Monday, 9 April 2007
Lavendar Garden Mini Mandala
This morning i added the last of the delica beads to this, it has been a pleasure to stitch and i've really enjoyed it, i'll definately be stitching another
It's stitched on 28ct Quaker cloth - light mocha, using DMC and Vikki Clayton silk in Lavendar (i hadn't got the required Silk n Color so substituted with the VC silk) and delica beads, a BIG THANK YOU to you Sally for sharing with me, it wouldn't have looked the same with mill hills LOL. I've certainly had my monies worth from the Gift of Stitching mag this year !!!
Thanks for your comments on the little bag for my SIL, Lynn asked how to make it ..... i have the chart 'Heartstrings' from Cats Whiskers (halfway down the page)and the instructions are in there, this time i made some alterations as follows .... cut a square of fabric 10" x 10", stitch your design in the centre, and in the 4 corners if you wish (i added buttons this time) back it with nice fabric, turn inside out and sew up the opening, turn down the corners and sew along leaving a gap for the cords. Make/buy two cords approx 24" long. Start at middle left and thread top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left with one cord and start at right hand side and go top right, top left, bottom left and bottom right with the other, pull gently and east the bag into shape. Hope this makes sense. Here's a link that Ish gave me with piccies Bourse instructions