it.
There are bits of lace hand stitched on as you can see from the Embroidery needle page and it will look pretty when it is all together in a rather primitive way which is what I was looking for rather than formal..
I did not want a place for embroidery scissors as that will have a place in my sewing case and until I
am on the move they have a dear little glass jar on my desk where they sit until in use here in my stitchery room.
It is a dear little antique suitcase probably a children's one and in very good condition. I have started to pimp it to my taste with mixed media pieces, ribbon, old paper, lace, buttons and all sorts of treasure to make it unique to me. The stitchery case on the go...
As you can see I am having lots of fun and will be taking a course on it this year... yes it may not be at our home because of space but I am thinking of hiring somewhere lovely to take some courses here on the Jurassic Coast line .... There will be some on embroidery and slow stitching and some with mixed media as well ....
It is my own design and there of course will be some words embroidered as well..
Oh I must just tell you as I am typing this I just happened to look out of the window and what should catch my eye but a magpie hanging off of the guttering and looking in at me! before I could get my camera he flew off .. I am now wondering how long he was staring at me wondering when I would stop mucking around in here and start cooking bacon!! Honestly not spoilt at all are they... his face was a picture ..
Today I am off to see my Mum and I am picking her up and taking her to my Sisters for lunch. She will love it and wanders about with some knowledge of where she is, she does in both our homes. We will all have lunch together and my Sister will take her back and I will come back here and continue sewing.
So today is a bit disjointed in a way but Mum is feeling lots better so a trip out will do us all good. I have been terribly worried and to be able to take her for lunch in a atmosphere she knows and loves is great medicine for all of us actually.
Well that is it for today as I have lots to do before heading out to get my Mum ... a few slow stitches need to be stitched and of course bacon bits to cook before there is a riot in the garden..
Have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching! XX