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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Trying to Find a Hoop....

OK....Sometimes the stream of consciousness thing gets in the way of other things.

I went into the workroom with the intention of finding my favorite embroidery hoop....An hour later, I left with the start of a cartonnage box and finally, the hoop.

I saw all of this nice book board when I was searching.  It was not doing a thing....Just filling up space.  So, I decided to put it to good use.  A new work box to carry with me to Wednesday Witches would be nice.

I got this far.  I cut all of the pieces, found material and started putting it together.  Then I looked up and there was the hoop.  It was hanging from my desk light....So much for the excuse that I couldn't find it and had to do something else in the meantime.

I don't really need a new work box today.  It was just something to do until I remembered in what special place I had stored the hoop, so that I wouldn't forget where it was.... 
You would think that I would see it when I turned on the light.  Nope.

Anyway, all's well that ends well...

I wanted to do some practice work on pulled thread and drawn thread work.

Back in the 80s when I was young and foolish, I did a whole three sided valance and curtains in drawn thread work in mini.  It was white on white and not the easiest of stitches.  Foolishly, I sold them...

I tried a bit of pulled thread work this morning and have the same reaction to that in mini as I do in real life.  It is a pain and really doesn't impress me at all.  It is simply gathering a bunch of threads together and pulling the thread tight around them...Just not my cup of tea.

I do think that I am going to get back into the drawn thread work though.  At the top left there is a section of fabric prepared to be worked.(The dots to the right are the pulled thread.) 

The part by the dime is done over three threads at a time and the stems are over two threads. Not a bad try for not doing it in 25 years.  As I said though, I need practice.

It is not something that I can take to the meeting to work on...Too much counting and I need a magnifier to do it.  So.....I will do something else this afternoon.

I have to go get ready now.

See you tomorrow.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I enjoy seeing all your stitching. You must have magnificent eyes and an abundance of patience to work so tiny. The tiny sampler in your previous post is amazing. What fun! Are you sure it isn't being worked on at night while you are sleeping? lol

Caseymini said...

Connie, I have terrible eyes. I have a big magnifying glass. It is getting harder and harder to do the fine stuff.I wouldn't even attempt the drawn thread work that I did 20 or 30 years ago.It's irritating, to say the least.