Tuesday, 21 January 2014

WIP It Good!

I started to WIP the May Your Hands project into a finished article this week. I started in order of instruction with the pin pad. I am happy thus far and the gathering around the sides looks nice by man does that satin fray something shocking. That's what all those threads are!!!


I picked up a rather forgotten WIP this week and it was WIPPING GOOD. The Needleworker's Pocket book is progressing again. Back to counted work for a while in the evenings I have decided. I want to finish this one and have confidently stitched 2014 into the completion date.

I also managed to WIP up the wings for the butterfly on the Essamplaire casket. They've been pinned on for a few days now...need to get to stitching them on but they do look oh so pretty with their little venetian picot wing tips. I did get much better at that stitch by the time I finished the 6th one...yes

Tricia from Thistle Threads in conjunction with Susan Albury has announced an East Coast Embroidered Casket Tour in October this year. How super exciting. It is a 21 to 30 hour journey time (one way) depending on flights and connections from here in NZ so a big excursion but I have talked to my hubby and hubby says yes I can go and he will look after the kids. What a wonderful 50th birthday present. Just need to control myself waiting for the 28th booking slot now. Woo Hoo.


  1. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  2. Thankyou for your kind comment Ulla and hello from New Zealand, Rae

  3. So nice to meet you through the GYB party you do amazingly beautiful work.

  4. Hi Raewyn. Just found your blog through the GYB party. Nice to meet you! Your stitching is lovely! Hope you'll stop over at my blog (I do needlework, too) and enter my giveaway.

  5. Hello...also visiting from GYB. I added myself as a follower but for some reason I don't show up....ah well:)

    Your work is beautiful.

  6. what a wonderful pin cushion, beautiful stitching. I know you've decided not to go, but I would snap at the chance - I love NYC so that bit would swing it for me alone!


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