Sunday, 28 September 2014

hardanger

I'm a bit late this month talking about September's Needlequest challenge, but I am joining in this month! The theme for the month in "Autumn" and I immediately knew what I wanted to do.

A year ago I posted my last update on Mabel Figworthy's Fancies Song of the Weather SAL which was a Hardanger sew along I was doing.  You can find links to the previous months at the bottom of the page if you want to look.  I'd got as far as August, keeping up each month, but then I got really ill and this was one of the things to be put by the wayside.


Here's my completed block for September, the first month of autumn.  It features couched borders, Rhodes hearts, eyelet blocks and some simple wrapped bars.  I had high hopes of also doing October and November to complete the Autumn months, but this frustrated me so much I didn't get it done.  When I was working on this last year, I loved it and enjoyed most of the stitches.  I don't know what went wrong this time but every stitch was frustrating.


Here's September with July and August, completed over a year ago.  I'm making two panels with a 2 x 3 layout and will be adding a Hardanger sashing when I've done.  If I don't throw it out the window before then!  Wish me luck in not abandoning it for another year...



10 comments:

Sandra :) said...

It's very pretty! I hate working on projects that have gone awry - I tend to put them in solitary confinement (aka out of sight, out of mind) until I can gird my loins and actually get cracking on them :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so pretty! Good luck :D

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Don't throw it out the window! It's lovely!!! If I stop a project, for whatever reason, I find it ever so hard to return to it at a later date.

Jane Galley said...

They do look good though, maybe the next block will be different,and you'll have regained the flow

margaret said...

thanks for sharing your hardanger very nice and it has reminded me that last year when I saw some you had done I purchased the patterns must get to work on them soon!!! maybe catch up with you. Hardanger has always been my favourite form of embroidery but since I got the quilting bug it has been sadly neglected

ukcitycrafter said...

I'm pleased to see this again as I love it! It's worth all the effort you're putting in to it.

quirkyhannah said...

That's lovely! Sorry to hear about the frustrations though hopefully when you work on the next it will become easier. Think we all have projects like that.

Rachel said...

I hope you get your enthusiasm back - it's a pretty piece, and hardanger is an intriguing technique.

Chrissie said...

Looking very pretty, keep going, it will be worth it in the end. xcx

Sheryl S. said...

This is a beautiful design Wendy, just the sort of needlework I like to do. The colour is lovely and the couched border very original.