Sunday, 8 September 2013

Stitching Sunday

I am so excited to be joining in with Chrissie and her Stitching Sundays. I have really been looking forward to this as I have recently had a couple of lessons from my Mum whilst being on holiday, and I can honestly say that I absolutely love doing a little embroidery.



 
 
Over the last couple of weeks I have done a bit of stitching here and there, a few fairies, gnome's and flowers, but my next project, along with finishing off the last couple of stitches on the flowers, fairies and gnome's, is to start my little robin. I love robin's and for me it always signifies winter and Christmas. It was interesting to learn that the reason that people started putting robin's on Christmas cards, was linked to the fact that the 'Robin Postmen' wore red uniforms at Christmas, which is what inspired them to put robin's on Christmas cards.
 



I didn't trace the little robin, but just drew it straight on the linen fabric. I prefer using a pencil for my drawings, maybe because I feel it is a little less permanent and also because it works just fine for me.

 

I am also hopeful that I will find some time over the coming weeks to start this mixed media project, where I will be using some ribbon and also embroidery floss. It is a really sweet teacup that my Mum bought for me in South Africa and to be honest even though I feel a little apprehensive about starting something so big, I am equally excited about it.
 



Fortunately Mum also gave me her little box with ribbon and I am so pleased she has, as it is seems to be a tricky business trying to do it on line, so if any of you have any advice with regards to where to find a good ribbon stockist (Chrissie), then please share away.

 
So, now it is just a case of getting started and I so look forward to the next couple of weeks of stitching with Chrissie and also for seeing other people's creations, such fun! Chrissie also has a fab button/badge for the stitch along that you can add to your blog if you haven't already done so.
 
 
So that's it for now on the stitching front. Hope you have all enjoyed a good weekend, ours have been wonderful and after a chilly night last night, it was time to get the Eidies out as we will most certainly need them from now on.
 
 
With that wishing you a snuggly Sunday and best wishes for a lovely week full of happy stitching moments.

Warm Wishes
Hannapat
xoxo


35 comments:

  1. I am already having so much fun with the Stitching Sundays, mainly because I'm loving seeing what everyone plans to do - and the amazing artistic talents! Your robin is soooooo pretty - I'm going to ask you to upload it so we can all have a go! ;-) And I'd love to chat about ribbon embroidery - send me an email via my blog and we can discuss stockists...and future Stitching Sunday projects! I would absolutely love to do a ribbon embroidery project next, along with you and your teacup...Chrissie x

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    1. That all sounds like heaps of fun. I will try and put the robin on my blog so people can download it (eek haven't a clue where to start?!). My email should be attached to my link on your blog, if you can't see it let me know and I will forward. All sounds great!! xoxo

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  2. It looks like you've made a great start, I love your sweet robin, it would look amazing as a Christmas decoration. I look forward to seeing how you are doing each week. BTW, I love your eiderdown!!!! Have a great week. Deb x

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    1. Thanks Deb, yes, that is the purpose for this little chap. Thanks for your sweet comments xoxo

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  3. Your little Robin is so sweet, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone embriodery.
    Clare
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Claire, the feeling is mutual xoxo

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  4. Hi lovely Hannapat - so many lovely things to look at! I love all your hoop stitchings, they are sooooo sweet; and your little robin - I'm really looking forward to seeing him in colour - he's one of my very favourite birds. Thank you for the info on him too, I hadn't heard that before! Those little snippets of information that slip into blogging really add to the excitement and ongoing interest, thank you!
    Your beautiful teacup is very special - a huge project to take on and the notion of ribbon is very enticing as I've never done any stitching involving ribbon! So I'm looking forward to watching your progress all round!
    Good to hear your weekend was a good one, and won't it be so nice to cuddle into that gorgeous eiderdown now that the heat of summer has gone!
    Enjoy your stitchy times lovely girl,
    Joy xo

