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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Leanne Beasley's Doilies


I planned to sew for Mother's day. Instead I napped. I am still pottering around in my sewing room sorting and organising - finding homes for those things that have never had homes before. I am very happy with how it is all going. I have been stitching (I guess when I say "sew" I mean using my sewing machine and "stitching" means hand sewing!). I actually managed to finish my stitching project from inspired stitches on Sunday night (wonders will never cease!). I enjoyed stitching it so much that I managed to stitch a round doily yesterday and am planning to stitch another as well. Then I will turn them into doilies. Being at inspired stitches was invaluable because Leanne sat down with us and showed us how she puts her doilies together with a ric rac edge. Hopefully mine will look as pretty as hers after watching her! We are going away later this week so I guess the sewing machine will be idle for even longer! Hand stitching rules!!!


15 comments:

Mary said...

where are you traveling to?

Rest is not idleness said...

I'm still pottering around in my sewing room finding places for things and discovering things I had forgotten about (gulp) I managed to get a bit of stitching done as well, I'm the same as you - if it's by machine it's sewing and by hand it's stitching. I'm finding stitching easier nowadays as it's so portable.
Pip

Amanda said...

You have been very busy. Can't say that my doilie has got any further to busy trying to finish a few other projects first and starting a few more lol

Anonymous said...

Gosh those look good...

Sarah (ifonlyihadchocolate)

Lorraine said...

I have only two words for you miss Rosemary Hill.....show off......LOL I have finished the stitchery but haven't made the doiley yet.....have a safe trip!!

Deb said...

Those doily patterns are lovely Kris, you have been busy.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Such a pretty design! The ric rac edging sounds like the perfect finishing touch.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you have done well great progress.......they look great........

quiltygal said...

Well some people are just too clever for their own good!!! Mind you if you want to see something amazing ..I sent my patterns to my friend in Sweden because she is a big Leanne Beasley fan she received them on Thursday & by sat the first one was up on her blog!!go have a look its
http://tildasfriends.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

Lovely stitchery, Kris. I love the dotty fabric you're using. Such a pretty idea. Safe travels and happy stitching!

MissyMack said...

You have been busy Kris! They look lovely, and I just love that spotty fabric!

Maree said...

These are really Pretty aren't they & I Love your background fabric ...Nice.!
cheers

Kate said...

Those doilies are going to look great!

Polka Dot Daze said...

I think they are going to look stunning. I love the red you have chosen. Oh and of course the polka dots...

Bird Bath said...

this is coming along very nicely...I have just discovered the happiness of hand stitching. I'm curious about how you transfered the pattern onto the fabric. Is this a special pen, and where could I find one?