Saturday, 13 August 2022

And Sew it Begins...

Hello,

Before it became too hot, I dug up a clump of chives from my herb bed earlier in the week and repotted them in fresh compost. D gave them a good haircut and watering. They are now in our garage/utility, which is bright but cool to allow them to settle down. By Friday, they had already started to grow back again. The chopped-off ' chive hair' were used to flavour evening meals and the remainder was frozen in ice cubes for later use.

If you were wondering about the sewing reference in the blog title for today, this is why: I have started a new x stitch picture this week. 

 

Rather, four pictures that pick up a theme to complete the composition. It took ages to find a suitable frame that wasn't too expensive. I could find plenty of frames for three pictures, but I really needed four for this project. Eventually, I found just the right one.

 


I have marked out where each design will go, so hopefully there won't be any wrongly placed pictures!

 


Here are the first few stitches. I am going to take my time and enjoy this project and watch as the pictures slowly appear.


Next week I am not going to be online, which is why I'm posting this morning instead of in my usual spot on Sunday evening, but I will be back soon. Wherever you are in the world, thank you for visiting me, and have a wonderful week x

8 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued! I wonder what your project is going to be - the four seasons perhaps? I used to do cross stitch years ago and think I stopped because I couldn't see the holes properly. I like how your four pots of chives pick up on the frame for four pictures - a nice link. Enjoy your time offline. x

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    1. I am enjoying cross stitching but I do need good light to work in so no good for an evening project. You know I never noticed the chives and frames connections before but now you mention it ...! But it was just happy coincidence :)

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  2. I should be doing exactly the same with my chives......but it's too hot!

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    1. I left mine in a cool spot in the garage and they have grown tremendously in a week. The weather seems to be cooling off a little now which I am sure the plants are thankful for.

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  3. I am intrigued to find out what the pictures will be. Xx

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    1. I have been doing a little more cross stitching while we were away but it is going to take a few weeks to do. I will show you the progress in a while x

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  4. Of course I'm looking forward to your cross-stitch work :-)) And I hope you have something nice planned for next week... keep your fingers crossed :-) and send you lots of happy Saturday greetings

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    1. The cross stitching is slow but very enjoyable, at least until the threads get tangled then not such fun :)
      We have had a lovely week, I hope you have too x

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