Sunday, December 30, 2007

Be still my beating heart!

My christmas present to myself this year was this pair of beautiful shuttles. They are from the shuttle shop.
My first project with them was Sadie's heart from Teri Dusenbury's site, and it has proved quite a complicated pattern, I have had to restart twice and even now there are a couple of mistakes I have ignored. Originally it was for a colleague who retires on the 31st January and who collects hearts, but I think I will have to start again. I'm not sure about my choice of thread, perhaps a solid colour would be less distracting?
Edit: I am posting the finished heart.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This is the cork board, where I usually pin up my finished work, I think I will have to start a new one!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Two more bits...

I decided to see how it would look if I made three more squares, and it worked quite mistake right at the end where I ran out of thread just on the last corner and then forgot to join the ring. Ends not hidden yet.
The snowflake is from the german book, and was designed to fit around an easter egg, but as soon as I saw it I wanted to do it in blue and yellow, I'm not sure why.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Grubby snowflake

This motif is meant to be a snowflake, following what seems to be a seasonal theme in many blogs at the moment. I ought to wash it, because tatting by the stove, and fighting kittens has meant it has become rather grubby in certain places!
The pattern is again from the german book, and I am wondering now if it is actually a star...oh well.