Monday, 16 March 2009

Another Satisfying Day

The lovely thing about having the house to yourself, you can get up in the morning and get stuck into whatever you want to do with no delays. Makes for a long day.

I managed to find some cards for the decoupage. I used aperture cards. This meant that the first layer of the picture was placed under the aperture and was like a window. I then closed the flap and continued the layers on top.

I did two designs. This one, each layer was turned a quarter turn before attaching. I quite like this effect, but my favourite was the more traditonal view.Here the pieces were all layered on top of each other, giving a feeling of perspective. I ended up doing three like this, and only one with the quarter turns.The next job was just to finish a piece of stitching I had already completed. The cross stitch top is now complete as a pin cushion. I did back the aida with a piece of fabric before attaching the backing. It gave it more structure and would help prevent the stuffing from seeping out.
At this stage, I was going to do the stitching for two biscornus I need to do for exchanges. However, my computer being temperamental, wouldn't let me download the patterns. I am now going to have to go to the library to get them printed. They will now have to wait until later in the week.
I then decided to do this month's section of Alla Turca. I didn't want to get caught out with the end of the month and the release of part four.

This months section was a very quick stitch. So satisfying to be able to stitch for a couple of hours and have it complete. Here is how the complete design looks so far

I have also made a start on the stitching for a pinkeep. However, this will have to remain hidden until it is completed and sent to it's new home.
The knitting progressed last night and the cardigan now has the second front, one complete sleeve and the start of the second. The knitting on this should be finished tonight. Don't you just love knitting baby things, so quick.
Today was going to be my last complete day of non stop stitching. However, a friend has said that they may pop in after work today, so it means I have to do some housework. You might hear me scream later if it turns out they can't come, and I've missed out on a few hours of stitching. The only consolation is that I won't be doing it at the weekend!
















12 comments:

MargB said...

Wow! Too many days like this and you will have nothign left to do! I love your SAL - the single colour crosstitch piece - it is progressing so well.

MargB said...

Blogger should let us see the blog while we are putting comments. I meant to say how much I love the cards.

Annie said...

Is there any craft that you don't do?

Those cards are beautiful. I've never seen anything quite like that.

Cute pin cushion and a good idea to use a backing on the stitching.

Rudee said...

You've been a busy woman. Good for you-it's always good to get a little time for yourself.

Patti said...

WOW oh WOW - cardmaking and stitching. Love them all. Love Patti xxx

Karan said...

More lovely work. Love the 3-D effect on the cards & AT is looking good. Nice pincushion too. :0)

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! I love that last design -- gorgeous! Isn't it nice to have some downtime to devote to the things we love :) I hope your friend made it after all.

paulahewitt said...

i wish everyone would leave me for a weekend. i bet i wouldnt be as poductive as you, though. i like every thing you have done, but partilcurly the x-stitch .

Michelle. said...

The cards are brilliant and the pin cushion is cute!

Andee said...

I have to agree I like the traditional view...they look great though! Very creative!

Terry said...

I love those cards! They're just beautiful! :0)

Elena said...

Love your pin cushion, so cute!
And your cards are so pretty! I love the dimension!