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Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.
Monday, May 25, 2015
"Rose Woolen Blanket and Paris Stitch-along."
This woolen blanket has been a UFO for quite a few years. I had made a start on the machine embroideries and left it at that.
I think the problem was I was nervous every time I was embroidering it. I was still nervous last week when the machine was sewing the extra designs that are from the designer Sue Box..
So instead of doing the embroidering straight onto the fabric. I decided to find some rose quotes and embroider them onto rose fabric.
I even put some hearts on the back of the blanketing along with a label. These were made smaller and placed behind the hearts on the front. These were a bit of a test run when it came to choosing thread colours. As the blanketing is quite thick I was able to blanket stitch around the edges and the thread didn't show up on the other side. I chose some calico fabric for the binding.
I recently joined in a Cross Stitch-along that is being run by Kat. There were several different designs to choose from. I chose the Eiffel Tower.This is part one.