Well a great day for a little stitching. Thanks to Madame Samm from Sew we quilt for organising this hop and to Jane from Jane's fabrics for being our cheerleader. I must also thank Debbie from Busy as can be and Cyndi from Stitch stitch stitch for the designs we were given, they are beautiful. For this hop we were asked to stitch up one or more of the patterns we were given. Although all the patterns are lovely I chose quite a small one as I wanted to be able to complete the whole project and wasn't sure I could protect my free time enough to take on a larger piece.
The sneak peek I showed you a few days ago looked like this
That wasn't a lot to go on so here is a larger photo
This piece was a very pretty pattern that was perfect for a mug rug or for a tray mat. The backing fabric matches the tea cosy I made for Verity at the weekend and this mat will be going to join the cosy ( although it certainly cheers up my boring tray)
I have also drawn out the house pattern and will be starting that shortly. I learnt to embroider when I was quite young as my mother loved to stitch. She produced beautiful work and I remember lovely embroidered table clothes that decorated our tea table. She had a lot more patience than me and unfortunately although I love to stitch I do not have her skills. I have some of her pieces hanging in my home.
I love this particular piece as it really reminds me of mom. She loved to use a whole range of stitches and was always eager to try new techniques. She loved geometric designs.
Sorry for the glare but it is behind glass. A lot of my stitching is cross stitch but several years ago I completed this little picture that normally hangs on the wall in my bedroom.
I rather like stitching flowers. A final favourite of mine is this one which either needs to be framed or used in some way.
I hoped you enjoyed seeing the pattern I stitched for this hop and also some of my mothers embroidery and some of my older pieces. Now you need to hop over to the other ladies taking part today.
THURSDAY March 21st
Janice@ That Other Blog
Angela@ That Other Blog
Have a good day and I hope it includes some stitching.