Sunday, June 23, 2013


I have a special project to stitch this weekend. I am designing a small mat for Caitlin to stitch. she is currently working on a piece for next years Embroiderers Guilds  National Exhibition, National exhibitions are held every two years and on the in between years we have a Regional one. Caitlin first exhibited nationally at the age of 6 years, (she is now 15) and has had something in every exhibition since. quite a record I think.

 We have a stitching session together most Friday afternoons after school and she planned and started her next major piece early as she was aware there would be more time needed for study this year with major exams looming and possibly less time for stitching hence her planned early start. Now that her big piece is underway she is hoping to manage a small piece for the regional exhibition later this year. the theme for this exhibition is Colour of the Seasons. Having discussed what she wanted to stitch it is now over to me to come up with a design something achievable in the time given and still leave plenty of time for her major work.
 so I started the weekend with a blank piece of fabric. and my progress so far is
I am stitching it on 32 count Belfast linen and just in one colour , Caitlin will choose her own linen and colours to stitch  her piece so the final result will look quite different
I will log in at the end of the weekend.
 happy stitching to all hermits.


cucki said...

Wow so
Pretty x

Vickie said...

Oh what a blessing you and Caitlin are to each other Lee. You are both so very talented. Both of my grandmothers died when I was very young.

gracie said...

Looking so pretty....
Hope all is well with you. Nice to read your post today.

Annette-California said...

How special for you and Caitlin to stitch together. Your new piece is Gorgeous Lee. I love the look of the stitches and the design. Stunning already. love Annette

Manuela Albanese - Cross Stitch Designer said...

wonderful needlework !