Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Embroidery Catch Up

I bet you had forgotten all about my embroidery squares project - I know that over Christmas, I had.  My mission is to complete 54 little squares of embroidery which will be sewn together to make a wall hanging.  The significance of the number 54 is that it is my age, so one square for each year.

Now time, as usual is flying, and I'm concerned that before too long I will be 55, in which case I will have to make 55 squares.  And if I don't finish them next year, the total will go up again.  I fear I may have to be making 87 squares if I don't get a move on.

I'm not even a quarter of the way through yet, so it's probably a bit optimistic to expect to get all the squares completed by early March, so I'll set the deadline as the end of March and see how that works out.

I picked the 54 topics that I would use for the squares in advance and I do a lucky dip when I start each square, so that it's completely random.

This weekend, I disciplined myself to put the knitting to one side and focused on embroidery.  It really is a most relaxing pastime, which I always feel I should devote more time to.  Well, hopefully over the next few weeks I will be spending more time with the embroidery needle rather than the knitting needles.

So here are my latest squares.  Firstly "pink" -



The next topic was letters - but I decided to go for a single letter J.



That one was certainly quite time-consuming, so for the next topic of "sunflower" I kept it simple (and quick) with some felt, beads and minimal embroidery.



This last one is my favourite of the four.  The topic is "key" and I used blackwork to create a rather fancy key design.



So still a long way to go but it's a lot of fun and it's good to see the squares starting to pile up.

Have a good week.

15 comments:

  1. You're doing really well, I hope you can make them all in time for your wall hanging x

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    1. Thanks No, I'm on a roll at the moment, so I'm going to work on another square this afternoon.

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  2. What a beautiful project. I love the simplicity of the sunflower but I was enchanted by the pink, stunning!

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  3. How lovely! I love doing embroidery although I'm not that good, I can't wait to see how you put them all together. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda, hopefully you won't have too long a wait to see it finished.

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  4. What lovely work. I think my favourite is the J.

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  5. They are beautiful!!! I especially like the J and the blackwork is also very beautiful! Hope that you can keep going with them! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. I hope I can keep up the pace needed to get them finished - so far so good.

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  6. It's going to look amazing when all put together - and each square is so beautiful in itself. A great idea! x

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  7. Your stitching is just so beautiful and delicate. Best of luck with the rest of the squares,
    Meredith

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