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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Works in progress

I don't have anything finished to show you this week so thought I'd better show you some of the pieces I'm currently working on. Yes, that's right, ... some! I know!

I don't know about you but I sometimes have periods when I'm feeling a bit down and unable to settle to anything and that's when I dip into my sketchbooks and pattern books and delve into the corners of my mind to see what might inspire me to pick up a needle and thread. It's not that I'm not already working on things of course - just that none of them are quite what I want to do at that time. And so I start on something new.

I'm not admitting to how many of these started and unfinished projects I currently have in my workbasket but here are a few of them.

First of all, this is going to be a new bag. The idea behind this project was to use up all the odds and ends of tapestry wool that I have left over from previous projects - hence the jumble of colours. The front is all finished

and the back will be mainly diagonal stripes. But the stripes are more boring to stitch than the hearts were - so slow progress is being made on this at the moment.

 Now, I want you to meet Magda. Magda is a new project which has grown quickly. I spotted the pattern, which was intended for bobbin lace, at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in November and fell instantly in love with her. I just knew that she'd be perfect in needlelace so here she is. Her hat, which has been worked separately, has a red silk ribbon around the crown. She'll soon be finished as I work on her a little each day.

This crocheted afghan has been in progress for a long time but I finally got around to stitching together some of the many hexagons I've crocheted - a twist on the traditional granny square blanket and it will be very cosy in the cold winter evenings ... if I can just get it finished.

In and amongst all this I'm working on some hem-stitched napkins for my daughter. I'd hoped to have them finished as a Christmas present but I obviously didn't start work on them soon enough and they're taking far longer to stitch than I'd anticipated, but at least she'll have a 'down payment' on the set of six that I've promised her.

And last but by no means least, here's a photo of Willow taking his afternoon nap on the silk comforter on my bed.


  1. the bag is amazing, lots and lots of stitching in that, you are certainly busy with all your projects

  2. Hi Judith
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for taking the time to leave a lovely comment - Love your Needle lace lady -she's great :)