Hope your stitching is going well. I've been working on this lately:
This is silk ribbon embroidery. The centre rose was an experiment to see if I could use 1/8" regular ribbon for the weaving part of what is called a "spider web rose". The ribbon worked ok for the weaving, but I wouldn't use it for the rest because it was hard to poke through the fabric. The rest is silk ribbon with a bit of DMC. (You can click on any picture to see more detail).
The embroidery is for a bodice for a tiny little gown.
This is a premie baby gown pattern. The pattern calls for elastic at the wrists but I changed it up a bit and used 3/8" ribbon for the sleeve casing instead, then threaded 1/8th" ribbon to tie bows at the wrist. It gives a much more delicate finish. I did have to search the cottage for a safety pin tiny enough to thread that ribbon through though :) The fabric is a pale pink gauze. It is so soft and pretty. This will be a finish soon.
Last week, I had an appointment at the hospital. I do this every year, so I know the routine: go as early as possible in hopes of finding a disabled parking spot, have a scan that takes around half an hour, then go sit in another clinic to wait to see the specialist. My first appointment is always at 10:30 and I have been at the second appointment as late as 3pm in the past. I have learned to take stitching with me. This super cute little bag was a gift to me from our dear bloggy friend Marilyn a few years back. It is less than 5" long, but I have worked out it is the perfect size to carry everything needed to work on 1/2" hexies while waiting at the doctors. I managed to baste around 15 on the day before my eyes got tired. I didn't have to wait quite as long this time either, I left at 1pm. Cool :)
The dinosaur quilt is STILL waiting for me to join the binding edges so I can hand sew the binding down. It's been at this stage for weeks!!! I need to just do the join and get on with it already.
I am still trying to understand how to be a seller on Etsy, but one thing I have worked out is that you can post up to 5 pictures of the item. This is one of the pictures I used for the blue and white quilt.
I took some close up pictures to show the texture too. That's all for now, xx debbie