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    1. Thanks lovely Joy for always leaving such sweet comments. I always look forward to hearing from you, so thanks! I am pleased that you learned something about Mr Robin and Christmas, it was new to me too and such a sweet story. I am not so sure how I am going to tackle him as yet, but hopefully at some point soon I will have an eureka moment. Yes the eidie was much appreciated last night with bits of frost overnight, so things have chilled down significantly in our neck of the woods. I will however add that it is a glorious autumnal day here, the sun is out and it's a beauty. Hope that you're change to Spring is pleasant and refreshing after the winter. Happy week and enjoy your stitchy moments lovely Joy. Much love xoxo

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  5. The little robin is just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing the completed work!

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    1. Thanks Trishie, I am sure I will have fun working this little chap. xoxo

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  6. Dear Hannapat
    I think your robin is lovely and it will be great to watch your progress (although I am sure you'll be quicker than a beginner like me!)
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie, we are both in it together my dear, I am still very new to all this. I am sure we will have fun! xoxo

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  7. Love the sweet little robin! Looking forward to seeing his progress.... I loved having a little peek and your pretty stitching supplies too.
    Marianne x

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    1. Thanks Marianne, I am not quite sure where to start, but hopefully once the floss arrives I will feel little wiser, well I hope so anyway. xoxo

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  8. They're going to be beautiful. I love that little robin, you did a great job sketching him. The teacup looks very intricate and I am sure it will be gorgeous and a lot of fun to work on.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, the teacup is so sweet and to be honest I can't wait to get some more hours in the day to start working on it. Happy week lovely xoxo

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  9. Beautiful little robin drawing, Hannapat....it will make a wonderful embroidery! Enjoy your stitching and have a happy week!
    Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen, I most probably aimed a little high, but hey ho or shall I say hey high, it will be fun! xoxo

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  10. Beautiful stitchings and the robin is darling and will be so sweet stitched!! I need to get one of those standing hoops! So neat!! Have a lovely week sweet Hannapat! xo Heather

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    1. Thanks lovely Heahter. The hoop is actually one that you sit on and they are really inexpensive. I was surprised when I bought mine. Thanks for your sweet comments as always xoxo

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  11. Hannapat I adore embroidery but just wish I could do it - your robin is so sweet and the teacup design is wonderful, can't wait to see the finished product - we must meet up soon, would love a coffee and a cake with you.
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Yes Dorothy, I agree a cuppa needs to be put into action. Hopefully we can have one at this month's Treacle, or maybe let me know when you are out this way. xoxo

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  12. I think the robin is going to look so charming. I like the robin Story too!

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    1. Thanks Jo, I am just waiting for my floss to arrive so I can start stitching. Clearly not very organised for this xoxo

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  13. How wonderful, I love your robin ,freehand that's amazing. I cant do embroidery but I adore it so much.......I love the angel with the ribbon wings ,

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Heldasland, it is so lovely that you have stopped by xoxo

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  14. Hi Hannapat,

    It sure looks like you have been having quite a bit of fun stitching! I wish I could draw freehand. Your little Robin is adorable.

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    1. Thanks Donna, My drawing really isn't any good, I think I just got lucky with this little chap. Thanks for your sweet comments xoxo

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  16. These are super sweet Hannapat! So great that you are doing a bigger project alongside the smaller ones too, look forward to watching your progress! Have a lovely day :-) Mel x

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    1. Thanks Mel, erm yeah, what was I thinking as I haven't started with either yet, hey ho! Thanks for your lovely comment my dear xoxo

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and the compliments on my pinafore, I felt like a beauty after reading it!! Jo x

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  18. Eiderdowns and little embroidery projects, how perfect. I love the little robin, fairy and gnomes! xxxx

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  19. That looks like a lovely project. It will be fun to work with one big project and a few little ones. I didn't know that about the robins on the Christmas cards, I love details like that. x

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  20. Loving the cup design, and the robin ... you are going to have such fun with these :)

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