|Detail from Lisa's embroidery. Photo taken from Lisa's Flickr photostream|
Check for more photos and details the post on Feeling Stitchy I wrote about it and Lisa has many more gorgeous detailed photos of her embroidery on Flickr.
Because of the girls' summer vacation there is not a lot of time (or energy) for exciting new craft projects. Luna and I did make some progress on the little dolls quilt we are making together for her toy horse. She did a wonderful job with stitch-in-the-ditch-quilting! And I made a tiny bit of progress on the Organic Embroidery.
Colonial Knots were added all around the outside of the yellow bit. I made a feeble attempt at trying to learn the Colonial Knot early in my embroidery 'career' but soon gave up. With the Embroidery Companion (the Yvette Stanton book for left-handers that I always keep near) in my lap I tried again and still found it very tricky to master this stitch. I felt like two hands weren't enough to make one miserable Colonial Knot! Next I added a circular Fly Stitch. I needed a little guidance to make it more or less round, hence the blue marks on the fabric. I actually quite like the Fly Stitch but don't use it very often.
While I was organising some stuff in my house I came across a lot of forgotten embroideries in progress. I'm so easily tempted to start a new project but really should finish at least some of these. One is pretty special, I started it over 2 years ago and I bet some of you will be surprised I have not finished it!