May 14, 2013

Patricia A LittleLace an Little Stitching

Well, another Tuesday Reveal...........I have done a little stitching, then took a fall so didn't get to finish what I was working on.......maybe Thurs.  I'll feel like stitching!  I am posting pictures that I have to date.

I do have a question for anyone.......I purchased some new threads but having difficulty threading my needle what or how do you deal with this problem.  The green I used under my flower is sort of a stretchy knit about 1/4" wide, I ended up braiding it then sewn in down.

Thanks for any suggestions.


Debra Spincic said...

I fold a tiny piece of paper in half, slip the thread inside and then push the paper through the eye of the needle.

cq4fun said...

I do what Deb does with yarns and thicker threads. Needle threaders don't last with this stuff much beyond the paper threaders! And paper is cheaper. =) However, I like what you did, and I usually am tempted to do the couching myself, because most of the needles with big enough eyes don't have a sharp enough point for me! If it's too much work, I won't do it, and I know it. Your block looks good. I wasn't sure about that daisy piece before, but with the green braid couched down under it, I really like it now!

Suztats said...

This is coming along very nicely, Pat. I like the half-buttonhole circles.

Judy S. said...

Love that silkie! I've not tried the folded paper technique but have used the flossing dealies to get threads through beads.

ladyhawthorne said...

Your block is wonderful so far!
I hope you get to feeling better quickly and please do be careful. I fell outside a couple of years ago and sat in the rain until someone heard me yelling for help to get up, sprained my ankle and pulled a tendon.

Stiching4fun said...

Thank You for your comments!

I use the paper too but was curious if any of you had different ideas.

I guess if it is okay next month I will work on a UFO that I started at least 8 years ago. It is embroidery, I call it Southern Belle as she has the big skirt n parasol. I 'm not sure or remember how many I have as I was planning on making quilt.


Suztats said...

Southern Belle sounds like fun! I remember an iron-on stencil of a lady in a billowing gown, bonnet and with a parasol. I wonder if it's the same?

Stiching4fun said...

When I find the one that is done I'll post it. :>) the secret is finding it.


Cyra said...

Well done on the stitching and plaiting Pat, but NOT so well done on injuring yourself.
When I have a needle and thread that I just cannot thread...... I pass it to my son to do for me, lol. Young eyes are the best, hahaha.