A new year is unfolding--like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. -Unknown
The new year unfolded here with a day that presented all weathers from sunshine to rain and thunder, and so with a good day to be inside it gave me time to think about stitching in 2014.
Any one wishing to know how to cover a retractable tape measure will find the here's how on my other blog Other side of the mountain link here
This little one with violets is the newest addition to my needle work accessories set. Quite some years ago I was asked to write the cross stitch section for the book Exploring Embroidery that was publish in 1995, how long ago that seems. I was asked to design a set of needlework accessories and chose violets as they come in several shades adding to the versatility of the design, the one problem that arose with this project was the limited space for the layout, charts and instructions The photo below is what finally made up the set and this photo was taken before the set was sent off to the editor.
For many years I kept the set as new in a box now I have decided to use it and add to it the items I was unable to do at the time because of lack of space. The original tape measure was not a retractable on as these it was considered at the time not plentiful enough for others to find and so the little bag above holds the tape measure, I have now filled this with lavender to give fragrance to my stitching.
I cannot share the charts for this set because of copyright but I will add the charts for the newer piece that I plan to add.
Threads used for the purple violets were DMC 550.552.742.3346,3347. alternate colours Blue violets 333/340 Pink violets3687/3688 and yellow violets.743/744
The eyes of violets are filled with dreams Colette. More about my dreams and plans for 2014 later meanwhile I wish all readers of my blog a happy new year may your dreams come true in 2014.
The eyes of violets are filled with dreams
More about my dreams and plans for 2014 later meanwhile I wish all readers of my blog a happy new year may your dreams come true in 2014.