Saturday 24 April 2010

Just knitting and stitching

Finishing the big string quilt for the spring exhibition of my sewing class took so much energy that I have not started a new quilt yet. There are too many ideas, I think I'll just wait and see what tempts me next. Meanwhile I have been knitting  more of these:

The two chemo caps on the right are knitted with the same pattern, a star, started at the top, so it is easy to adjust the size while you go. On the left is yet another cap in organic cotton with the smock pattern.

I have also worked a little on the vintage embroidery and bought the missing floss for it. I also noticed that the floss I'm working with now can't be the original, as there are bar codes on them!

In the centre the flowers are a little bigger. The three little dots will be stitched with the orange floss I just bought.

This is a group of flowers in the corner:

The new variagated floss I'm using for the flowers in blue, red and yellow is a little brighter than the original one, but the green is almost the same. Tomorrow I will show this to my mother and ask her how the edge should be finished. I have seen tablecloths like this with lace, but also with a folded edge with mitred corners on the reverse and a row of hemstitch like here:

I have not much fabric outside the drawn pattern, so lace may be an option.

The spring is really taking time to arrive: last night it snowed again and the snow lasted on the ground almost until noon. My daffodils are still in good condition after four weeks:

(I took the picture a week ago, but they looked the same today. With the snow and all.)


  1. Such a pretty vintage embroidery design. Your stitching is perfect. Wishing your sunshine, flowers, and the end of your snow!

  2. The little caps are so pretty, and your embroidery is lovely! I'm glad the Spring is coming, even if slowly, its slow here too, but we've been nearly three weeks with out snow now. There was some bad frost this week though. I don't know whether to plant vegetable seeds out yet or not!

  3. Your embroidery is lovely...can't wait to see what finish you use.

  4. The stitchery is lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.
    The daffs must be making you smile.

  5. Your embroidery is so beautiful!
    The daffodils are looking so pretty in your porch. I hope Spring comes to you soon :)

  6. Well done with the chemo caps.

    Love the bright coloured embroidery. I think it's going to look so pretty when it's finished- a new family heirloom.

    I still have daffodils out near the lunaria and philadelphus- all yellows and purples there.

  7. Love the vintage embroidery. Needlework is something I would really like to learn...if I could ever find the time.

    Thanks for visiting the cottage and commenting on my flea market finds.

    Please visit again and be sure to enter my giveaway!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  8. Your Vintage Embroidery looks so pretty and your knitting caps also. I can understand you needed a lot of enegy for the quilt. I hope you are now feeling better and can start and work on a new project!

  9. Thanks for knitting Tähdellinen! The pattern can be found also in English in Ravelry (the same pattern name Tähdellinen).

  10. Beautiful embroidery, Ulla! I'm working on a similar linen piece right now, too! I think it's funny that you noticed the bar codes on the floss...that would have taken me a while to figure out! Looks as though you aren't sufferening any ash from the Icelandic Volcano - only clear winds in your area!


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