Saturday, April 14, 2007

Thread Winder in the making

It was a first for me. It was quite a pain but the results is so fine. As they say, no pain no gain.

I can see what the ruckus is all about in stitching 1 over 1 :) I stitched the word 'rubans' 1 over 1 on 28ct Cashel! This I attribute to Vonna's, Margaret's and Lillie's encouragement. Thank you my ladies . I am going to try 1/1 stitching on 25ct Lugana when my fabric arrives sometime next week I should think. Vonna knows what design I'm gonna stitch ;) After stitching the one on ones, oh my... my flowers (2/2) looked so clumsy and un-refined.

I'm gonna finish it into a thread winder during the next FAL weekend on Focus on Finishing. Project is due on 30th June (Quarterly SAL on NNC) so I have plennnnty of time :) BTW the tutorial can be found here. And the template I've used is from an amazing beader from down under! You know who you are! LOL!!

Design from Sajous (freebies)
Stitched with DMC threads on Cashel
Mix of 2/2 and 1/1 stitching

Onwards to some shameless promotion. My order from Carrie's thread will arrive sometime the 4th week of April. Meanwhile I am taking pre-orders. I have not brought in the full range at this moment, in time hopefully so ;) Do browse the colours I will have and let me know if you'd like to get some :p The list of colours can be found here.

Comment Notes: Thank you all for taking your time to come by and to those who take more time and drop me a comment or two. I am encouraged, I am inspired. Terima kasih!

Note to Barbara: (It's like a note to myself :) ) Well, tatting need not be difficult Barbara, you've only one thing to master i.e. the flip, therafter you're on easy street. Let me know if you want to take it up, I'll guide you along. I am sure my friend Faizon (tatter and designer) will be there to help US ;) Tatting is a cult, we're always recruiting members! LOL!!


  1. Thank-you so much for your lovely visits to my blog :-))

    Your blog is pretty and you do some lovely things. I love the tatted doily below this :-) I hope you enjoy your 1/1 stitching on the 25ct, you will soon be well away with it! I
    The Thread Winder that you are doing is really nice, where can I find the freebie sajou pattern please?
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. Can't wait to see your thread winder!

    I like stitching over one. LOL!

  3. J - beader down under!7:04 am

    1 over 1 is amazing - it looks like painting, not stitching. You're so far ahead, I really must do something about Boxy Lady this week!

  4. Thread Winder is looking very pretty Barbara. You did a great job on the 1/1 - looks perfect. Looking forward to seeing it all finished.
    The 1/1 portions on 'High Hopes' are only small things like the ladybug. Most of it is over 2.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  5. Thanks for the congrats! I have put up details!!

  6. This is such a lovely project. I can't wait to see the finished project.

  7. You always inspire me to do the thing that you finished because I just love the way you do all the finishing.

    That will be a very nice thread winder .. *wink.

  8. Lovely Barbara....Can't wait to see your 1/1 :)

  9. Awesome 1 over 1. Isn't it fun???!!! It is craziness but I love doing it, such a challenge and lovely look when finished. Great job. Ann.

  10. Lovely one over one stitching, Barbara! I can't wait to see your thread winder! Sadly, too much one over one is murder on my eyes... lol

    Thanks so much for your lovely, kind and encouraging comments... they really helped to brighten my spirit! :-)

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