Cross Stitch, Finishes, The Drawn Thread, Works in Progress


The needles have been flying tonight – although to be honest there really wasn’t much stitching left to do on this one.  Tonight I managed to put the final stitches into Boo!  My absolute favourite part of this piece is the wee scissor fob – I love, love, love it!!  I need to wait for my sewing machine before I can do the finishing on this one, but I’m taking an extra two days off work after Easter, so perhaps I can get my machine back before then and have a mini finishing frenzy 🙂

Drawn Thread-Boo Scissor Pocket and Fob
“Boo! Scissor Keeper and Fob” by The Drawn Thread
stitched on 36ct Sand Edinburgh linen
with recommended NPI Silk threads (with the exception of black,
which I substituted with a Hand Dyed Fibers silk)

Drawn Thread-Boo Scissor Pocket and Fob

Drawn Thread-Boo Scissor Pocket and Fob

Before I called it a night tonight, I also started a new ornie, only ‘cos it was sitting here all kitted up in my bedroom, laying on top of a pile of books … so I figure it was as good a time as any to finally get it stitched up and out of the way!  It’s supposed to be stitched with 1 strand of DMC 501, but to be honest I wasn’t thrilled with the coverage whatsoever, so I went back into my bedroom and rummaged through my silk piles … and ended up using a skein of Premium Hand Dyed Fibers silk called “Jewel Weed” which is almost identical to 501 but much, much thicker … personally I think it was a great choice, and I’m enjoying seeing this come together – I guess this will take me a couple of nights to complete this week, then I need to start thinking of what project to start next.

I have to admit I’ve really been enjoying having a bunch of small finishes – after having a bit of a ‘dry spell’, it’s been great seeing that finishing pile start to build up again over the last two months 🙂

Of course there’s still one more finish to show you, but it still hasn’t been received by my recipient yet, so I can’t share yet … geez I wish the postman would hurry up, though, ‘cos I want to share! 😛

9 thoughts on “Crikey!!!”

  1. My goodness, girl! I stop in to catch up and find that you’ve been stitching like a woman possessed! Great work; everything is lovely, as always. Your work is meticulous and you take such beautiful photos. I hope that you do get your sewing machine back in time to do some finishing and dig into your ever-growing pile. BTW, you have to tell us the name of the design of the new ornie you started, puh-lease.

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