Sunday, March 02, 2008

Spring Bouquet Tissue Holder

I had a bit of a strange week and have not done all that much stitching. After Tara, I looked through some of my magazines and books for one day and then another day and another day for my next small project and found quite a few that I would like to work on but specially one that I really liked, so got myself all ready (fabric, tracing, etc.) only to realize that I did not have the threads that I needed, so had to put that project aside until I receive the threads, which have now been ordered.

While going through the magazines and books I saw this tissue holder and thought that it would be quite practical to keep my tissues clean in my purse, so decided to give it a go. The last few days have been really dark (overcast) and when I selected the threads for this project, they looked fine but when I started stitching with them, I did not like them, so did a bit of frogging and redone part of it with new shades of the same colors.

I have finally managed to finish my tissue holder on a wonderful sunny day with temperatures outside around 70, so rushed to take a couple of photos. The first photo above is without the tissues and the second photo below with a little pack of tissues inside.

Almost forgot to mention that this design is from Angela Watson of Queensland that I found in an Inspirations magazine. They have so many wonderful projects in those magazines that I am sure that I could be perfectly happy if I were to take all my projects from them. Well, maybe not, as they are mostly embroidery and I like to do a bit of this and a bit of that as you must all know by now if you had a look at my blog in its entirety (big smile)

I am now hoping that I will soon receive my threads so that I can get started on the project that I initially wanted to work on which is not a big project so that should not take too long to complete. In the meantime, will need to decide what project I feel like working on. While I am thinking about that, will go outside take a bit of sun before it goes away, AGAIN.

Pierrette =^..^=


Elisabeth Braun said...

Very pretty indeed, well done!=) I love 'Inspirations' too, but, like you again, I like a bit of this and that as well as surface work.

I had a go at doing a cast-on stitch rose this evening. The results were *not* cheering!!! Not a good idea to do something that means your fingers come into contact with the sharp needle tiup just after doing viola practice!!! Talk about sore!

LovetoStitch99 said...

Oh Elisabeth, you made me remember something about sharp needles.

Two or three years ago, I did a little brazilian embroidery project and of course you use those long milliner needles and I could not believe the number of times that I stabbed myself enough to bleed during that project. It was like I had never used a needle before.

Nowadays when I stab myself it is usually with those little tiny needles and they actually stay in my fingers until I remove them. I hate it when that happens.

Pierrette =^..^=

Terry said...

Beautiful, and I love the subtle choice of colours which make it very elegant.

This has worked up quickly and is very dainty as well as being really pretty