As I write this its raining and blowing a gale, what's another drop of water when we have so much, every day since the 12th December its rained, it rains at some point of every day. How do I know its the 12th December thats the day Vernon got his new shed. Its the wettest winter for 250 years, it just keeps on coming across the Atlantic on the jet stream, I watched a programme on TV last night about battered Britain the damage to the coastline in the South is massive. This is one winter that won't be forgotten for many years to come.
Anyway to today I have something new to show you, Carollyn started me off, shes been making pincushions. I can hold the material in my bad hand and sew with my right, it was not easy at first but got easier, as I made them. Link to Carollyns Blog
The blue one was my first, picture above, I know its not perfect stitching around the sides, well not my usual standard. I used up some of my tatting bits to make the decoration, This one had a piece of snowflake I found, usually odd bits that go wrong are thrown but some how this bit stayed and went in the box. I had some blue 3d flowers, added some white ribbon and did some embroidery trails, plus a few gold beads. Close up of the spray
The flowers were tatted with Turkish Oren Bryan Perle no 8 thread, they were tatted with thread left on the shuttles sometime ago for something else I was going to do. A close up below.
Its been nice to use up bits of tatting, they were stuffed with toy stuffing, after the the blue one I decided to stitch inside, it worked out better, it was good to try and make something ok they are not perfect but it was good exercise for the hand. I hope you like them. I have made two more which I will show you in a couple of days, I did try a little tatting the other day, painful but I managed a butterfly, its a start back to full recovery. Hopefully I can try knitting this week. Anyway enough of my waffle hope you are having a nice weekend.