Well, hello! I’ve tried to come back to blogging sew many times 😉 let’s see if this time it works. 🤞 – – – Recently I picked up an oldish WIP, the 2015 Sew Advent Band Sampler, and after Carol, the designer, asked to share one of my progress pictures with the iStitch Design FB Group, she told…… Continue reading Sew Advent, Sew Early, Sew Long, Sew Late
Hello! Remember me? 😉 I used to love stitching and blogging about stitching up until the Christmas holidays? 😜 I had to take some time off needles and threads because of a series of factors including a fiercely piercing pain in my shoulders that just wouldn’t let me stitch for more than an hour and…… Continue reading Rinfrescata: on books, news and birds
🎄 Hello! Welcome to my needlework Advent Calendar! 😊 Sorry for the delay but I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this weekend. Today’s first entry is a WIP shot I took last year, Sew Advent SAL from 2015 by iStitch Designs; I used the usual a Vaupel & Heilenbeck linen band and silk threads of my choosing (NPI,…… Continue reading Advent TAC – day 2, 3 and 4 + letter Q
In the spirit of keeping track with my progress and finishes month by month, I’m starting this post as a draft at the beginning of May and updating it with every relevant piece of news until the early days of June, this way you’ll have an account of what happened as it happened. 😉 I felt like doing…… Continue reading KABOOM! (3rd rundown post – May)
My entry for TAC this month is kind of a double treat, you’ll see what I mean 😉 This first post will be focused on idle nattering – the one coming up shortly afterwards is going to be a LONG post, jam-packed with pictures and finishes, so get your tea ready, grab a snack or whatever you fancy – it’s going to take…… Continue reading The Alphabet Club – K –
May the Force to avoid holiday binging be with you. Lots of love, Chiara
It’s with great pleasure that I can inform you that as of yesterday afternoon, my Cindermouse is finally finished – broom and all! 😀🎉🐭👗 One thing I changed, possibly my only alteration to the project, was not to sew the dress onto her: I have plans to make her at least 3 different outfits and although I want…… Continue reading Oh yes! – Of felt, housemaids and finished rodents.
I took a couple of detours but I figured out what to pick for the ’15 Sew Advent Band SAL by iStitch Designs – and as the clock ticked 10PM on December 1st I found myself with day 1 of both SALs stitched up! 😊 Here you see my personal choices for the ’14 SAL, 40ct. 1 over 2 using…… Continue reading let the advent begin!
Old time readers (and very curious new ones) might remember that I stitched an Advent Band Sampler some time ago, and because the auditions for materials were so hard I ended up with two cuts of fabric and the idea of stitching it twice and finishing it in different ways – after all it’s around 50 stitches a…… Continue reading Advent auditions
GG is pronounced GiGi, à la française, even though it was born in the Kingdom of Her Majesty the Queen of Gorgeousness, Jo! 🙂 – – – Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching started this SAL for 2015 where we try to post about a gift, or a piece that involves gifted materials, every 15th of the…… Continue reading GG SAL: Christmas gifts & cards