July 30, 2013

Suz-- Picking Up the Needle

Hi everyone. I'm still unpacking and trying to get our new home organized, and yesterday was the first time I picked up a needle and thread since our move. It felt sooo good!

 I finished the cast-on flower seam

then I added some flowers and leaves to the lace trim

 and knotted my way along this seam with 4 colours of thread

July is almost finished, but there's more stitching to be added to this block. I shall have to play catch-up.

By late this week, I hope to have finished July, and moved onto the August block ( if I can find it! :-0 ) as well as get back to my wrapping cloth.

I hope you've all had a good week!
Hugs from Suz
 

15 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

I just love those cast on flowers, they look like tatting, so delicate. Ha, that's a good word for this whole block, delicate, and just beautiful.

Carol-Ann said...

Have to agree with Angela, I just love your cast-on flowers and your French knots look really yummy.

Debra Spincic said...

Look at those cast-ons!!

Barbara C said...

Very pretty details, cast-on flowers are always one of my favorites.

Suztats said...

Thanks ladies! It felt so good to be stitching again--I really missed it.

Judy S. said...

Good to have you back, Suz! Looks like you've really mastered that cast on stitch. Is the bottom row attached? They appear to dangle which looks very cool. Don't know why I've been complaining about french knots! Appears as if you've done quite a few also. I like the 4 color effect.

Suztats said...

Hi Judy. Both rows are attached at the beginning and end only, so they lift somewhat, and dance a little. ;-)

Suztats said...

so, just at each side of the stem.......

Cyra said...

Oh it's good to see you getting some stitching therapy Suz. Well deserved and beautifully executed. Love the 4 colour French knots. Beautiful colours throughout.

karen said...

so very happy you are finding time to stitch!!!
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shirley said...

Your cast on flowers are wonderful. So evenly stitched...clever girl.

The whole block is beautiful.

Suztats said...

Thanks Ladies! I really missed not stitching.

Createology said...

How did I miss this post? Lovely stitching and yes how delightful to be able to pick up your needle and thread and leave unpacking and settling in to another day. I adore your garden of french knots. Blissful Dear...

Suztats said...

Sherry, I only posted it through the Tuesday Stitchers blog, and forgot to post on my Suztats blog. Scatterbrained these days, I think. I do love those french knots, though......Thanks

Hugs

Dianne said...

Amazing work, Suz. Especially after moving house and all!! The cast on flower seam is exquisite. Sooo much work in it but so worth it. Also all those knots are lookin' good in the pretty colours.