I am trying something out and it involves using some of these lovely ribbons. All will be revealed shortly. It is handpieced and I am handquilting this block. It is around 16 inches square and is not intended to be a cushion although if it doesn't go according to plan a cushion may be a good fall back. It is going to a friend and a baby. The baby won't mind the stitching quality but the friend knows how to do it right.
This week I have also been indulging in a spot of beading. I had a pack of mixed beads and thought that something extremely simple would do them justice. The beads were strung just as they went onto the needle, no dithering over what should be placed where and a couple of evenings and the odd 5 minutes here and there saw it finished. I have worn it and I am pleased with it although, daughter no1 hasn't seen it yet and I know it will end up around her neck.
Close up so you can see that it really is very simple. So that you know pink is still my favourite.
This was the view from Stitcherydo HQ one night last week. The sunset was so beautiful. The weather had been hot and sunny and as it should be for an English summer but sadly it was short lived, no wonder we are like the mad dogs out in the midday sun. Blink and you miss it.
Back to stitching and watching the Olympics. May the best teams win. Who could not have been wowed with the opening ceremony. The event was outstanding and the highlights for me were James Bond escorting The Queen to the games as the ultimate Bond Girl. What an exciting time in her Jubilee year. The thought of Mr Bean and his dreams of winning a gold medal and playing in the orchestra - so funny. What a fantastic concept of the torch being handed over by Sir Steve Redgrave to the next generation of Olympians and the lighting of that truly amazing beacon. I cried at such beauty. Now I need to take up beach volleyball so that I too can have a fantastic body like the competing ladies, only in my wildest dreams will that happen.