Well, things are still progressing slowly, very slowly, on this piece! But I’m glad to report that I am almost at the half way mark! It is all getting a little boring isn’t it, I need to just get on with it!
A couple of extra branches have been completed (I really should have been able to finish them!). And then it is just the contemplation of how to finish the two really large branches that reach across the design.
After taking it out of the hoop and having a look at the whole thing, I really do like the little bit of sparkle. So maybe that will finish it off nicely!
And those two grey leaves still bother me – I think they will definately need to be changed to white ones!
I seem to be changing the way I have stitched the same elements as I go on too. At this stage I’m not too worried about it, but I will need to decide long term what I really think about it.
Apologies for the number of creases in the fabric – you can certainly see where I have been moving the hoop around!
20 thoughts on “Anne’s Orchard Clutch – and almost halfway!”
Your work looks gorgeous. Is it your design?
Thanks, Daisy! It is a fabric that was designed by ‘Anne’s Orchard’. She does mostly beaded work, but I really loved this more embroidered piece. The idea is that you stitch it in whatever way you would like, with as much or as little embellishment as you like. So a little bit of my design, and a little of someone elses!
I so enjoy watching your progress on this purse. It makes me want to work on my green Ann’s Orchard bag. I have this blue one as well, but it’s going to be a while before I start on it.
Thanks, Margaret. I can’t wait to see yours – you will no doubt do a lot better than I have! I think I need to stop picking up projects I started years ago as I get so frustrated in the changes to my stitching! It is fun working out what stitches to put where. And then, of course, working out what my ‘made up’ stitches are so I can replicate! I look forward to seeing yours!
That’s a lot more progress than I managed, Catherine.
Thanks, Deborah. It is your summer – I’m sure you have a lot of other things going on!
Regarding the way you’ve changed your stitching of some of the elements – you could either see it as evidence of how your style has developed, or simply say that you are “adding interest”!
I like the idea of ‘adding interest’! What a great way to think about it!
I just love how you turn this pattern into your own design — I’m excited to see how you finish this out!
Thanks, Sunny, it is a nice piece to stitch up.
I like this embroidery and I´m glad you are working on it! I´m looking forward to see the finished result!
Thanks so much, Gun!
It’s beautiful, I love the calm colours
Thanks, Margaret. I love the blue and white, I’m just thinking a little sparkle will add something to it.
This looks fabulous!
Wow! Way to go, hitting the halfway mark. It looks fabulous! You do such beautiful embroidery.
Thanks so much, Renee!
Great post, the design is really looking nice.
Thanks so much!