Saturday, 20 January 2018

Works in progress - a feltie and New York

I had a little spare time at the weekend and, instead of painting or decorating as usual, I actually sat down and did a little crafting.  Not much, but a bit!

I was sent this book to review on my blog and I finally made a start.  I'm working on one of the projects.  I've only got as far as cutting out the pieces, but it's a start, and it's a nice in-front-of-the-tv project.  Can you guess what it is?

I can't remember if I've shown this before.  This is a Satsuma Street design.  Most of what you see was stitched by my mum.  We both loved New York and both bought a copy of this pattern.  I hadn't got round to starting mine, but mum did.  She fully kitted it too, so I have everything to hand.  I've probably added about an hour's worth of stitching to this piece so far, just filling in some blank spaces.  It came in the hoop but I think I'll have to swap it for Q-snaps as I keep losing the tension - my main bugbear with hoops (and yes, the inner ring is bound).

Watch out for some progress soon!


underatopazsky said...

Tantalising - it's got Pikachu ears!!

Rachel said...

If you bind the outer hoop as well, you might find the tension is better maintained. But to be honest, use whatever you find works!

Christine B. said...

Love the cross stitch of New York and so nice that you are finishing off projects started by your mum.... such a special piece of work to have when you are finished. Christine x

D1-D2 said...

That looks like a cute book. I always wanted to try sewing one of those fabric stuff animals, there are some really cute patterns online.
It's nice that you're finishing your mum's piece :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Hmmm the feltie looks interesting! Looking forward to seeing what it is! I'm no good at guessing... the cross stitch is looking great - I admire your patience! xx

Julie Nyanyo said...

That embroidery is going to be amazing when it's finished - that looks like a lot of work right there! I love a good "while I binge watch some tv" type project.

FlashinScissors said...

No, can’t guess, but it looks like it will be very cute!
New York is looking great! I’ve seen another blogging friend stitching Pretty little London from the satsuma series ..... they are all very sweet and pretty colours! Shame you are having trouble with the frame. I have a few circular frames and generally just remover the fabric and put it back again.
Hope you are well!
Barbara xx

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

The animals are fun and that New York piece is going to be great :)

floresita said...

Lovely cross-stitch! Thank you for leaving a comment on Feeling Stitchy and sharing your blog with us!