Sunday, October 8, 2017

First October Stitch Along Check-in

I can finally show the needlepoint case I designed and stitched as a gift. This one is the size of a cosmetic bag, bigger than the little cases I usually make that comfortably hold credit cards or coins. I made this for my sister who is a knitter. She's already put it to use storing some of her circular needles. :- )


I used a font from the menu in my computer and then did my best to replicate the ribbing effect the stitch pattern would produce in knitting for the border. I didn't think those corners would turn out as well as they did. At the time I couldn't keep the math straight in my head (or on paper!) to clearly see how it was going to look in the end. I'm pleased with the results, and so is my sister! 

The other needlework I've been focused on are the caravans I've been embroidering to fill my version of The Sketchbook Project. This trailer hasn't been touched since our last check in.


I finally decided to just start work on another caravan, one that has been in my head for some time.


It's a cute little trailer. I actually had a couple of ways I could have directed this one. In the end it turned into a 1960's flower power caravan instead of a mobile surfer's shack. ;-)


I put a beaded curtain on the inside of the door and a lava lamp on the table under the window.


It only took me two days, start to finish, to complete this one. Hopefully I will now be able to go back and finish the other trailer. If not, I guess I'll just start another one!

There's a big bunch of us now in this stitch along group. Not everyone has progress to post every three weeks but having others to hold us accountable helps to keep us on track. We're also all over the map, from Europe to Australia. I haven't been very good about getting all the way around to see everyone's work but I assure you it's worth the effort. There's some wonderful and impressive work being done by...



13 comments:

  1. Love the flower power caravan :-)

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  2. What a lovely bag for a knitting friend! And it’s good to hear it is being out to good use.
    I love your caravans and this one is no exception! A very happy piece.

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  3. Love that hippy caravan! The lava lamp made me chuckle!

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  4. Love the circular needle case :-) Very pretty embroidery too!

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  5. Your pouch is great. I really like your caravans too.

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  6. 1960's, peace movements, the symbol, it is lovely. And a case for circular needles, that is so needed for a knitter. She will love it.

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  7. Oh, I love this caravan, and the lava lamp and bead curtain are just wonderful... and the knitter's case is lovely too.

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  8. Oh my goodness that 60s flower power van is adorable!

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  9. I can see why your sister liked the case! And that Hippie caravan.....it´s a beauty!!!!

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  10. ooh that caravan on yellow fabric is so cool!

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  11. Your caravans are so cute!! It will be fun to see them altogether when they are done. The knitting pouch for your sister is really nice!

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  12. Keep those ideas for those little caravans coming - they're so cute.

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  13. A very pretty hippy van, very late 60s. The other one you are doing looks far more sleek and modern reminding me of a spaceship or a submarine.

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