Last Friday night I stitched a few projects!
I worked on a small Tote bag for me - for my knitting - which I am aiming to write about soon over at my place! I had wanted to finish the bag as a "Friday Finish", but when I realised I had totally missed the target I picked up this Rosebud pattern again.
This was where I started again this year:
"Rosebud" - from Jane Greenoff's book -
"55 Country Cross Stitch Charts"
Once again, I've been tempted by another gadget ..... which is now helping me to stitch a tiny bit quicker!
Previously I had been using a basic circular hoop, but I found gripping the frame, and turning it back and forth as I stitched, was making my hands and wrists hurt!
I'm really pleased with this new hoop (I expect most of you will have seen one before). It is attached to its own stand, and is the type you place on your seat, and sit upon ..... then hence have both hands free, which makes such a difference ..... the frame turns back and forth easily (but not too easily!) when needed, as one pushes the needle through the fabric!
Since my previous post I've finished the blue flowers, and started stitching the leaves around them, and made some progress on the leafy area above the rose!
Are you joining in with Jo's "Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop"?
During the week I've been working on my project for the hop, which I can't share yet, of course ..... (for details about Jo's blog hop click HERE). I had meant to post this sooner, but Jo needed to receive our photos today, and I only just made it!!!!! so I didn't have time for blogging this week.
I'm looking forward to seeing who is joining in at the Blog Hop on Tuesday! See you there!
Happy Stitching everyone!