Monday, 20 July 2015

Lavender lady

Sachets..


Every lady is hand sewn, and the skirt part is filled with lavender.  I, myself love the lingering fragrance of lavender in my closet.






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Learning embroidery....
In this piece, so far I have learnt; double knot stitch and coral stitch.... 


For, certain stitches instructions does indicate to work from right to left; being left handed I do find bit difficult. After practicing from right to left, I tried and copied it to left to right which I think worked alright.

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On crochet... 
I have named this project Left-hander's left over blanket.. It too is coming along , and is on hold for the moment, as I have used up most the left overs. 




Thank you for stopping by today,

till next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Learning Embroidery..


Here is my completed piece..


I am pleased with my effort. I also see the places I could have done better. I was bit short of one of the green floss, and had to substitute with another green (in her dress). I think the difference does not appear to be too prominent.





I am continuing with my embroidery lessons ..there is a new project already planned.

Thank you for stopping by today,

till next time,
xxx
Gaia

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


I have made bit more progress in my chain stitch piece.. ..

I usually don't get to do much embroidery after work as it does require fine stitching, and night lighting is hard for my eyes (even with glasses). I mostly do these types of work during day light. So, it has got limited to the weekends.


Crochet

It looks like that my crochet hook does not seem to catch a break.. I thought after the last project I would take break from crocheting, but it was not to happen.  Here's beginning of something new...with all the odds and ends that I have accumulated  since I started to learn crochet; which was just over 2 years ago.

For the past two years I have been buying yarn from the thrift store; often they are either half used, almost used or on a lucky day full. There are also lots of colours which have not made into any projects and I am trying to use them all  too. I am surprised at my collection of left-overs from left-overs :)




Free maple leaf tutorial is from this blog;http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.ca/2014/08/how-to-crochet-maple-leaf.html





HAPPY CANADA DAY !! to all  my fellow Canadians..


Thank you for taking time to have a peek,

till next time,
xxx,
Gaia