Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Stitching

Are you stitching along with Helen's Stitched Sundays?
I have been doing them, they're just a little something to stitch at night time to keep me happy. Plus I'm keeping an eye out for pointers that will help me improve.
Here's mine so far
I used pellon on the back, gives a slight puffy result.
My thread choices were a bit plain so I brightened up the backstitch one
and I'm halfway through the stem stitch project.

I've just finished my Tis The Season quilt
Lucy had to investigate to make sure I trimmed all those loose threads back. I think she's happy.

My sewing room is a bit chilly at the moment so I don't get much machine work done during these winter months but I've promised myself the next project on the machine is to assemble my Gardner's Journal top and I think it'll be a quilting by hand job unless I send it out to be done professionally!

22 comments:

Sarah said...

Looking good Jo - yes I am watching as well... always can learn something...

Lovely to see Lucy!

Ummm not long for another special day ha?

shez said...

lovely job Jo your stitching looks very even

Lorraine said...

Nice finish with the TTS quilt....glad it passed inspection! Helen's samplers are cute...!

Kerryanne English said...

All lovely Jo. You need a heater in your sewing space, so you can keep on sewing through winter.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Melinda said...

The quilt looks beautiful. Red is a nice colour for winter I think.

Maree: said...

Congrats on your TTS Finish your Quilt looks Lovely...
I'm nearly there too..
cheers

Handmade by Mai said...

Do you need to improve your stitching?????? But we can always learn don't we? Your quilt is very nice.

Kris said...

Hand quilting your GJ sounds lovely, especially at the moment. I'd love to be under a quilt right now!

Pauline said...

they look beautiful Jo...love your quilt hanging..nice colours..its cute isnt it?

Isabella said...

Thats a great pic of Lucy you just have to do a page of that one :)
Stitching looks good too LOL

Vicki said...

I do believe that we have seen those backstitch flowers before, Jo!!! Your TIS looks great, well done:)

Annie said...

Your TTS looks lovely Jo - well done. I'm tagging along the Sunday stitching too....taught myself, so am sure to pick up lots of tips.

Sue Pickwell said...

Looks great, lovely work, I like your colours. If you sew fast you might keep warm in your space...
I see your dog likes to inspect your work as well!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I haven't had time to stitch them, but I've been enjoying all the lessons and it's fun to see what others are doing. It's so generous and fun of Helen to offer this!
xx, shell

Lynda said...

TTS is beautiful Jo - love the pinks and reds together. Lucy is a cutie.

DAWNIE said...

Hi Jo you Tis the season quilt is just lovely. And of course your stitcheries from Stitch sundays look great as well. Good luck with the Gardener's journal particularly if you do the hand quilting, but I bet you give in and have it done professionally done as I know you are always temped with the "next" project in line!!! I did and am so happy with mine.

Vicki ♥ said...

Your stitching is looking fab Jo and I do love your Lucy :)Your TIS quilt looks really good :) hugs Vicki

wonderwoman said...

your stitching looks spot on and your quilt is just gorgeous!


xxx

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Jo! "TTS is looking fabulous, I am sure you are very pleased with it indeed, well done! Now to get ready for the next project...
A little friendly birdie says you have a birthday coming up, so very BIG Happy Birthday wishes coming your way, I hope you have a super day!

KaHolly said...

There's a time for working at the machine, and a time for handwork. I've been keeping up with Helen's Stitched Sundays, too. I've already learned quite a lot! What fun! ~karen

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your stitching and your TTS-SAL. Can't wait to get mine all stitched together.

Chookyblue...... said...

love your Tis the Season........thanks for being part of the SAL...........

good to hear your getting back the to GJ now......lol.........