It’s hard work pulling the fabric taught & pinning it to the mounting board, especially when you can’t seem to get it completely straight & no puckers around the embroidery
After 2 & a bit years I finished stitching Luna this morning 🤗. It’s been a long journey & there have been times, I’ve nearly given up, worked on other modules, I’m so happy the stitching is complete. I now have to mount her, get my paper work done & get her in for the summer assessment period.
This week I finally managed to get stitch join up on Luna’s face. I still need to tinker about with the shading. Meanwhile, I’m plodding on with the other ear. The plan is to get it finished before Easter.
Still slowly working away at my silk shading ( or needle painting) Luna almost has an ear. I have the turn back from her ear to work on next & her face still needs work too.
This is lesson 2 of my diploma in technical hand embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework. I’m trying to get as far as her chin for next time.
She has a new project case & frame, it’s too big & I can not get my head on her lap, if it comes to it I will have to gnash those wooden structures, when she is not looking. I do like the colours, it is the same colour as me.
I’ve also been working on Stitch, Stop & Roll Afghan by crochet crowd. The pattern is available from yarnsprations, I couldn’t find a suitable stockist for the Bernat yarn suggested, so I’ve gone for Caron super soft, it really is soft & I’ve used it before.
Luna is looking a little dejected this morning as its raining again, if you look carefully she’s wagging her tail ( it’s blurred), she refused to move so I could lay my blocks out & just rolled over a bit. She is also getting a little fed up with me, about the continued exam scrip marking ( which is finished) & the report writing phase that follows. I had a change of project as those circles are so complicated, to work around the school stuff at the moment.
My Dad is out & I am waiting for him to come home. I need lots of sympathy as my paw is still poorly & my eye is weepy because I keep rubbing my head in Mums flowers & bushes. I also wish she would put the heating back on this radiator is cold now!
The shawl was made from Manos Lace, which is a blend of baby alpaca, silk & cashmere made by Manos de Uruguay a non profit organisation bringing economic & social opportunities to rural women in Uruguay.