Well, today has been a total loss! It is now 2.15 in the afternoon as I start to write this, I haven't done any of the things that I planned for today and I have a whole list of things I need to do, that I MUST do, and none of them have happened.
I thought that I would try and make a video to share with you today instead of reading my ramblings, I thought that perhaps you could listen to them instead.
I have now made three videos. All of which have now been safely deleted! The first two were awful. The first one was totally out of focus and I spent the whole time umming. Then I did another one and that wasn't so bad but was still terrible and I couldn't get the camera to focus properly. The third was done on my laptop, and the actual video wasn't so bad, and apart from telling you thcroat I wasn't going to say and, so and ummmmm a lot which I then kept on doing I could have lived with sharing it with you.
Why am I not sharing it? Because I couldn't get it to upload, I couldn't chop the end and start off where I was reaching for the camera and sitting down and so on and a whole host of other issues. So I have given it up as a bad job and instead I have taken some photos and will quickly give you a write up of what I wanted to say without excessive ands, umms or so's! I could have done this in about a minute in comparison to what I have spent the day so far doing!! I will give it another try, perhaps, sometime. We will see!!!
What I wanted to share with you was a bit about my year of the needle. Yesterday I showed you my finished tapestry cushion front and the start of my next project. What the year of the needle means is doing all of my sewing and in particular tapestry and embroidery projects which I have had sitting around for ages and ages and, well you get the idea.
Then I also have a box full of fabric to work my way through by making the fabric into the things that I bought it to be instead of leaving it languishing in a box!
It isn't going to be the year of the knitting needle. At least not for now. I have enough other things to do.
First up is this, this is the brother - or sister! - to the piece that I am working on at the moment, this is the Kiss cushion by Emily Peacock, the one that I am working on is the Hug cushion, also by Emily. The Hug cushion is very similar in design and style.
I am loving working on this, it is beautiful, beautiful to work with and I adore it!! This is some of the thread that you use, it is crewel thread, rather than tapestry thread, so is much finer yarn, but still wool.
After I have finished the Hug and the Kiss I will move on to these projects.
Lanhydrock and Chatsworth are both beautiful historic houses that I have visited and I cannot wait to make these up. They are traditional cross stitch worked on aida fabric.
From our 2014 travels to America I have two pieces to work. Again they are traditional cross stitch worked onto aida fabric.
The scary piece is the one above of Little Moreton Hall which is worked on to linen fabric. I have never worked on to linen before. I am terrified, but I will do it - in the summer when it is lighter!
Finally a sampler which is another travel souvenir - in fact all of these cross stitches are travel souvenirs. This again is a traditional cross stich worked onto aida.
Sorry to be brief about these projects, it has now been 20 minutes since I started writing this!! I hope that you will forgive me. Hopefully better service will resume tomorrow!
p.s. it is sunny here today, I hope that you are having good weather today too!