March 22, 2016

Suz: Spring!

Well, according to the calendar, spring has arrived. Someone ought to have a wee chat with the weather about that because it's still stuck in winter. We had a few snow flurries yesterday with more snow in the forecast over the next few days.........grumble......
I've been stitching a little on the wrapping cloth piece.

3 pretty lace flowers were added to the top of a small pocket with buttonhole stitch.

French knots fill the openings in two of the layered prairie points, their flaps held open with bullion knots.

3 shell sequins are attached and joined with bullion knots.

another pocket edged in buttonhole lace.
The lazy daisy half-flower on the left echoes the flowered fabric

another look

Now that all the edges have been buttonhole stitched, this wrapping cloth piece is now finished.
This next piece has been tacked and is awaiting embellishment with thread and needle. I love that strip of lace running along the width of  the broderie anglais, repeating the look of open eyes.........
The large piece of wild fabric is a pocket.

Work on the Crewel Piece continues. Flower number 2 shows a little progress. Each little shape is layered satin stitch, so it takes a bit of time to embroider.

a bit of a closer look

I need to use a magnifier and bright light to see clearly enough to stitch such small sections. It's a bit fiddly, but my hope is that it'll all be worth the effort once it's completed.

I hope your week has been a pleasant and creative one.
Happy Spring!

Hugs from Suz


ladyhawthorne said...

The crewel piece is gorgeous. Satin stitch is time consuming but yours looks great. I love the multi color squares in the new flower.

Debra Lynn Dixon said...

Cute little patchworkish flower. It will be a great focal point in the crewel picture.

Cyra said...

Wow, what a lot of stitching. I wonder how many wrapping cloth pieces you have now?
Love your buttonhole edged pockets, so cute.
The beauty of stitching those little squares on Crewel Piece, Flower 2, is that you can get lots of 'finish goals satisfaction' after completing each little square, lol.
It's a lovely piece.

Moira said...

your work on the crewel piece is wonderful. the colors you are using in it are lovely.

Barbara C said...

Your crewel piece is striking. I've got some old kits stashed in my closet--I've always liked the way crewel stitches look.

cq4fun said...

I'm always amazed at the wp from the beginning to the end photo. You come up with so many interesting things to do to them. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that eyelet lace. Thanks for the close-up on the crewel flower.

Judy S. said...

Your crewel piece is already beautiful! Wonderful stitching. It's always fun to see your progress on the wrapping cloth. Love the touches of color.