"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, September 10, 2010

A gift and a nearly-finish.

My colleagues at the Embroiderers Guild know my love of vintage linens, so they often present me with an item that they've been given, but which they have no use for. R. gave me this uncut Fautleys Duchess set on Tuesday, with four skeins of Anchor floss that are required for the pattern. R. says she realises that it will probably never be embroidered, but she would rather it be loved as it is, instead of being thrown into an op shop.
Jane over at Loopy loo's adventures, talked me into joining a swap she is in...THAT is a huge lie. I actually asked her if I could join the swap, once I'd seen what she was doing! They are called 'siggie(signature) blocks, and everbody makes one the same size (6" square) and swaps with a partner. I don't yet know where this will lead to, but while I'm waiting to find out, I'm already planning my second block. They only take a few minutes to construct, and you can put whatever you want in the centre block. I chose to stitch a simple design which I'd traced from an old transfer book. It is nearly finished, just a few more stitches which will take about 10 minutes, then it will be on the way to Jane. t


Lakshmi said...

Gina it is a lovely design on linen..are you going to stitch on it!!..

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely gift. Looking forward to receiving the siggie block too

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Gina
It was lovely to see you had visited - thank you.
This looks like a lovely swap -have fun!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Ooooh! This is so lovely! It would not take me and instant to start at it with needle and floss! Just wonderful! blessings,Kathleen