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Little Stitches.

Posted on | May 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Lovely to be back. I really missed being able to check in on all that has been happening.

Really disappointed with the lack of service from Telstra – phone still not sorted out after 11 days!

I have been making the most of my time with quilts and embroideries. I decided to get on the band wagon and start the stitcheries by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse in her book, Tis The Season. They are gorgeous little stitcheries and very quick and easy to complete.

I have chosen to use a Cottage Garden thread called Running Postman ( love that!). It varies in colour from a pinkish red through to a pinkish brown. I have also strayed from the colours in the sample. I am looking at including greens and having a red to match the thread.

I have also been trying out a different type of needle. I have always used an embroidery needle but recently have been encouraged to try a longer quilt basting needle.  After only a short while I have found it very easy to use and it seems to give me a lot more control over my stitches. It doesn’t suit everyone but I am always prepared to try new ideas and see for myself.

3 Responses to Little Stitches.

  • Val says: The blocks look great. The little mice look very cute. I must experiment with different needles. I will have to look at what is available in the quilt shop. Good to see you back up.
  • Sunnybec says: That looks lovely, I haven't touched my stitchery for a few days now, think it's because the days are getting longer so not sitting in front of the TV as much!! I've never heard of Cottage Garden Thread.
  • Ivory Spring says: This is sooooo adorable! Thanks for stopping by. I always love hearing from you. :)
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