Friday, April 03, 2009

A variety of finishes and some progress pictures

I've been catching up this evening with some of the things I've been making lately. First up, a finish from last month, Violets by Shepherd's bush. I'm not sure as yet how I'm going to finish it.


At the weekend, I made one of my previous finishes into a biscornu. The design is a freebie that I got with a package of Dinky dye fibres from West End embroidery at the Harrogate show a couple of years ago.

Dinky dyes biscornu

A couple of weekends ago, I made my first visit to a new and very lovely bead shop that has opened in Glasgow along with a couple of people from my knitting group. Its a fabulous shop and I'm planning a return visit soon. Whilst I was there, I picked up some purple beads that I've made into elasticated bracelet. You can see two of them below.

Purple beaded bracelets

Whilst I was there, I also bought a watch face, some glass beads and silver spacers that became this watch and bracelet set. Its a slightly late Mother's day present for my mum which I hope she like. She doesn't read my blog so its safe to share here.

Beaded watch and bracelet

In my goals post, I mentioned that I've made some progress on Autumn watergarden and Japanese Octagon box so I thought I'd share some progress pictures. I'm enjoying my stitching again thankfully.

Autumn watergarden pic 2

Japanese octagon box pic 3

Not much else going on here. I'm working this weekend on night shift then flipping back on to day shift on Tuesday, which I am very unimpressed about but I'm off work the following week. On Wednesday, I saw my GP and I've got sinusitis, which would account for the facial pain and general washed out feeling I've had lately. I have some antibiotics to take which are making me feel pretty sick but at least they are helping.


Shellie said...

Stunning finishes i esp love the mountain mustve taken ages
Happy Stitching

Sheila said...

Japanese Box is truly Stunning! And the biscornu and great beading too. Glad you are getting your stitching mojo back and hope you feel better soon :)

Karoline said...

Japanese box is gorgeous and the others are all lovely. Hope you feel better soon.

Sonda in OR said...

I love that Japanese box and can't wait to see it all finished up!! The watch and bracelet set is lovely. I'm sure your mum will love it.

Mel said...

Wow. Japanese box is incredible. I've never seen anything quite like it. Very nice!

Teejay said...

This is a very stunning piece!

MysteryKnitter said...

I'm sad your health keeps causing you trouble.