Saturday, 19 November 2011

Mug Rug

Patchwork weave on the left, silk machine embroidery on the right
 Just a quick update for those of you who were wondering how the mug rug was coming along.  Well I quite enjoyed making it in the end and as I chose woven patchwork for the left side you can actually slip things under some of the weave, like the odd stray pencil or pins.  Also the heart is on a green pocket so you can slip bits in there too or of course it can hold your biscuit!

Colour is showing much lighter coz taken at night with artificial lights
Self explanatory really, I did some guesswork on the stitches and came up with these which look ok. Stem stitch and fly stitch with some long stitches and soft shading on the little red flowers. So it's coming on and I will keep you posted as I progress, but I do need to turn my attention to something else tomorrow as I have another little item to make which I need for Wednesday all being well. I am a busy little bee at the moment but deadlines have to be fulfilled and then there is the little matter of finding suitable presents for DD across the pond.......

2 comments:

Miriam Weaver said...

Glad the backs improved. I love the mug rug a brilliant idea making a biscuit pocket.

Lyn Armstrong said...

I was going to put a choccy heart in it when I manage to visit this place http://www.friarsofkeswick.co.uk/novelty-milk-chocolate-heart

Its my favourite spot at this time of year, I could hang out in it all day browsing.....