Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Stitch-Me-Up


Oh boy, is it my day already????   Have you been following the Stitch me up blog hop?  What an amazingly talented bunch of stitchers there are out there.  The designs provided for the participants are stunning, and it has been great seeing everyones' interpretations of them all.

Well, I am about to humiliate myself.  I started on two projects and finished neither.  I've not been myself lately and am struggling to motivate myself to do much of anything.  Now that I have that out of the way, I shall proceed to show you what I HAVE done.  I've laid out the border fabric and binding with the projects so you can get an idea of how they should look when finished.

First up, a complete disaster.  I have given up on this one as I have decided that black just shows up my poor quality stitching WAAAAAY too much.


You can see where I have been attempting to unpick the worst offenders.  Even that hasn't gone well!



This next project is not far off being completed.  Just a few more french knots, some blanket stitching around the rectangles and, hey presto, my table runner will be done - well almost.  I would like to have used a fancier stitch than just back stitch but, well, I don't know how to do any others!



If you feel like popping back here in the not too distant future you may see the finished product.



Many thanks to Madam Samm, and the wonderful Jane, who has been our cheerleader for this blog hop (Jane thank you so much for your encouragement). Also, a huge thank you to the pattern designers Debbie, Cyndi and Madam Samm!


Here are the other crafty ladies who will be posting today.  Go and have a look, and be impressed!  Thank you for stopping by!



48 comments:

  1. well you are in the works and will get it finished...I will come back

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  2. Good for you for still posting...we all look forward to seeing them completed...so far sooo good

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  3. Your runner is lovely! And my favorite stitch is the backstitch.... it's so simple and it give a neat, tidy finish. thanks for sharing!

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  4. You did a great job, please continue! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. At least you tried! The topper will be gorgeous when it is done! AND there is nothing wrong with back stitch or outline stitch. It covers well and done with even stitches looks wonderful. Keep practicing!

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  6. Your flowers are beautifully stitched, so I can't wait to see the finished project. I hope you get some motivation back and feel better. :O)

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  7. Wonderful projects and go you can!

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  8. I am so glad you posted. You are doing great so far! I look forward to seeing them finished. I know you can!!

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  9. I know what you mean about the black thread showing up any irregularities. Give it some to time and when you get back to it, then it will most likely come together for you. Love your flowers! I find myself using the back stitch ALL the time and now it's starting to look pretty good - lol.

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  10. So far, so good! Keep trying! It's going to be so pretty and you'll be so proud of yourself!

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  11. Nice stitching on your flowers!

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  12. Your stitching on your flowers is just lovely and I love the table runner you've made with them--such pretty colors! The stitching on your lady looks great in the picture (except for the picked parts). Usually we're our own worst critics, so don't be too hard on yourself!

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  13. Great starts! Looking forward to seeing your completed projects!! :)

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  14. Good job so far. I am glad you showed you "not-so-loved" project. It makes me feel better.(maybe not you, but I have a few of these)

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  15. Such pretty stitching!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Your runner is really sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. You will finish I am sure, great runner.

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  18. Good job on the runner. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  19. I am sure your runner will be beautiful! I haven't mastered the backstitch, but will keep plugging away. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. The runner is looking great and thank you for sharing!

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  21. Lovely tablerunner , so glad you shared it with us!

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  22. Helen-Looking forward to seeing your completed projects in a future post. Thanks for sharing your WIP and I realize that life frequently does 'get in the way."

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  23. I think most people's creativity comes in waves so take heart. What you have achieved looks great.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  24. I think your projects look great. And I am sure you are not the only one who had to do some unpicking..

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  25. very nice table runner. keep trying!

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  26. I like were you going with the table runner. It's going to be so lovely when its done!

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  27. Oh I like the table runner! I can't wait to see the finished project!

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  28. I think your table runner is going to be wonderful. Very fresh and giving such a lovely feel of spring!

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  29. Your table runner is lovely. I think we all do unpicking so you're not the only one!

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  30. That is a gorgeous table runner. I did a bit of unpicking on mine as well!

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  31. You are not a failure as your table runner is lovely. The lady looks like a difficult one to stitch out.

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  32. lovely work just love table runner

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  33. keep at it Helen it will be wonderful,well done my friend.xx

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  34. Your table runner is lovely! I hope you give the lady another try...

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  35. Good try as my grandson says ,practice makes perfect and he is blind so he just has to keep doing things till he gets them . He is my inspiration to keep at something.

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  36. Be brave and try a new stitch or two. I find a backstitch more difficult to undo when necessary, Your lady may thank you for it.

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  37. Your table runner is going to be lovely.

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  38. Sometimes our mojo goes missing for no reason at all. Your table runner is truly sweet and I know you'll be pleased with it after it's complete.

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  39. Don't ya just hate when you get a season of blah when you really need it to be Yeah? Your stitching on the table looks wonderful, you should be proud of it. Thanks for sharing even when it all didn't go as planned.

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  40. Oh man, I hear ya! It was all I could do to finish mine and that was after I got some much needed encouragement from my mom! Your table runner looks lovely so far!

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  41. Your runner is going to be super lovely!! And perseverance is a good way to learn :)

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  42. They look great and Your stitches look so nice.

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  43. Sorry your girl didn't turn out the way you wanted. Your table runner looks great!

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  44. We all have to unstitch one time or another:)
    Finish the stitching and you can always change the fabrics around it:)
    The tablerunner is too cute!!!!

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  45. You can do this....even a 'seasoned' stitcher has to unstitch at times. I struggled with the back stitch and now I enjoy it as much as the stem stitch/outline stitch. The stem stitch is more forgiving but I use 2 strands of floss when I use the stem stitch. I use Perle cotton when I use the back stitch. Keep practicing. Your table runner is beautiful. Happy stitching, Pauline

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