Saturday, 20 March 2010

Friday night sew in

A little while ago I won a giveaway on Judy's blog and she sent me some DMC linen threads and charts.  All the charts are cross stitch rose heart garlands.  I thought I'd stitch them all and then make them into a quilt.  I started one which is done in one colour, but I need to get some more thread to complete it.  This is the second one I started.
I thought I'd work on this for the Friday night sew in.  Last night I did the smallest rose at the top and the green leaves.  I didn't get as much done as I expected as Friday night sew turned into Friday night cuddle in.  DS2 wanted a cuddle and I couldn't say no.

This is the first time that I have used linen threads.  They are not as strong as the cotton threads, so you need to use shorter lengths to prevent them wearing out and snapping.  They give a different look too, not so shiney, but I like it.  Thanks Judy, for giving me the opportunity to try something different.




12 comments:

Terry said...

Hi your sticherie is very delicate. Is the ground cloth linen as well as the thread.
I was just getting up here in Australia for Sat as you were cuddeling or stitching.

Terry

maggi said...

Lovely design and I like your idea of using it in a quilt.

Miriam said...

It looks wonderful, and the idea of a quilt is fantastic. But a lot of work!

Rudee said...

It's hard to knit linen, too. It looks nice knit up, but oh so hard to get it done.

This is looking very pretty, Jane.

zetor said...

Lovely stitching. I haven't used linen threads either, but they seem to give an 'antique' look to the piece , they work very well.

karen said...

this is lovely Jane. I bought some linen threads and found them very weak, yet they are really appealing. I will just have to keep them for 'looking at'!

karen said...

this is lovely Jane. I bought some linen threads and found them very weak, yet they are really appealing. I will just have to keep them for 'looking at'!

karen said...

this is lovely Jane. I bought some linen threads and found them very weak, yet they are really appealing. I will just have to keep them for 'looking at'!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is really pretty.....I used to cross stitch but my eyes are so bad now....I think it is bifocal time.....It looks like you had a great Friday night sew in....I did too!

Frou said...

Really lovely work, I haven't used the linens yet, but these look great.

Serena said...

That looks so pretty....lovely work!

Karan said...

Very pretty, will make a lovely quilt. Haven't tried these threads yet - will remember your recommendation though. :0)