30 June 2006

Version 2 - finished!!!

Well, finished this one and both look a lot better after a brief acquintance with the iron!!!

29 June 2006

And this is version 2 which I started late last night. This is an interesting way of adding beads along the core threads joining to the vsp on the previous round. Might just follow this through with another version. Time will tell!!!!!

Progress on motif # 7

Here's a scan of the finished version number 1 which can be seen being worked in yesterday's post below.

28 June 2006

Latest ideas - motif # 7 (aka suncatcher, snowflake or whatever!)

I'm not entirely sure yet what I shall call this but I'm hoping it will be simple enough for my Christmas 'giveaways'. Time will tell!!! Kept me outa trouble for ages and I'm not sure it's going to work yet!!!

Christmas giveaway (aka motif # 7)

This is what I'm now playing with. Starting from the bottom and working up you will see the progression from

Next round started!

After a very pleasant hour or so on the living room floor I decided to go with the idea of another round. This will sort of represent the sky and will be made in blues, purples and mauve combinations. I'll post another picture when I've got a few motifs done. Meanwhile the next new pattern 'idea' has gone on the back burner!!

27 June 2006

Next round of my garden mat finished!!

Finally got the next round of this mat finished last night. What I really love about this one is that it doesn't need 'blocking' before pressing! I just threw it on the ironing board (WHEN I found it - that's the ironing board) and then (having finally located the iron) threw that on top!! It now measures 19" from 'point to point' and 17" from side to side. Now, do I do another round? Hmmmm, fancy a 'sky' round in blues, purples and mauves. This is proving a good way to use up my stash of 60, 70 and 80 threads. I'm using whatever is in 'the box' and adding a filament type to go with it. The filaments are also lurking in the same box. Great fun deciding which combinations to use next and trying to work out whether there's going to be enough!!

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