Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Creation of SangSang!

Not a lot of eye-candy today! Still all pretty exciting!

As you can see, I have been doing Redwork - Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village! I'm just loving it - haven't embroidered in years and this is done using backstitch which seems to be very much in vogue these days! Stitch length and tension is not perfect, but oh, the whole thing is so relaxing. I'm using DMC 107, a variegated thread, and a Birch Straw 10 needle - strange?, yes it is, but this needle is sort of my utility needle, very fine tip with little bit of extra length. On the back of a nice muslin? (out of the stash) I have used Staflex Fusible Interlining - apparently Rosalie recommends that these days! Now, I am not a variegated fan, but this thread is oh, so pretty, red and pink!

I'm off to make a start on SangSang - another gorgeous softy by Melly & me - 'me' is Rosalie, too - you can see I'm a big fan! DD, Danielle is coming over this arv to make a SangSang, too - never sewn a stitch in her life, so is she ever going to be on a steep learning curve! She has chosen fabrics, the pinkies Chooky sent me for my birthday and as I am making a start this morning, I have had to promise Danielle not to use her selection. Hhh,hmm - don't know how the day will turn out - could be interesting!

Happy weekend!

24 Lovely People said ...:

Robyn said...

Have fun and a great day both of you!!
Love your embroidery and will look forward to seeing Sang Sang!!
hugs
Robyn xx

Jan said...

Oh Lurline, you will have created a whole new family soon. Have a great day sewing with Dannielle today. Yes the Territorians are very friendly. Having a clean up day today.
Hugs
Jan

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your embroidery looks lovely. Can't wait to see SangSang. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Caroll

Jane said...

I keep looking at the embroideries and the light box and not getting the two together.
Well done.

clare's craftroom said...

What lovely designs . I love stitcheries and find them very relaxing .

Anne said...

I've just discovered Rosalie Quinlan's stitcheries myself and all of the above looks wonderful. Just wanted to also let you know that I'm setting up my own blog (not doing a great job of it so far) and will be posting pics of my version of the Happy House swap blocks there in the next week or 2. Happy stitching

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lurline you are so naughty I have the pattern for the Pachwork Village as well but I have not started but after seeing yours...Oh dear can I be strong...

Narelle said...

From Happy Houses to a whole village ... your redwork is looking lovely.

Joy said...

Love your redwork, very pretty thread!! Sang Sang is so cute ... I haven't even started poor Mrs Perkins yet, don't worry Lurline, I still intend to make her, just need to find some extra time lol.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Maree said...

I am in the process of starting the same project with the same thread...also looking forward to stitching it...sounds like a lovely day ahead with your DD...hope it all went well...
cheers

Micki said...

Love your redwork, and so glad that you got back to your stitching.
Micki

loulee said...

Oooh! My likey, my go shopping. LOL
That stitching is beautiful Lurline.

Kristie said...

Can't wait to see how the little dollie turns out! Sounds like a wonderful day with your daughter!
Kristie

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! I'm with you - I use the straw needle for most things these days - for the same reasons, plus the small hole that's the same size at the needle makes French and Colonial Knots sooooooooo much easier!! :0) I love doing stitcheries - very soothing and the mind can relax while the fingers stitche - very portable, too for travelling and waiting rooms! Hope you had a wonderful time with your DD - can't wait to see the cuddlies!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Karen said...

I don't know what Sta-Flex is but it sounds interesting. How does it help with the stitching?

quiltingnana said...

you are tempting me to dig out the embroidery hoops!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What do you mean, no eye candy! It is a feast for the eyes, Love the thread you are using, it looks wonderful, I had a quilting day on Friday with a friend, I hope you have as much fun as we did!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love the stitcheries, patterns and that fabric is just delightful!

MGM

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, I love the redwork. You amaze me with how quick you are and what lovely work you do. I hope you will have a wonderful week.

Myra said...

The variegated redwork houses look great Lurline! Darling little SangSang too... Wondering how the tutoring went today? 8-)

Cybele's patch said...

Really love your redwork.Hope you had a fun day with your DD yesterday. Wished my DD's would join me but no chance they ever will.

Lindi said...

I love SangSang! One day I will get the pattern and make her. I love the other character doll that is a bit like SangSAng too. Can't remember her name...

Kaaren said...

I love redwork embroidery. I must try the variegated floss for my next redwork project. Can't wait to see pics of Sang Sang.

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