Saturday, 28 March 2009

Slow and Steady

I was hoping to get the sewing machine out today, but it didn't happen. I did quite a bit of baking this morning, so the sewing machine will have to wait until tomorrow. In spite of that, today has been fairly productive.

I have finally finished my first pin keep, but I can't show you until it has reached Ireland. Gaynor and I decided we would be each other's guinea pig for our first pin keeps. Gaynor's arrived yesterday and was here waiting for me when we came home.It is beautiful and I now have it up on display. I love the butterfly embellishment.

The next project was some more decoupage cards. This time, I used square white cards with a linen texture.
I made each of these cards differently, the pattern being placed at a different angle on each one.

It wasn't until I was looking back at the photos that the patterns really stood out to me.


This was the last of the sunrise pictures I had to use.
After the cards, I did some more cross stitching on the LK friendship piece. I'll post a picture of the progress tomorrow.
I managed to get all the buttons attached to the completed cardigans, so that was another good job done. I should manage to complete the hood on the jacket tonight. I am now onto the decrease rows so they are getting quicker to knit.


12 comments:

Ginnie said...

Lovely decoupage cards, the sunset one is very effective. Great pinkeep from Gaynor too.

Sue said...

That is a gorgeous pinkeep. I have the same design as a little cushion in my lounge. Your cards are striking. You did a fantastic job on them. It gave me a reminder to make some Easter cards!

Ro said...

Those cards are stunning. Well done.

Patty said...

Those cards are amazing! And, the pinkeep is cute. I can't wait to see yours. Was it difficult to make?

Gaynor said...

I am glad you like it..done worry I wont dissect yours when they come..I know how to make them now lol..and the one I did dissect I put back together lol

All the best!

Miss Nancy said...

Love the cards...Sunset is my fave. The pinkeep is too cute...wow, you stay busy!

Patti said...

Love the cards as per and the pinkeep is just great and can't wait to see what you stitched. Love Patti xxx

zetor said...

Can I see you jumping up and down. Cambridge will be back to win next year, lol!!!!

Sandy's Cross Stitch said...

I love what you have done, those pictures are wonderful.

Elena said...

Pinkeep is so beautiful! I love the butterfly you added too!
And your decoupage cards are stunning!

zetor said...

Lovely work I really like the cards. Hope the jam went well, I'm making another batch at the moment.

Karan said...

Gorgeous pin keep. Love those cards too - very effective. :0)