Saturday, 27 September 2014

What am I stitching on?!

Hello friends :)

First of all I have to say a HUGE Thank You from Jon for all of his happy birthday wishes yesterday.  He had a wonderful day and has heaps of sweets and chocolate to last him a long time! hee hee

Well I have been stitching.... in fact I have stitched a fair bit more on my wonderful pumpkin design...

Here it is...

I love how its coming together :)

You may be a little curious to know what I am stitching on?  I bet you have all taken a closer look and just wondering what it is?! ha ha

Well its not aida or linen... in fact I am not quite sure what it is! ha ha Really!!  See things a tough for us, have been since Jon's accident and well... sure I have 'some' bits of fabric in my stash.. not that much and I like to 'save' those to use for making gifts to send out to people.  I know there are a lot of people that only stitch on linen and or aida but me... well its a case of have to try other fabrics.  And to be honest as you all know I love a challenge and stitching on different fabrics is quite good fun!  Take this one I am stitching on now... it fits my criteria to stitch on... it has squares and holes!  I appreciate that some of you out there would be horrified ... I accept that, that is why when I give things out I stitch on the 'real' stuff!  And besides I think the pumpkin design looks quite good!

Happy stitching to you all! :)

More tomorrow :)


  1. Jaquie: I like the look of this fabric, I am sure many many years ago they did not have aida or the type of linen we use today so I think you are a very smart lady and willing to try anything.
    Bravo for you, I love the pattern, it is so sweet.
    My Mother in-law stitched on kitchen towels did cross stitchs and the patterns were lovely.


  2. It is stitching up beautifully and looks quite "country". So glad your husband had a great birthday.Shirley N.Z.

  3. oooooooooooooo I like it ... still trying to think which one it is and the fabric looks like a coarse calico linen ... did you get it from the works ?? as I have something very similar :) enjoy experimenting too ... we didn't have the posh stuff in the olden days :) love mouse xxxxx

  4. Doesn't matter what the fabric is, it looks fantastic!!!! Somehow it looks perfect for the design :)

  5. Looks great whatever it is Jacquie. ;)

  6. Your stitching - and the fabric - look GREAT! I'm a little behind on keeping up with my bloggy-friends and missed Jon's birthday. Please give him my best wishes.

  7. Pumpkins are amazing:-)
    I feel your love for embroidery:-)
    Your experimenting with fabric I like :-)

  8. I think it's very thrifty of you to experiment with other fabrics, and besides, if it looks good, who really cares? :)
    So glad Jon had a lovely birthday. Best wishes to you all.

  9. Well, it's an evenweave of some kind but I don't know what!!
    Your pumpkins look lovely on it.


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