Monday, May 20, 2013

More stitching

So the stitching bug is really starting to come back. Last week I found a Sashiko kit that has been around for a while. The little straight stitches helped to soothe what was a very stressful week.

Sashiko panel

And in a very handy coincidence, it fits with the Monochrome May theme of Theme-a-licious 2013.

Most of this past weekend was spent stitching on the Paisley 1930s panel of the Great Scottish tapestry project. As the deadline for completion draws close, I brought the panel home with me to stitch on. I made a lot of progress and completed the central female figure.

central section

The whole panel looks like this.

The Panel

I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished panel hanging with all the others in the Scottish Parliament in August.

Last week was stressful for 2 very different reason. Firstly I was waiting to see if I had passed my most recent MSc module. Thankfully I have. The second reason was that the police made an arrest in the hunt for the man who killed my Uncle and finally at the end of the week, a man was charged with murder. The next few months are going to difficult but I'm much more hopeful we will get justice for my uncle.


geeky Heather said...

I love the Sashiko...your stitching looks even. The tapestry is going to be really amazing. What a fantastic project.

Congratulations on passing! I'm glad the police made an arrest, but I know that's going to add some stress. I hope everything works out well.

Karoline said...

Both the sashiko & the tapestry are looking lovely.

Congratulations on passing your module & I'm very glad to hear the news on your uncle's case

MysteryKnitter said...

I like the blue-and-white project. I am sad for you that you must live through such a heavy time. But I hope you get justice. It's not right that he can murder someone and walk away.