Phew – it’s taken me a couple of weeks to recover, get the house back in some sort of order and enjoy some me time. It was very kind of people to check I was OK and yes I’m fine.
I’ve been making progress on the Lady Eleanor Shawl which has become my take everywhere project and is a pleasure to work on.
I know there are some of you out there that may find the next section unpalatable – I make no apologies. I am proud and will not be ashamed. As well as being a knitter I do embroidery. Those of you who have been hanging around here for a while will know that originally that was the main focus of my attention and it is only more recently that knitting has taken over. Those of a nervous disposition who just ‘don’t get it’ may look away now – for the rest of you………………….
Last year my friend Colly bought me the beautiful November Topaz Fairie. I have never done a Mirabilia design before but she is a beauty and November is my birthday month so it was a wonderful gift.
Two weeks ago just as life was getting back to normal I decided to make a start – this is my progress to date……………………
She is a delight to stitch – the use of shading is subtle but adds a wonderful dimension. The colours are beautiful, charming and simply gorgeous. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a piece of cross stitch with no speciality stitches (about 5 years I think) and I’m really enjoying it.
There are a lot, and I mean a lot (almost £50 worth) of beads on this piece. I’ve got them on special order from the Stitchers Garden in Harrogate. The ones that have arrived are beautiful colours so I know they will really add beauty to the piece.
Unfortunately I have a slight injury at the moment and my right hand looks like this….
It will be fine in a couple of weeks, I’ve got tendonitis from bad computer mouse posture!!!! I’ve found that I can’t knit but can stitch – I stitch using both hands with the frame on a stand so there is very little my right hand (which is at the back of the piece) needs to do. Maybe I could embroider the splint and make it look prettier!!!!
Coming soon………………………………….the BAP that is the Embroidered Village Bag Project.