I have finally finished Weekend in Paris, and I’m really pleased with the results. The couching was a little unusual and I’m not sure I see the point for straight lines (which could just as easily be done in backstitch), but I can see the advantage for curved lines.
I just need to get it framed now and sent off to my friend (it was initially bought as a Christmas present!). Here’s a close up of the finished piece (before ironing and framing), you can see the couching in light silver on the letter outlines:
This was the only piece of stitching I had been working on this year, so it was time to start something new. I’ve been really keen (although also apprehensive!) to start Regal Tiger, so I bought a scroll frame for it. I got all my threads organised over the weekend, and then realised the scroll frame is not really big enough (it’s 1″ wider than the final image, but the fabric is much wider and I don’t want to cut too much off n case I make a mistake!). So I need to buy another scroll frame!
In the meantime I’ve started my Tatty Teddy Stars kit. I bought this AGES ago and haven’t got round to doing it yet, so I thought it would be a nice change and it’s a relatively small stitch. Most of the others in my “to do” pile will be larger commitments which I’ll probably start when I’m fed up of Regal Tiger! I’m enjoying Tatty Teddy so far, it’s nice to be stitching on pink fabric! 🙂