A touch of Autumn in my garden
Autumn is most definitely here in England. My small Japanese Acer on the left with the pink Ixia's peeping through, and the Mahonia in the pic on the right are just a sample of natures rich colours. Isn't mother nature amazing, only a few weeks ago the Mahonia was a dark rich green, and the Acer was a beautiful burgundy copper colour.
Well my faithful followers I haven't really been doing a lot of stitching the past few weeks, especially the week before last, as I had the builders in my kitchen laying down a new floor surface which needed a latex screed spreading all over before laying the final finish. This had to be done over 2 days, so the kitchen was a no go area. It was awful as I had to have most of the kitchen appliances etc in my lounge Ugh!!
However, I did get to make a little key fob from a pattern that I found some time ago on Corinne Leroy's beautiful blog, the pattern can be found here. I used 18ct white hardanger, and DMC 817. The gold chain edging was a piece of gold coloured thread that had been knitted through one of those knitting dolls that children have where the cord comes out through the bottom of the doll.
My~~~Happiness Is~~~ Blocks for patchwork
I have designed a series of Stitcheries, which I hope to be able to sell if they seem to be popular.
Below are a couple which I have stitched up to show you.
I would really like your comments about the stitcheries to enable me to judge whether I should carry on with the project, or give up now.