Monday, 17 December 2012

IHSW- A little bit of everything weekend

This is my first entry into IHSW and yes I feel like a Hermit, I've been so busy trying to finish items for Christmas and preparing new projects for the New Year, I realised I hadn't stepped foot outside the house all weekend.                                                                                                                                           Firstly I managed to complete the following Candlewick cushion top.  One of the many designs by Sandi Lush, there was only a small amount of quilting left to do, only the piping and back to sort out.  I really love working colonial knots  I find working them so relaxing.

My second project was to do more on the Town Mandala but only managed a few of the gold back stitches, I don''t think I will see this complete for a looooong time. I have so much rattling around my head I can't give it the concentration it needs.

I managed to complete the following Christmas tree decoration which is for my sisters tree.
I bought the Mountmellick embroidery book a few weeks ago, something I really want to learn, I didn't get time to start sewing but I did manage to prepare the fabric and trace the leaves which are practise leaves for some of the stitches.  Hope to make a start on this in the New Year.
And last but not least a little bit of leather tooling work.  This is a joint project which Mr C and myself completed today.  The belt is a Christmas gift and a new dog collar of Oscar our granddaughters puppy.
Well that only leaves the housework but that's another day
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.


LynCC said...

Oh, My!!! That candlewicking is beautiful :)

Terri said...

I signed on cause I loved the quilts you showed... but now I see you are a Rennaissance Woman who can do lots of different things... and so well! Thanks for sharing it all.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

You go, girl! You really accomplished a lot this past weekend! Lovely candlewicking, and I love the beaded star!

Kate said...

Very impressive!! Love it all! any tips for leather working you can share?