Stitching on the clutch
It’s been a while since I’ve put any stitches in on ‘Anne’s Orchard’ Clutch. Too long given it’s meant to be a project in current rotation! But I still seem to be struggling to juggle working full time and all my stitching projects. As I said last time, I think part of the problem is actually the number of projects I have on the go at the moment! I will have to re-focus myself in the new year.
Just a few stitches
To avoid another ‘pass’, I did spend a little bit of time this afternoon stitching the clutch. In quite a short amount of time, I managed to finish one flower, and start the final one on the first side of the clutch. I’m continually amazed at how much progress can be made in a short period with this piece! Perhaps if this becomes a summer holiday project some serious progress will be made.
So hopefully you can tell the difference?
It’s minor I grant you, but at least it is a little bit of progress! Now I need to work out what colour to stitch the remaining leaves. The first three were stitched with one white and two pale grey. I’m thinking since the remaining four are pairs, maybe all white? I also need to work out how I stitched one of the branches with leaves. It looks like an odd variation on whipped backstitch – sometimes woven perhaps?!! I’m not sure what exactly was going through my mind at that point, but even if it is a completely made up stitch, it is quite effective with the slightly metallic thread. So if I can replicate it I will be happy.
Join the others!
Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! I’m sure the others have been much more studious than I have. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Avis, and she will give you all the details.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Deborah, Connie and Clare
See you in three weeks for the next SAL update. It is just before Christmas – what a scary thought!
And in the mean time, it’s time for me to finish up some Christmas decorations…