Finished Crewel work Cushion
Well, the cushion is finished and made up and ready for the raffle! So I can cross another thing off my list. Sadly, the cupboard is still full of ‘bits and bobs’. I don’t want to sound ungrateful and I do get some fabulous threads and materials and books passed onto me, but I also get things that I am sure have sat in somebody else’s cupboard for years! Invariably it comes with the phrase ‘can you do something with this?’ and I just cannot say no.
I found a cross work kit of a Beatrix Potter character that I was given. Now, I just don’t do cross work, it never floated my boat, so to speak. There was a tiny scrap of Aida and some pretty grotty colours with it as well as a ‘chart’. So I thought, well, what can I do with this to make it do-able? So I dug out my 18 count canvas and some of my old threads and a picture of the original character in the book and practised my canvas shading. Not sure what I will turn it into – probably a small picture in a mount if I can find some card.
Canvas work rabbit
Like I say, not something I would have chosen to do, but it is another thing out of the cupboard and can join the pile that is being given to ‘charitable causes’. I think now that will do for finishing off half done projects. I will rearrange the cupboard and dig out some beautiful new fabrics.Then I can start thinking about what I want to do for me………. Oh, and learn to say no thanks!