Wednesday, 23 December 2015

WIPW - Don't They Look Good Together?

For the (probably) last Work In Progress Wednesday report of the year I can report on some progress on the Pile 'em On and the completion of the Chicken Scratch project.

Pile 'em On
Here I worked the Half Rhodes Stitch in various colours and the Norwich Stitch in light grey. Both were easy and fun, and had they been worked on real canvas they would have looked much neater.

Chicken Scratch
I completed the central band of stitches on the Chicken Scratch cushion. (Excuse the blurred photo).
Then I made it into a cushion. I added lace at the shorter ends so that it would look good next to the charming cushion my friend Jacquie Harvey once made for me. Don't they look good together!

Season's Greetings to you all.

15 comments:

  1. wishing you and the family a happy Christmas Queenie. Your pile em high is coming along well an the cushion is lovely

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    1. Dear Margaret,
      Thank you for your kind comment; the Pile 'em On is indeed growing in height. Even the latest Canvas stitches are 3D!
      All the best for a blissful Christmas.

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  2. Wonderful! They do look great together!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. I was so fortunate to have a reel of lace similar to the one on the smaller cushion.
      Have a great white holiday. No snow in sight in Tokyo!

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  3. Pile 'em On looks amazing! I love the colors together and the various stitches are lovely. Your chicken scratch pillow is darling. I am going to have to pick up some gingham next year and try it out. The two pillows look fantastic together! What a beautiful finish.

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    1. Thank you, Renee!
      SOME of the Canvas stitches are fun and easy to make, others are stressful!
      Please DO try Chicken Scratch embroidery - the result is quite fascinating as the colours of the checked fabric changes so.
      Wishing you the very best for the holidays.

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  4. Wow! that Chicken scratch look wonderful make into a cushion. Now you have wetted my appetite to see the the pile em on finished. Merry Xmas.

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    1. Thank you!
      YOU have made such cute Chicken Scratch projects for the Kid's workshops.
      Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

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  5. Your cushions are lovely. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, too. The cushions look quite Christmassy together with other red, white and green interior goods.

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  6. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Embroidery/Handicraft Year

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    1. Tack det samma! Jag hoppas att du får en fin fortsättning på julen och ett gott slut innan nyår. Här i Japan är nu julen över, och vi har fullt upp med storstädning och stök innan vår stora nyårshelg.

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    2. Ja ni har ett viktigt firande vid nyåret.Idag har vi riktigt njutit av stillheten efter 2 dagar med massor av arbete men också mycket glädje.Nu har jag t o m hunnit sticka lite och hunnit läsa en del.Yngre sonen lagade middag till oss då vi igår firade 36-årig bröllopsdaf och i morgon firar vi honom på hans 28-årsdag.Till veckan skall jag brodera lite på ett litet projekt om nu bara tiden räcöer till för det.
      www.textilejoy.blogspot.se

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  7. Fabulous cushion, just right with your friend's gift. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  8. lovely cushion. I love your work. the lace looks beautiful!

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