So when I,ve cleared the table , I,ll show you whats in my little sewing basket .
When I begin a project such as this , I generally start with the most tedious and boring parts first , then when I really cant bear to do any more , I treat myself to stitching an area that is more satisfying , such as the flowers . Who ever began this before me, had started with the best bits and then got bored , I can tell ! ...and then I can see that maybe someone else had tried to finish it with huge stitches and realised that their stitching was no way as fine , to be fair ,they gave it a good go and gave up .
I have had to take out quite a lot of it . I,m mostly doing it by looking at the picture on the leaflet , which is falling apart and very hard to see the colours and stitch directions . The black and white photo inside the leaflet is no help at all either ! I,ve scanned it into my computer and enlarged it and still it is difficult to see . It is a very painterly design ,which I suppose gives me a little more freedom .
The vintage Penelope Crewel Wool is in good condition and pulls surprisingly beautifully from the middle of the skein .
Whilst stitching this , I am deep in thought about what I am going to embroider with all the beautiful real silk threads that I have slowly been gathering ....I need a good few more green shades and a couple of violet blue and rosie purple ...sigh ...I,m a firm believer that colours are good for you ! Happy stitching : )