Friday, 17 March 2017

Embroidered Yoke - 2

I am here with another simple embroidered yoke along with its pattern.  Last month I was stitching some straight stitch samples and then the idea for the yoke came. I used a simple straight stitch called Diamond Eyelet stitch and back stitch and the yoke is done.  Now on to the embroidered yoke.



Before doing the back stitch.

The pattern


Stitches used: 
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My WIP involves cutting and sewing Half square triangles.

Also I am making a good progress in my Mega cross stitch project.  Will come back with the granny stripe blanket Ta da post next time.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle and thread.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Kasuti Embroidered yoke, EPP

Hi all 
Thanks for all your encouraging comments on my kutch work bag.  I have some completed projects to blog about.  But feeling lazy to edit the photos and write a post.  But today I have decided not to be lazy that too at the beginning of the week and determined to write this post.  

I have completed this kasuti embroidered yoke for my co sisters colleagues mother.  Already I have done a kurti with this yoke.  Seeing that she wanted another one with the same design in peacock blue background.  I am able to get only this blue and have done it.  It has been sent to her. I am glad that she likes it.



I have used three strands of anchor embroidery thread no. 63 throughout.  Now I am embroidering one more kurti for me and it is in progress.  Hoping to finish before Easter.

This year I have tried my hands on EPP - English Paper Piecing.  Inspiration came from here.  Pamela used to come up hexagons on every Monday.   Also the tutorials from youtube urged me to start trying and see this is what I came up with.


I am going to finish this into a pincushion. After trying these hexagons I wanted to do more.  so now and then I am making hexagons.  Will go for a cushion project when I have enough hexagons in my basket.  I am trying to make a table cover from my computer table using HST(Half square triangle), to make us of my fabric stash.  It is also coming up nicely.  I am enjoying doing it.  Have to find the backing cloth with a thin batting between.  

So Whats up in your side.  My works baskets are full with crochet, cross stitch, sewing quilt blocks, etc.  Are u a person having so many projects in your basket.  How will work on it? Do let me know.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Kutch bag - Ta da

I am so happy today to show you a bag which I have made from the scratch.  I have started this project out of the curiosity of embroidering this kutch work motif.   Also the inspiration for this bag came from one of the embroidery bags which I have purchased in kodaikanal.  I have followed a youtube tutorial of smarmyclothes for the making of this bag.  Very clear video.  The best part is attaching the zipper and I found it very easy and got a confident to add zipper to any project.  Now over to the bag.


Front part of the bag


Back part of the bag with zipper.

I have quilted both the front and back pieces and added golden color glass beads. Added this foam while quilting. Happy with the outcome.


The bag has room for carrying a purse cellphone and a water bottle for weekend shopping or it can hold bible and hymn book while going to church.  Planning to do one more with silk cloth for sale in church during september.  

Hope all of u like it.  Waiting for your suggestions and comments. 

Also I am ready for the Ta da moment for the granny stripe blanket and a kasuti embroidered kurti.   Will come back soon another finish. Bye.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Smalls SAL - February Fairy

Hi all, 

Thanks for all your lovely comments in my last post.  I have completed the february fairy for Smalls SAL.  I took nearly 3 1/2 hours to stitch this fairy.  



The free chart for the fairies can be found here.

Both January and February fairies together.  I have to add the second line to the border for the January fairy.

I am working on the second block on the Rainbow SAL.  Also I am ready for three Ta..da.. moments.  Will come up with the finished kutch work bag in my next post.

I am linking this post to Smalls SAL link party hosted by Heather.  Hop over there to see other smalls.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Pillow covers, kutch motif

Hope all r doing good.   Today I have been here to show you two sets of pillow covers with kasuti embroidery border and a stencilled border.  The stencilled patch was also done loooooooooong back.  Only now the time has come to attach those patches and borders to fabric to be sewn into a pillow case.  Happy with the outcome.




For the red one I followed the tutorial here in youtube.  For the stencilled one I have sewed it in the normal way.  But for the side seams I used french seams.

Also I have done with a kutch work motif.
  Going to quilt the piece and 
i am going to make a bag out of it.

I had some fabrics in my stash and tried paper piecing hexagon.  It came out well.  I will show  that in my next post .  Till then happy embroidering.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Smalls SAL - January fairy

Last year I participated in the smalls SAL hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  But I was not regular in posting each month.  So this year I have decided to stitch the Lucie heaton fairies and at last I will be framing it.    So here is the January fairy.


A closeup

I have stitched this on 14ct aida with two strands of anchor embroidery threads.  Back stitches are done with 1 strand.  It took nearly 4 hrs to finish this fairy.  The border looks plain. so I thought of adding some more stitches to make it fancier.  Will show it in my next months SAL.

Also I am stitching the rainbow sal .  It is an interesting one for those who love mono color cross stitch.  Borders are worked in two colors and each blocks in different colors.  you can finish  a block in one or two sittings.   Here is my block1.


I am linking this post to smalls SAL -January check in here.  You can find so many interesting smalls stitched by other cross stitchers.

I have done with a set of pillow cases and my granny stripe blanket is growing nicely.  I will come up with pillow cases in my next post.  Till then happy cross stitching.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Embroidered yoke - 1, Gifts

Thanks for all your comments in my last post.  Today I have come up with an embroidered yoke along with its pattern.  It is embroidered with the simple stitches.




STITCHES USED:
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Fly stitch(3 strands)

Anchor thread no's: 530(blue) and 225(green)

For the center I have glued a round stone of green and blue colors.  I will be attaching this piece to a kurti later.  

During christmas I have received a gift from my blogger friend Mini.  She has sent me so many goodies-( a cross stitch magazine, cross stitch kit, a post card, cross stitch card, mini hangers, a crochet bookmark, a pincushion, embroidery thread, cross stitch cloth of finer count) some of them are in my wishlist to buy. Especially the cross stitch magazine and the mini hangers.,  I love it.  Thanks Mini.


I have made a little progress in my needlepoint project and a good progress in granny stripe blanket,  Also, done two set of motifs in the kasuti sampler.  In my next post I will come up with the stitching part for January for the SAL's I am participating.  Till then Happy stitching.