Sunday, September 24, 2023

Kingfisher still flying

I made quite a nice progress on Kingfisher. I finally got used to stitch with glasses on. The optometrist said since my sight is still good to read small letters, and I need glasses only for stitching, I do not need any special ones, drugstore ones will do the trick. I bought several ones to try and opted for the 1.5 for my cross stitch, and having 2 of these means if I lose one I still can find another somewhere in the flat! 

Anchor: Kingfisher
Fonal/Floss: Anchor from the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart white 16 ct Aida from the kit

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Kingfisher in flight

Having my stitching mojo back I made some progress on Kingfisher. I left it here in August 2021:

Anchor: Kingfisher
Fonal/Floss: Anchor from the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart white 16 ct Aida from the kit

Put some stitches in the first few days of September, and found it quite meditative to stitch the tree trunk.


Saturday, August 19, 2023

Lavender sac for Mariann (Sajou 601 - M)

After a long-long hiatus I will restart my blog. In the last couple of months I hardly stitched at all, instead embroidery I was reading a real lot. But then an idea came, and by took on the needles once more!
In July we have visited Paris and stayed with a cousin of my husband. She was real nice to let us stay in her appartment and I made this little present for her.

Sajou 601: Letter M
Fonal/Floss:Caron Waterlilies Iris
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart 40ct teadyed by me

Monday, July 17, 2023

Baby book for a boy

I have created a baby book for my husband's aunt, who took it to a baby shower of her neighbour's baby boy. She was a designer and when she closed her shop she gave me a lots of supernice fabrics. I tried to use then in the pictures, and I really like the results!

I also tried to document how I put the book together. The inner pages should be 1/2 inch smaller than the covering ones. The original size of the cover is 6 1/2 ", the final one after turning in the pages somewhere around 6"

original sewing order:

Textil usage is real small, less than 0.5m for all of the book.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sailing ship cover

My hubby bought a used sailing boat last summer, and came with a very old cover, which was not a real good fit either. During winter it was really torn up, so he was looking for a new one. What he had found, that ship coverlets are priced like made of gold with diamond studdings, and moreover, there is not one in the size he needs it. Having finished several king sized quilts on my Bernina I was jumping in when my he asked me to sew a cover for his smallish (5m length) treasure. 

The material is superstrong and superheavy (630g/m2) UV & water resistant, I had real sore muscles moving it. I added a breathing hole, a place to fit the middle column, and it can be fitted with a sailing cord to be tight. It survived several bad weather since, and still good as new!

Fabric from: Interponyva, Budapest Vágóhíd út 55,


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Cotton fabric

 I have bought quite a lot cotton fabric in my neighbouring discount fabric store in 2022 November. All of them are knits, width 100cm. Purple 40cm, striped 150cm, kiwi 150cm, blue 200cm.

There was also 2m 1,50 width fauxfur

 Price 6550 for all

Monday, June 13, 2022

Turning on Sans Soucis

We had a few day off and went for a long weekend, where I took San Soucis with me. We were planning trekking, but the first day it way raining all day long, so I had time with my sampler. I finished the left side and the top as well, turning both corners!

Long Dog Samplers: Sans Soucis
Fonal / Floss: Caron (#63,#153) Gloriana (#67) Edmar Rayon (#206)
Anyag/Fabric: Tea dyed Zweigart white 32 ct line