not doing what I’m supposed to
So really, this weekend I should have cracked on with my new tudor frock for work, except…
…I was in and out helping Gareth run errands so I couldn’t really settle to it, and I really wanted to catch up on some TV, which kind or precludes using the sewing machine. In my defence its not like I watch soap operas or anything, I was watching BBC4 documentaries – The history of Metal, and Bettany HUghes’ Divine women, amongst others, and I really enjoyed them.
Therefore rather than thinking and solving the problems with my Tudor frock I wanted something relatively brainless and repetetive, so I made a start doing the goldwork for the thing I was doing over Christmas and new year.
I decided just to do underside couching without a brick pattern for this one, although when I do the reverse side next Christmas I may fill that with brick background. I’m not sure yet, I kind of like the gaudy sparkle of simple underside couching.
there are a couple of wobbly bits on the first two rows (I hadn’t done this stitch for a few years) but then the sides tend to wobble a bit once they’re ebtn round the side of the purse, so I doubt it will matter too much in the end.
You can see in the second photo how big the reel of thread is – its sitting in the palm of my hand and wieghs about a pound. No matter how big the reel is though, I don’t like wastage so I prefer to use it straights off the reel. I made myself another little hanging bag like the one I’m using on the or nue piece to hang from the frame, which worked very well.
Sorry about the unedited image – when I cropped and rotated it all I ended up with was one of those annoying white boxes with a red cross in it.