I was originally going to post a piccie once I’d got my latest project entirely finished, but it’s been slow going so I thought I’d post a progress piccie instead. This is the first time I’ve ever tried doing nun’s stitch, and I’m amazed at how slooooooowly that wee stitch goes … can’t say I’m a huge fan, although it looks OK. I still have to add the little bead eyes and do a broad chain stitch across the centre fold line – then I have to do the little separate name label before putting it all together … and being ‘finishing challenged’, I’m going goggle-eyed reading the instructions already – hopefully it will all slot into place once I have the actual finished articles and lining etc in front of me! This is “Bumble the Bee’s Wax Pocket” kit by Moss Creek Designs … I just love the little bee 😀 I wasn’t so fond, however, by the over-one stitching hmmm.
In fact, seeing as I’m not a great over-one fan, I’m definitely getting plenty of experience with my current/future projects … this one, plus the Bordeaux Sampler (all the verses plus the next band has oodles of over-one grapes), and the Lavender Rose Sewing Case (next on my list of smalls to stitch, seeing as I missed the SAL) … I’m either going to enjoy over-one more after all that practice, or detest it further … only time will tell …
And seeing as it’s almost Friday, I can finally post a progress piccie of the Bordeaux Sampler with my start of band number 2 … I haven’t touched this since coming home from Hong Kong, so I caught up a bit by putting 4 hours into it earlier in the week – and it’s time to get it back into a regular stitching slot each week. I’m looking forward to seeing Carol’s progress too 😀
Other than that, I have another mail art to be done as the original one went AWOL … have to admit, this is definitely not a stitching highlight for the week 😦
I do have to admit to a slight lapse off the Wagon last week too – just realised I’d forgotten to post a public announcement of my lapse, as well as a piccie of my spoils … Ashleigh was selling off a bundle of her stash on Ebay, and I’ve been dying to try some of the Periwinkle Promises little cushion kits, so I couldn’t resist trying some at a reasonable price to see if I like them … and after receiving them, I think I see more of them arriving on my doorstep in the future … after I’ve been on the Wagon a bit longer 😉
Now it’s off to bed for the night after a very inactive day … mind you, I can see the lounge room floor again, so I obviously got a bit of housework done today ;P
10 thoughts on “WIP updates”
I think both your projects look great. Love the pattern with the bee. 😀 And more stash is always a good thing. 😀
Your Bordeaux Sampler looks fantastic. I need to get some fabric so that I can stitch this one too.
The Moss Creek design is lovely, I haven’t seen that one before. Nice stash from Ashleigh too!
LOL – don’t get too excited, you have done about 4x more than I have on Part II. Maybe I can get a little done at work tomorrow before I bring it home for an update picture.
Just love your bumble the bee! I had to look at the bigger picture because the wings look soo cool, then I noticed how neat the stitching is on the body!
Too cool! I had never seen this one before, thanks for showing it!
that bee looks like it is about to fly off the fabric – it looks awsome.
Love your little bee project. How cute is that? I’m jealous of your new Periwinkle Promises stash! They are great kits. Enjoy!
Your progress on both pieces is wonderful. I love the wine sampler:)
Your WIP pieces look great Anne. Love the bee…….
Your little bee is fantastic, Anne! Over one stitching may not be your favorite, but you sure do it well. 😀
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