Monday, 20 February 2012

Half term and Hardanger

Last week it was half term and a busy week it was what with spending a few days in Wales, at my mum and dad's, in Yorkshire and then back to Wales for the weekend.  Despite all this I managed to get quite a lot of stitching done.

Firstly the Heirloom Wedding Sampler. I had left it with all the Kloster bock set up for the Hardanger.  So armed with 'Basics and Beyond' and  'Fundamentals Made Fancy' by Janice Love I got going on the Woven Bars, Doves Eyes and Picots followed by Divided Wrapped Bars and a Curled V in a Fan.


As you can see I went on to do some partial and full Greek Crosses.



This section is now finished apart from adding three tear drop shaped beads.  In total, this was two days of stitching.  This weekend I was able to make a start on the final section, the floral heart at the top of the design.  This week is a free week on the rotation so I intend to do more work on this, starting with the remaining bullion knot rose.



In spare moments,  and for a change, I managed to get a few more stitches in to Joy to the World.



So last week on the rotation it was Halloween week.  Whilst in Yorkshire for a few days I was able to stitch the Happy Pumpkin Scissor Fob  from Shepherd's Bush. 





I wasn't too happy with the finishing of this, mainly the ribbon edging and how it was done, and I won't be doing any more of those unless I can find a tutorial somewhere that gives better instructions.  So that's my half term round up. I hope you all had a productive stitching week.

10 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely works, Jen. Everything looks good. Grats on the progress.

Shirlee said...

Your projects are beautiful! Blessings, Shirlee

nima said...

wow...so nice to see your beautiful projects...lovely hardanger and gorgeous cross stitcing...

Justflo said...

Beautiful Hardanger what else can you say about it??

Like your Halloween Scissor Keep. Glad to see you are staying seasonal!!!

Happy stitching to you Jen.

grannyanne said...

Great stitching the Hardanger looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Denise said...

Your Hardanger looks beautiful! Great job. I also really like your Joy to the World.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Bekca said...

I love the fob, it's so cute! When I'm doing finishing, I always have to remind myself that practice makes perfect :)
Best wishes.

Blu said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work on the hardanger. It's so incredibly pretty!

Your fob looks great. I've always wondered about that type of ribbon edging. It seems a bit too unstructed for my taste...

Blu said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work on the hardanger. It's so incredibly pretty!

Your fob looks great. I've always wondered about that type of ribbon edging. It seems a bit too unstructed for my taste...

Caramel Pandas said...

Wow that is beautiful...