Friday, 10 February 2017

Barbara from The Flashing Scissors 2017 #2

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!

Rosebud, from a pattern by Jane Greenoff.

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! 

Rosebud, from a Jane Greenoff pattern.

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!

Barbara x


Kaisievic said...

Barbara, lovely, lovely stitching and your new hoop stand is awesome - I am sure that you are going to get lots of use out of it.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Kaye.
I do have quite a few projects in mind for it!

Barbara x

CathieJ said...

I have a similar cross-stitch hoop. Now my shoulder is bothering me. Too much stitching. Your stitching is very pretty.

Rachel said...

Great progress! And a great new gadget!

I need to find a good hands free holder for my larger Qsnap projects because holding those while stitching is torture if I do it too long.

Please show off your tote bag when it's finished. You can't have too many bags when it comes to yarn :)

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Cathie!
I am very sorry to hear about the condition of your hand and shoulder. It must be so difficult for you to continue with your sewing, which I know you love so much, I find it so varied and fascinating to see when I visit your blog.
Barbara x

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you Rachel.
I do hope you find a holder soon for your project, we don't want you injured and unable to stitch!
My little tote bag is not quite finished, but I will share as soon as I am able! Thank you for your interest, and I can assure you I can't stop thinking up yet more bags I "need" to make! Tee, hee!
Barbara x

Khristine Doiron said...

So pretty! You made great progress! And it is always nice to find ways to make your stitching more enjoyable :)

Meari said...

I have a sitting hoop just like that. Your stitching looks great.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you, Khristine!
Ahhhh, yes! These gadgets are certainly making it more fun!
Barbara x

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you, Meari!

Barbara x

Brigitte said...

This little wreath is so lovely, Barbara, and you made good progress on it. Good that you found this hoop and it works fine for you.