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Monday, 22 September 2008


I have been having a great time stitching in September. This is another Bronwyn Hayes design that I have been wanting to do for ages, but just kept putting it off. I am enjoying the swaps I am doing immensely because I am doing all kinds of things I had only planned to do before! The photo is a little dull because I couldn't wait till day to photograph it. In my pattern book this stitchery is part of a bag, but I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet. When I bought the pattern I planned to make a pastel blue and pink bag. I traced it out last month with the same thought in mind. But on the weekend I suddenly decided to make the stitchery all about monarch butterflies and my colour scheme turned into orange, brown and black. I thought about getting some fabrics that matched the new colour scheme (they are colours I don't generally buy because they don't usually appeal to me. My stash has holes in it colourwise because I tend only to buy fabrics that immediately appeal to me.) and as we travelled home from seeing Miss 16 win an umpiring award (she is so clever!) we drove past a quilting shop that was open and I not only found brown and orange fabric, I also found butterfly fabric. So my decision was made. I'm going the whole monarch butterfly thing! I borrowed a book from the library last week about beading on fabric and decided that this stitchery would be my first experiment in this technique.

So, this is what I am working on. There is also some sewing room tidying happening and some grandson clothes sewing. (He is growing like a weed!) I am also thinking about other stitching projects to fulfill my swap commitments. Stay tuned!!!


Katherine said...

Ooooh... what a lovely stitchery, Kris! Sounds like your colour choice was meant to be with you finding the butterfly fabric. I can't wait to see this project come together. I hope you'll share pics of your beadwork on fabric too.

Rest is not idleness said...

That's looking good Kris, I'm the same, usually only buying colours that appeal (blue, blue and white)
take care

Mary said...

You know I love to bead on fabric! It's my most favorite thing...your beading is lookin' mighty fine. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Cheryl said...

What a great stitchery that is!!!

Sarah said...

OH that is georgeous! YOu are doing such lovely work there...