Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WIPW - French Knots

It's time for a Work In Progress Wednesday report. Actually I have found time to progress more than I expected on the Fruity Cushion. I have even started on some of the French Knots.

Unfortunately, for the next few weeks I will be busy with many other things so the progress will slow down again. No time to visit blogs, either. I am so sorry.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

NHK Partnership quilt for 2016

Finally I have managed to complete the block I will be contributing to the NHK's Partnership Quilt project for the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2016 in January next year. As you might remember the deadline is August 31st. Read more about it here.

The theme is MUSIC and I thought the key harp, so important in Nordic folk music, would be a good way to add a bit of Swedish flavour to a quilt.
Instead of making the fiddly little flag I usually include, I pieced the background in the national colours of Sweden.

I can guarantee that my key harp has many flaws and is a totally unplayable instrument, but it was fun to make!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

WIPW - Minuscule Progress

Work In Progress Wednesday for the last two weeks shows minuscule progress on the

Fruity Cushion
from someone with minuscule amount of free time! I've been super busy with other things.

Friday, 31 July 2015

World Embroidery Day 2015

I have been EXTREMELY busy recently with other things than embroidery. So I did not think I would have much time to stitch yesterday, July 30th, World Embroidery Day. However, I was fortunate!

I had prepared these items for a stumpwork portrait and I thought I would be able to get started on it at any rate, even if I did not finish until much later.

Then by sheer luck a  two-hour-assignment was cancelled and I found myself with enough time to finish the whole portrait. I even mounted it on a piece of cardboard and slipped it into a window card, ready to be sent off to someone's birthday!

I must admit, however, that there aren't a lot of true embroidery stitches on these stumpwork ladies! They are more appliqué than embroidery.

Did you have a good day of embroidery? Did you stitch with others? Will the world have more enthusiastic needleworkers next year?