The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day here in the United States. It just so happens it's also been three weeks since our last stitch along check in. Hardly seems possible! In this SAL everyone works on their own project over a wide range of needlework techniques and styles. We have a rather large group now, pretty much around the world. 😊
I have to say that I haven't touched the dish towel I'd been reporting on for the last few check-ins.
Instead I've been doing some stitching in conjunction with a group on Facebook started up by Tilly Rose, the author of Stitched Memories. Some of it has been simple samples of basic stitches. But I've also started the cover for a new needle book using her techniques. This involves foundation piecing - by hand - and raw edges. Both are a stretch for me.
She recommends stitching on wool, but she has ready access to woven wool fabrics. I used a scrap of cotton batting. It's not ideal. The thicker perle cottons tend to pull the batting through to the surface. You see, this has also been an exercise in using threads I've collected but rarely used.
I'm eyeballing all my stitches, no marking. This is no easy feat for a Perfectionist!
Had to get my skull and crossbones in. 😉 Very soon this will be trimmed to size, lined, and felt pages stitched in place.
I've also made this little stitching helper, Flora Belle Bunny:
She was another project led by Tilly, originally meant to be a pincushion. I can't bear to stick pins or needles into animals so I turned my bunny into a stitcher's pocket. Mine is also a lop-ear bunny whereas most of the others had stand-up ears. She's made out of a mystery fabric someone gave me some time ago. It turned out to be perfect for this project as it was lovely to embroider on.
We're welcoming back Helen to the group this time around. To see what everyone has been working on just click on their names below. Enjoy the eye candy!
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy,
Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley,Megan, Deborah,
MaryMargaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne,
Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura,Cathie, Linda, Sherrie, Helen