Paisley Cushion Completed

2014_11020015Finally, a completed project.  I finished the paisley embroidery weeks ago but as ever I am very slow in finishing off the project.  Part of the problem is that I needed to get the sewing machine out to sew the cushion cover and I do most of my crafting in the evenings whilst watching the television and machine sewing needs to be done in the dining room.  Anyway, today it has rained more or less all day, so there was no opportunity to garden, my other main distraction and so the cover was sewn.  It took no more than 30 minutes to sew together which just shows how ridiculous my procrastination is.  If I am honest the other problem I have with finishing projects is a lack of confidence.  I rarely wear jumpers or clothes these days that I have knitted or sewn so much so that I don’t bother any more which is why rediscovering embroidery is such a good thing for me.  I am really pleased with the cushion it is one of the nicest things I have made in ages and I feel encouraged to carry on with the other embroidery projects I have planned.

 

More Paisley or should I say Whales?

2014_09190017Donna’s comment on my last post that the first paisley motif made her think of a whale with flowery eyes made me chuckle and since then all I can see are whales. I have completed the second motif now which looks even more like a whale than the last one!

This motif is much better than the last one as I have abandoned the waste knot starting method so the ends are secure.  I haven’t got bored of french knots yet but I am more and more convinced that I get more enjoyment from the crewelwork I did in the last project.

Two more small motifs, or whales to do, and then I have to decide whether to do some motifs on the back of the cushion and then to sew it all up and finish it!

2014_09190018In the meantime I am looking for the next project which will be crewelwork or maybe a go at Needlepainting.  I think I want to get a little more experience and practice under my belt before I launch into the design course.