Daily Archives: May 29, 2009

Thread and Needle

I thought I’d quickly pop in here and throw up a picture of some stitching I’ve been doing recently. The cross stitch is something I started this week as I decided I wanted to make a wrist band/cuff to help me remember which breast I need to feed Jasper with at the next feed. (I’ve found an old friendship band which is doing the job in the meantime)

I’d envisaged a narrow band with a simple, but effective repeated motif, but something happened and it turned out sort of random and a little too wide perhaps. I think I need to introduce a different colour in there to liven it up too, so we’ll see how we go.

The other piece was stitched by me a few days leading up to giving birth to Jasper. Today is the first time I’ve looked at it since then.)

I used a few new-to-me techniques: Whipped running stitch stacked next to each other in the radiating triangles and I also stacked chainstitch to create the long brown rectangles and to strengthen up the outer part of the centre circle.

I don’t have a plan for how to use this piece. I’d just done teeny tiny doodle that I liked and then just launched into it while beached on the couch watching daytime TV… Ellen, Dr Phil, The View and Oprah (who seemed to have an unhealthy obsession with amputees the week I watched). Thankfully I don’t feel bored enough to watch these shows regularly… I’m not even sure if we get those channels out here in Jabiru anyway.

Chris goes back to work on Monday 🙁 I’ve loved having him with us and would love it if he was here all the time… but someone’s gotta bring home the bacon. Chris’ mum (Grandma) is coming to stay tommorow (yay!!), it’ll be great to see her and I hope she enjoys spending some yummy grandma time with Little J.

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