Wednesday, 3 February 2016

WIPW - Pockets of Time

Many of my daily chores keep me away from the computer so blogging has been very limited. Luckily I have been able to find pockets of time for needlework and have added the following stitches to my

Pile 'em On


 Left column from the top:                                                        Right column from the top:
Woven Cross Stitch                                                                  Broad Cross Stitch
Tweed Stitch                                                                             Gate Stitch
Goblin Stitch                                                                             Eastern Stitch

I pulled these Eastern stitches too much, but they were fun to make. Eastern Stitch was included in the TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) project and this is what I wrote about it two years ago.

In the middle are the stitches in white that my mother made many years ago. When I found this UFO of hers, I tried to complete it, but my tension is totally different from hers. Instead I started working my Canvas stitch sampler around her work.

I have already started on some new Canvas stitches so next week's WIPW report will contain a number of new ones.

I have also started work on the Hanging Hina Dolls for this year. Watch this space as they are coming up soon!

19 comments:

  1. I love the pulled stitches of your mothers UFO. And how nice of you to complete it in your way!

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    1. I just hope she does not mind me adding a totally different look to her table runner (I think that is what it was supposed to be).

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  2. Nice progress! How special that your mother worked on this first.

    I've been very busy lately and I understand the "pockets of time" concept. Sometimes I feel like the pockets are only as big as a ten yen coin, but I hope to get back to a regular routine in the near future.

    I look forward to seeing the Hanging Hina Dolls this year.

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    1. I think my pockets can only house a ONE yen coin! Yesterday I worked non-stop until I stooped into bed, it is hard to be the substitute for three other people!

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  3. Your stitches are a great match with your mother's stitches. I like watching your progress.

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    1. Thank you for those words. I am happy if they look good together as I know I would not have been able to complete her half finished stitches.

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  4. The sampler looks great. How good to have Mother/Daughter work on one piece of fabric. I had thought the white to be your work. It is impressive.
    I checked out the Eastern stitch tute, which I'd forgotten.

    I'm soon to start a sampler for pulled work. Fingers crossed for some success.

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    1. Pulled work is such a good 'let off steam' technique. You can pull and yank as much as you like, anyway if you want a rough look. I included a lot of pulled stitches in the flames of Pile 'em On. Maybe I'd better show a picture of the entire piece next time to show the progress.

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  5. Beautiful stitches, I enjoy seeing your progress. How wonderful to have some of your mother's work. The hanging Hina dolls are amazing, I'll stay tuned for more.

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    1. I have plenty of Mum's needlework items, and luckily most of them are completed things. They are a joy to use.

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  6. how lovely that you are adding to what Mum had done years ago, looking so good

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  7. I remember trying to match knit or crochet stitches to finish mother's work and that was the trickiest part of the task.

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    1. Oh, I know exactly what you mean! I have never been able to take over someone else's knitting or crochet project, and I have plenty of bed linen lace UFOs...

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  8. Lovely work. I actually did some embroidery today too for the first for ages, mine was just running stitch unlike your more intricate work.

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    1. Any action where a needle and thread goes through fabric or paper is a lovely thing! I've just made this years Hina doll ornaments and it was fun to stitch through some stiff and tough kimono silk again.

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  9. I love this more every time you share it. Beautiful additions!

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