I finally knitted the top and sleeves of this guernsey - I started in April right after I knitted one for his brother, went as far as the armholes and then left it gathering dust over summer (and fall and winter) to pick it up again on Monday. Picture
Cute Valentine Challenge. At last I stitched my (ITH) mugrug I used the swan design and added the cross hatch around it. I did the swans as a rough edge appliqué. Now to sew the second one I planned. Maybe tomorrow.
This time my customer wanted 8 guest towels (30x55 cm) for other family members. I hope I won't see another crest for a few months! The colours in the picture are off as I used a flash. In real life the light blue is almost green. Now I re
When I saw baydreamer's Virus meet Granny Square shawl I had to have a go at it. And I love the result. I still had three cones of red machine embroidery thread left. I knitted a jersey for my granddaughter, a throw/blanket and the SouthBay shawl
Bathtowels - I had to embroider 12, 4 white ones with names of children (which I did before Christmas), the other 8 in assorted colours with the logo Perseverabo - I will persevere. I hate those small letters and half way through decided to emboss lig
We have had a few conversations in the past on how to prove a design is yours. I said that when possible I add my initials as part of the underlay, sometimes very small, but in the case of this shield quite large.Here's an animation of what I mean.
New paying member? Put designs in your cart? No panic, you don't have to pay for them. Go to the cart - and you see the designs you ordered. And the blue buttons for the different formats - see picture #1. Click on the format you need - I chose
A friend loved the notebook I gave her so much, she asked me to make her 10 for her "gift-drawer". The ones in the first row have a design that is in my EP-4, embroidered on curtain fabric; the second row are designs by me on linen; the th
Last year my husband bought me a book called Visserstruien - there's an English edition too. It offers patterns used in several fishing towns, including the one I was born. My grandmother used to knit ganseys by the dozen for my uncles and cousins, but n
Tried some more top-down and this time wrote down what I did so I now have a basic pattern. And my stash is reduced by 2 1/2 balls. That came from my mother's stash. Question now is knit a hat to go with it or use the yarn in another odd ball project.
Thanks to my spilling tea over the laptop and a new keyboard having to be imported from the USA I have done little embroidery, digitising etc. Out of sheer frustration I bought a loose keyboard today, so that solved my problem. In the meantime I knitt
Tea and laptops don't mix. Of course I knew, but yesterday I tested it out - accidentally. I tried rice which worked well for my DiL's phone after falling into the loo, but no mitigating effect on my laptop. And now I only have my iPad (generation 1,
I have been playing with the inbuilt decorative stitches of my machine. Since I have an embroidery machine (1992) I have used those very infrequently. First I made the two denim swatches, using resp. 2 and 3 different stitches to get an overall design
Reducing my stash :) Drew the pattern on the go. Cut out the body and sleeves which needed an insert as the width of the fabric was not large enough. Then decided to add a pocket and collar of the same insert fabric. Zip came from my stash too. My home