http://www.red-brolly.com/red-brolly/2012/10/tutorial-ready-set-sew-how-to-embroider-granitos-stitch.html for a step by step picture guide.
|Image courtesy of Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread|
Over the last few months some blogs which I have visited have had a design - part stitchery, part quilt going called Betsy's Closet. The designer - Brenda Riddle based it on her childhood memories of paper dolls and their clothes I fell in loved with it but couldn't really justify buying another pattern - I don't know why - I haven't ever needed a 'good' reason before... But I digress..
This afternoon I discovered that you could pay for it as a download - somehow that seemed a better deal than sending overseas... Within minutes it was mine - I printed it off and quicker than a magician's trick it is ready and waiting for me to start... The download is professional and well set out with clear easy to follow instructions. Oh the wonders of modern technology!!!
I believe I have enough fabric for the sashing but will need the fabric for the stitched panels. It does use Cosmos threads and I do have some but of course NOT the right some... Not sure what I will do whether I will lash out and buy some Cosmos threads or just make do... But I am very much looking forward to starting this one...
A friend of M's is having a baby soon and I am toying with the idea of using one of the panels as a miniature wall hanging... But I will need to decide quickly as bubs is due in a couple of weeks and I am not known to be the quickest stitcher...
So you can see I have been 'very busy' in a non productive way... :)