Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Needlework Tuesday - Unfinished projects

It's Tuesday? How can it be Tuesday already? Anyway, it's time for another instalment of "Needlework Tuesday", which I first saw over at Heather's blog, Books and Quilts.

I didn't manage to do much crafting this week, but I did pull out two unfinished embroidery-type projects that have been sitting for way too long...let just says years and let it go at that. Both of them will need re-stretching before I even start working on them again. I did plan to do that this week, but the week got away from me. (It's really Tuesday?)

The first one is a flaked out teddy bear with a cat napping on top. Cute, eh? It's mostly done in one stitch (Random Encroaching Satin) and just kills my fingers, which is probably why I put it down in the first place. The yarn is hard to pull through the fabric. Anyway, I'm determined now to give it another try.

The second one is a pillow in counted cross stitch with cross crochet (it's embroidery, nothing to do with a hook) used for the wide border. For a time, the embroidery thread to finish this one was in no man's land, but I think I've found it now. I hope.

This week I plan to re-stretch them both and start stitching at least one.

Heather's been busy as usual. Both her embroidery and quilt are shaping up nicely. She does great work that you should see. Go cheer her on. Don't forget to check out her contest for Sushi Socks! Also, this week Rikki from Rikkis Teleidoscope is joining Needlework Tuesday. Yahoo! She's currently working on a stole that's really lovely. Go take a look.

See you next week.


  1. I know so well what you mean when you say projects have been lying around unfinished for years. Happens to me all the time. I have done a lot of counted cross stitch when I was younger and really loved it. I am intrigued about the cross crochet, I must have a look into that. The pillow looks lovely.

  2. I admire your determination to finish these projects. I have a set of cross-stitch "four seasons" pictures that have been in progress since 1987! They went out of style and came back so maybe I'll drag them out and finish them....some day. :)

  3. both of ;your projects look wonderful. I haven't seen one like the second before. Different technique.


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