Wednesday, 18 May 2016

IHSW and Gifted Gorgeousness - late again!

Good morning everyone, I am late again with IHSW and Gifted Gorgeousness.  My husband has updated the computer and now nothing works properly so I couldn't get on to the internet yesterday.  Isn't technology great!




I have 2 updates, first is IHSW part one.  Here's Treasure Hunt Bookshelf when you last saw it:





The top row is complete and I've moved back to the second row.  I nearly have a page finish but got distracted at the weekend by a new project.  I think I will finish the page today.  Here's where I was on Monday:


And here's my Gifted Gorgeousness.  I was watching the craft channel on Saturday, there was a company on called Bobo Stitch.  They had kits for jute shopping bags where a design was stitched directly onto the bag.  I thought they look great and I happen to have 4 jute shopping bags in my stash.  I bought them at the NEC 2 years ago from Pinflair intending to do something else with them but hadn't got round to it.  So I thought I'd see what charts I have in my stash and get stitching.  I found a great chart in the second volume of Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine which I bought a few weeks ago.  It took me all day on Sunday but here's what I've made:





It's a flowery sheep!  There is also a chart for a pig, rooster and dog so I might do all of them.  This will be a Christmas present for someone, probably my Mum.  I showed the picture to a friend yesterday and she asked if I would do the dog one for her.  She's not well at the moment and has a big birthday coming up in July so I would like to get it done for her in time for that.  I stitched this 4 over 1 but might try 3 over 1 for the next one.

Thanks for visiting, I will update again next week for the second part of IHSW.  I have a week off work next week so am looking forward to lots of crafting and stitching.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The bag looks great. How did you find the jute for stitching on? It's quite rough on the hands!

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  2. It is rough and one of my fingers is a bit sore where it kept rubbing on the inside of the bag. I'm going to have to wait a while before I start the next one!

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  3. Love the way your shopping bag turned out! The floral sheep is cute and colourful and looks very "country chic" with the jute :) Good progress on your bookshelf too!

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  4. P.S. If you find the jute rough, maybe putting preventative band-aids on the fingers that are in contact with it to add some padding before you start stitching will help reduce the soreness?

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    1. I definitely think that's a good idea!

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  5. Better late then never, love that sheep on the bag so sweet, great stitching projects.
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  6. Love the idea of stitching on jute bag. Good progress on the bookshelf.

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  7. Great work on both the bookshelf and the bag. I love the cute little flower sheep, the colors are so beautiful and I just love sheep! Who ever get's this bag will surely be happy with it =)

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