I have my newest project set up for stitching, it's a Sashiko project from a kit I purchased a few months ago.
The kit can be found at this Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/225743049/aine-a-celtic-design-sashiko-kit
I loved the pattern when I saw it, Aine as it is called with it's Celtic knotwork look just called to me as you may have noticed over the years many of my hand embroideries are of Celtic knot work or symbols. Aine is the name of a Celtic/Irish goddess and I have made quite a few hand embroidered goddesses over the last year or two.
Speaking of goddess embroidery here is the latest goddess project I completed this week:
|sketch of statue|
I have another two witch bonnet sue blocks put together and a few more waiting to be pieced I decided to wait until all the blocks are done before I begin embellishing them.
|witch bonnet sue blocks|
I just finished reading a lovely book by Kathleen Rooney titled Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk I couldn't put it down until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.
Speaking of gardening the near daily rains come in torrential down pours which is great when it comes to watering my plants and keeping my bamboo plants growing by the foot. Unfortunately the bamboo isn't the only thing growing by leaps and bounds in my garden, after so much rain the weeds are going to be jungle height and thoughts of replacing the weed whacker with a machete has crossed my mind more than once this week.
I would like to plant one of the small dormant beds this autumn, I don't feel the connection to the earth as much tending a potted plant as I do when I am bent over a garden bed taking in all the beauty the scent of the sun warming the plants, seeing them grow, pulling the never ending weeds growing whether it rains or not, so I think it's time I prepare at least one of the beds for a Fall garden.
Until then I will spend my days stitching away on one project or another in my free time, and reading a good book or three.
My Summer of Love challenge piece has been completed I added two tabs for hanging, I missed the deadline to send the actual piece (like many others I sent just a photo) now it will be another prayer flag for the garden.
It measures 16x17 inches with 3 inch tabs it is not hemmed as prayer flags are meant to unravel over time. I missed the deadline to send it because I had circled the wrong day on my calendar to mail it by, such a silly mistake but it happens.
I forgot to mention it above I plan to add embroidery to the corners of the new goddess piece or surround her with a flowering vine. I have a few ideas brewing in my
head I just need to stir things up, lay the designs out over the fabric so I can choose what feels right. I know I should go with what I originally planned but that never seems to happen.
I'm linking up today at Super Mom No Cape come take a look at what other bloggers are hand embroidering today: