Saturday, April 23, 2016

Variegated threads

Variegated threads are fun to work with, especially if choosing colours is not your strong point. Years ago I found Anchor multi-coloured threads on a trip to Bangkok and I happily added some to my stash to try out.

A crazy patch pincushion,

 a mini stitch sampler needlebook,

and a herringbone stitch sampler all enlivened by variegated threads.

On the Create and Stitch website I found this today.

DMC have brought out a new range of variegated threads. I can't wait to see them.

Now to pack for a family get together in Sedgefield, along the Garden Route, a beautiful part of the country.

Till next time, happy stitching!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stitching In The Garden

The last few days have been glorious typical autumn weather in Cape Town. Perfect for sitting under the tree and stitching. That's where I was this morning.

The shady corner of the garden is full of purple plectranthus, a sure sign that it's autumn. 

The pink hibiscus has put on a splendid show for weeks.

A peek at the mountain from the other end of the garden. It's seldom that it is without it's tablecloth of cloud.

It didn't take long for the sun to creep over and then it was too hot to sit out and stitch.

Enjoy the last of the weekend and happy stitching!