'Little Stitches' is a great book for beginners like me because it not only has explanations of equipment, thread types, fabric and stitches in the front, but then it has projects to make (with 2 different embroidery pattern options) in the middle. For each pattern design she lists what colour and how many strands of thread will be needed. Very helpful. The patterns are at the back along with the clever extra bonus iron-on transfers in the very back.
So I packed the book, some floss, some linen, two hoops and my cute needle book. (I never knew that embroidery needles had longer eyes until I read the 'Embroidery Basics' section in the book).
I chose to do the snow globe on some pale blue linen. I had a bit of trouble with my french knot snowflakes but not much else.
I think we are going to turn them into Christmas tree decorations. Next Duncan wants to do the Empire State Building needle book.
Things have really slowed down since Friday. I have been tweaking the house instead.
This Week's Stats
Completed projects - 6 Halloween Pillowcases
Currently in progress -
- embroidery snowglobe
- 'Say Cheese' polaroid mini blocks - 10 more to do
Yet to start - 4 Liberty Pillowcases
- QCA Bee block for October
- Wombat Stew House Block for Jane
- Mystery Quilt back
- Katie Jump Kites - ready to baste
On Hold projects - Sherbert Dreams Quilt
- Craftsy BOMs from June, August and September
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