Saturday, November 23, 2013

catching up with projects

 Yesterday I had some treatment on my knee and while I was waiting for the surgery I did quite a lot of stitching.  My sewing room is cluttered with partly done work or sample pieces I have done in the past. 


I have a stall at a christmas market soon so I am trying to finish things off.  This little piece with french knots on silk will make a pretty  button or hair clip. 





This second piece is a needlebook.  Hand dyed cotton fabric with silk ribbon, beads, sequins and embroidery.
 I will line it with green felt to hold the needles.

There is batting between the fabric and the felt to give it a softer feel.  


 

The last item is silk ribbon on calico over a self covered button.

It just needs some metallic threads to finish it off.



I am always so happy to finish things that have sat around for a while.

4 comments:

FLOWER FRIEND said...

Join the club Dian. At least you have a deadline to aim for which is good.
Take care of yourself.
Kim

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Loving those French knots. xox

margaret said...

good to see you kept yourself busy whilst waiting for your treatment, trust it all went well and the knee is feeling better. The needle case is gong to be beautiful.French knots and the ribbon button also looking good

JennyPennyPoppy said...

That's a lot of french knots! Looking very colourful. Your silk ribbon embroidery is looking very nice and will make a wonderful cover for a needlebook and the button is beautifully done!