Ástin ræður ríkjum..

fimmtudagur, janúar 12, 2006
Ég kláraði nálarúlluna mína í dag. Ég fékk RG þráðinn sem mig vantaði frá Sew and So (ásamt nokkrum öðrum hlutum, auðvitað!) og ég réðst í að klára blessaða nálarúlluna svo hún myndi ekki bara liggja ofan í skúffu, ókláruð, í ótakmarkaðan tíma. Það virðist gerast ansi oft með myndirnar sem ég klára :-/

Það voru tvö ný spor sem ég lærði, Petal Stitch, sem ég hræddist mest en var ótrúlega auðvelt (hún er neðst), og Hemstitch, sem ég hef aldrei gert áður og mér til mikillar hrellingar voru engar leiðbeiningar fyrir það í blaðinu (JCS). En þá kom nú bókin sér vel sem ég keypti í fyrra sumar fyrir byrjendur í harðangri. Í henni var sporið sýnt og ég fylgdi því eins vel og ég gat, en ég hefði betur kíkt aðeins framan á blaðið sem uppskriftin var í því þá hefði ég kannski valið að gera hemstitch yfir 4 þræði en ekki bara 2. Ég tók eftir þessu þegar ég var það langt komin með fráganginn að ég nennti ómögulega að rekja upp og byrja upp á nýtt, þannig að ég kláraði hana bara svona. Mér finnst þetta bara koma vel út :-) Fyndið að skoða samt á bak við, þar sést sko alveg hvenær ég náði tökum á sporinu :-D Lærdómskúrfan er vel sýnileg sko!

Ég átti engan fallegan rauðan borða en ég átti fallegt glitrandi rautt heklugarn sem ég ákvað að nota í slaufuna. Ég sé það samt að ég þarf að gera lengri cording til að geta gert slaufu.. Alla vegana er þetta búið og ég voða sátt :-)

Svo er hérna einn gutti sem vill endilega heilsa upp á fólkið.

Brandur!
Love is in the air..

I finished my Love needleroll today. I got the RG braid today from Sew and So and got right to work on finishing this beauty. I didn't want this piece to end up unfinished in my drawer waiting for an undetermined amount of time for me to finish it properly :-/ It didn't even take that long to finish it, not counting the hemstitching :-D I finished it completely in hand, didn't feel like taking the sewing machine out for this little thing :-)

I learnt 2 new stitches, the petal stitch, which kinda scared me but it wasn't that hard, and hemstitch, for which there weren't any instructions in the back ofJCS. Fortunately I had bought a book last summer that was for beginners in hardanger and that book had instructions for hemstitching. I followed them but I really should've paid more attention to the photo of the ornament in the mag coz there the hemstitch is probably done over 4 threads and I only did it over 2 threads. But I found that out when there wasn't a whole lot left so I just kept going. The over 4 thread method would've taken me much less time, but I think it looks good :-) It's kinda funny to see the stitches from beginning to end coz they are kinda erratic first and then I get the hang of it and it gets better with each stitch. The learning curve is right there! I can basically see it :-D

I didn't have any ribbons I could use for this ornament, but I did have some pretty, red and shiny crochet yarn that I made cording out of but I see that I need to make it a bit longer so it will be better looking. But I'm happy for now and couldn't wait to show it off :-D

And the cat is my youngest one, Brandur. He wanted to say hi :-D

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posted by Rósa at 17:19, |

13 Comments:

You are my hero!!!!!!!
That needleroll is stunning! I really need to make one. Will you cheer me on?

Oh, and I off course want to know what else you got from Sew and So! No tempting and no telling ;o)
Thanks, and of course I'll cheer you on! It's so much easier than it looks :-)

In my Sew and So order were the beads needed for my valentine exchange (next job for me is adding those to the project so I can try to figure out what to finish that into), I got opalescent belfast linen natural color for another ornament I'm planning to make, I also got Thread heaven (I was so gonna blog about that ;-) Just forgot in the excitement) and DMC pearl cotton in ecru. That's for the same project as the Belfast linen :-) I know a pic would be best but I've put those things away already. But there was plenty of Stash Fondling before I put them away. The belfast linen is awesome! I can't wait to use it :-)
What a needleroll.The threads and beads make it like diamonds .It also reminds of the valentine day.Oh I would have had moore stitching time.But I work full time.

I send you a little sunshine from Sweden even if it's a long way from us.We have more daylight and I sometimes feel spring in the air
Hi Rósa,

It's a BEAUTY!

I think I have to do this one myself! :o)
You've got me inspired!
:o)
Brandur, of course is a BEAUTY to!
Every cat is!
:o)
Congratulations Rosa - your needleroll is really pretty! Your cat is very cute too ;)
Oh Rosa, it is gorgeous!! I have this needleroll in my WIPs... Can't wait to pick it up again now! (but first I need to finish stitching a Round Robin square) :) Congratulations. I love the cording too! And your cat is so cute...
It's absolutely fabulous. :)

For some reason I think that I should try needlerolls some day too. :D

And greetings to Brandur from my Fabulous Four. ;)
þú ert nú meiri dugnaðar konan Rósa
og þér er allt til listalagt
sjáumst vonandi í kvöld ;o)
Rosa, I might even be able to send you a bit of ribbon, if you want some :) I stitched this as 'my' ornament for an ornament round robin exchange, and have sent off my threads etc already ... but I couldn't find any nice ribbon, so had to send something not that perfect - Murphy's Law, the next day after I sent the parcel off to Norway, I found some ribbon at a cheap shop (not even a craft shop!) ... I was going to send it off in a separate envelope to Norway again, but I think I've got enough on the roll to spare enough for you as well :)
Forgot to say ... it looks great ;)
Rosa it's lovely! And I love the hemstitching color - it really finishes it off nice with your tie thread. Congratulations on a beautiful needleroll.
VÁ!!
þetta er ekkert smá geggjað!!!
En segðu mér... Hvað gerir maður við svona nálarúllu...? :-s