Where does time go?

I thought this lockdown malarky was supposed to leave people feeling bored? I don’t seem to be able to get around to doing what I enjoy, there’s always too much else demanding my time. However, I have been able to get a few sessions on my machine so I have some new designs to introduceContinue reading “Where does time go?”

Ice Cream Sunday

Actually, it was an Ice Cream Weekend. Saturday I stitched out a delicious ice cream cone, jam packed with vibrant flowers. As we can’t be together, I sent a picture of it to my Daughter who immediately placed her order. Hence I spent Sundae stitching out another Ice Cream Sunday. Or was it vice versa?Continue reading “Ice Cream Sunday”

Starting From Scratch.

Well now, the last few days have been a deviation from norm in that Hubby and I have been trying to fulfill a commission for a Football Club logo. As we haven’t done any digitisation before it has been a pretty steep learning curve. Hubby purchased Embrilliance Stitch Artist 2 and set about learning toContinue reading “Starting From Scratch.”

It’s been a while….

Yes, it’s been a while since my last post but the machine hasn’t been idle. Firstly, I decided to stitch out a Victorian Birdcage in free standing lace, to go with my castles. It may be small, at under 4 inches tall, but it still took a massive 187,000 stitches, although all in one colour.Continue reading “It’s been a while….”

Happy Easter, World.

Happy Easter everyone. A bright, warm morning here in sunny Birmingham UK so let’s celebrate with a lovely joyous Daffodil. 33,000 stitches and 7 colours gives such a realistic and beautiful bloom that I will certainly be stitching out more of them to make a nice bunch. I’m hoping they might attract the butterflies. InContinue reading “Happy Easter, World.”

Trials and Tribulations!

Stitching was slow for yesterday as my machine threw a wobbly. The needle threading mechanism failed to fulfill it’s duties which prevented me getting started. The old eyes are not suitable for manual threading so Hubby had to get his toolbox out. Not a pretty sight to see my lovely machine spread in pieces acrossContinue reading “Trials and Tribulations!”

Defend the Castles!

After yesterday’s post where I introduced you to freestanding lace for a castle design, my daughter was straight on the phone saying that she wanted two for on her mantelpiece. So that has kept the old machine chugging today. They look effective with the LED tea lights in them though…… I initially tried to beContinue reading “Defend the Castles!”

A little bit of variety

Rather than just stitching out pictures, I decided to add a little bit of variety to my repertoire. How about stitching a free standing castle? The number of stitches that the machine lays down leaves the finished article quite thick so here is the result of lots of stitches on a dissolvable backing which washesContinue reading “A little bit of variety”

Spring has sprung….

Spring has sprung, The grass is ris’ I wonder where de birdies is? Well, here’s a delightful little robin, sitting in an idyllic church yard on a bright spring morning, surrounded by daffodils and spring flowers. Enough to warm the cockles of your heart. 95000 stiches and 42 colour changes.