Monday, 19 May 2008

Busy busy

The weekend seemed to fly by in a flurry of work and jobs to be done around the house. It's been cold and chilly outside, so not very inviting to be lingering in the garden. I've almost succumbed to putting socks back on.....I'm being stubborn, I don't want to admit defeat just yet! Instead I seem to have permanently cold feet.

My car was booked in for a service today, its first since I have owned it. The fact that someone was going to give it the once-over shamed me into cleaning it yesterday, and it ended up taking the whole of the afternoon (it was that bad) but now it's gleaming, and I feel like I have a new car! Still, that didn't leave much time for all the other things planned....I'm still knitting dishcloths, seem to be on a roll with them; and I did make the ruby marmalade, but it's not worthy of a photo as you can't tell the difference between ruby oranges and seville oranges once the marmalade is cooked. I didn't get such a good 'set' this time, and the marmalade is sweeter and lighter in taste - still delicious, but different.

Tomorrow is my eldest niece's birthday, so time to make her a card. This is what I came up with. My stitching is a little wonky, this is all new to me, but I enjoyed doing it, so maybe I'll try some other things soon. I like small quick projects when I'm doing something new. That way I get to try something out first before committing lots of time to it.


I was wondering too how to mount it on the card - you can just see a shadow showing through from the stitches on the wrong side of the fabric. Perhaps I need to use a backing fabric as well? Any ideas? I shall experiment a little more.

1 comment:

Pipany said...

Hi diana. The card is gorgeous and if there are uneven stitches that is what makes it special. I often have the problem with stitches showing through from the back and so I use a small piece of iron-on interfacing on thrreverse before I start stitching to help with this.

No sun here today yet but I live in hope (and am sadly back in socks!!) xx