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

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Today's stitching at the Guild.

If you assumed from my previous post that I was going to work on the GirlFriends Stitchery Club project today, you got it wrong - sorry!  I decided to continue working on the embroidery projects that are already in the tin that I take to the Embroiderers Guild when I'm on duty.   In this tin, I keep three or four UFOs along with the necessary threads, scissors, needles, unpicker, etc.  Travelling embroiderers box.  From time to time I remove an item from the tin, and replace it with something more interesting/urgent.  URGENT?  Who am I kidding - there is nothing urgent in my life these days!

So what was in there today?  A  Possum stitchery from an old issue of Australian Country Threads, a vintage doiley which I'd bought at the Guild's Paddy's market a few years ago, and my poor neglected cross stitch Peacock sampler.   A Certain Person who started the Peacock sampler some time after me, has gone from strength to strength and I understand hers is more than half way through.  I am ashamed of myself.  Ah what the heck.  Here's what I did today:
Finished the Possum Stitchery




And did some more work on the vintage doiley:



I think I should concentrate on that Peacock sampler in future.  After I've finished the memory quilt for our friends, after I've worked on my May Xmas project, and after I've done the fifth block for Girlfriends Stitchery Club. 

6 comments:

Annie said...

Your possum is so cute! That type of embroidery is so relaxing to do.

I always think it's best to just do the project that feels right at the time. No room for guilt in the my Stitcherville!

Melody said...

Love the sweet possum.

Linens and Royals said...

I like the vintage doiley, finish that first. X

Jane Galley said...

That's a fun piece to stitch. There is always so many things to do, never quite sure how to get it all done

Sharon said...

LOL - Now might that be me you could be referring to... I guess the only reason that I have done as much as i have is because I have been taking it to work and stitching a little each lunch time otherwise it would still be stuck in the bag peacock less... You do far more than me!!!!

Sharon

Gina E. said...

Well,that's debatable, Sharon - at least you stitch a bit every day! I don't do as much as I used to because Ken doesn't spend as much time in hospital as he used to - which is good for him but not for my stitching hours :-)