The first Friday in November (really?) and another enjoyable time stitching with friends around the world.
Thank you Cherryl for hosting it yet again, you are a star!
So what was I doing doing?
I resurrected a wool embroidery for a cushion, which I started a year ago and which was lingering in the corner of my room. It is interesting how, when the weather gets cooler, we gravitate towards something warmer to stitch. That said, it has actually been quite warm for the the time of year, be it wet and windy, quite horrid the last couple of days. Sitting indoors with some stitching has been absolutely the best place to be.
The design comes from this book by
I love this book, I wish I had the time to make more of the projects in it.
I made a mistake right at the start (this is my first wool embroidery) by marking the whole design on the wool felt I am working with.
Live and learn - it just doesn't stay there, most of it rubs away while stitching. The thing to do, obviously, is to mark only the outline; the details later, as and when working it.
I finished the central motif,
and I started working on a flower further down the design.
If you want to know what the others got up to on Friday,
just visit Cherryl's blog by clicking on her name at the top of this post.