This is why I made a tassel. ( out of embroidery cotton ) On Friday at P and Q , N provided us with instructions and a pattern to make this small etui ( or needle/ sewing case ). I find sewing on Friday quite difficult because I have lots else to be thinking about ( taking the meeting; greeting folk , etc, etc. ) and there is lots of talk, which I love, so mine didn't get completed till yesterday. I will be making some more of these as they are just right for little gifts. I can see some ways to improve on this one with top stitching and better cotton matching...so it was a learning process but I like that. Thanks N, you come up with some lovely small items for us to make.
Felt embroidered ball # 20 is also progressing in the evenings while we watch TV.( keeps me awake ) I did have to sew a black part in the daylight I just could not see under artificial light.
It is being made for Poppy ( who is a baby who lives near the sea ) so has a capital P; a pink scallop shell; a bucket and spade; a seagull; a John Dory fish; an apple and a sheep, so far. 5 more motifs to decide on and sew.
I have also been working on my Challenge. I can't show it or somone from our group might see it.( not that they would want to copy ) So far I think it is going to be okay but I have tried for something a bit different ( as you do ) and am not at all sure how it will look. Eventually you will see photos of it but not yet. I think a lot of it will end up being raw edged applique as it is very pictorial and curved.
Today I have mowed the lawns ( leaves ) and made bread but now I will get a bit more sewing my challenge done.