Friday, November 19, 2010

FRIDAY'S KNITTING & CROSS STITCHING!!~~~~~



Hi ladies ... a lovely pleasant day here in Melbourne today and I have achieved a bit of "CRAFTING"..~~~

No tennis & still just lying on 'the couch" .... BUT I have achieved a bit??

Knitted & sewed BIGGISH flowers/rosettes??~~~....

the base/bottom part of the rosette, I knitted in a nice rich red CHENILLE yarn...

(as it was a very thick yarn & very kind of yukky to knit , i altered the pattern a tad to make it easier to knit , and it did eventuate as a NICE BIG FLOWER/rosette.....

I then sewed other rosettes (as I call them!)...which I had knitted the other day...embellished a bit more..

to achieve a 3 x tiered BIG ROSETTE..??

great to add a brooch to the back??

Place on top of a xmas pressie??

OR as my mum would want...TO embellish one of her 100's of berets she has!!!

Soo I am quite happy with the result of these knitted goodies....
after lots of twisting & turning of my fab "cath kidston" wooden knitting needles...

passing slip stitches over...knitting 2 stitches together etc..

(my mum came to see me today...dad was here of course early to check "me out"..& mum was constantly talking whilst I was trying to count what stitches I had slipped/passed over/turned around...)...

Love you mum...BUT i had to COUNT what i was doing otherwise a slipped/lost stitch is a "NO NO"~~~~~~

Anyway...I also cross stitched in grey thread on cream 14 count Aida cloth...
the letter "A".....

I have LOTS of little cross stitch themed goodies to do in this colour scheme...
then frame in some gorgeous vintage frames I have..which I intend to paint in black chalkboard paint!!!

(well that is the EVENTUAL plan...)....

have a fab weekend everyone...

xx andrea


7 comments:

Tamarah said...

SERIOUSLY Andrea I'm LOVIN' these & they would make GREAT brooches....I reckon FOR SURE these will be PERFECT....If you can stand to make 100++ though....hahahahaha....!!

Hope your folks are well....!

Have a GREAT weekend....!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Andrea,
Hey, these knitted flowers are really cute!
I hope those horse tablets have kicked in and you're feeling better!
Enjoy the sunshine we'll have this weekend.
Hugs,
Anna

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

It was lovely weather and good to hear your happy and resting abit.
Have to agree they'd look great on hat!

Daniela said...

Hello!!Beautiful blog!!!Congratulations. Bye...

Bayside Rose said...

So many talented people around aren't there?...and you are one of them Andrea.

Well done on your amazing crafting.

Pam x

Alison Gibbs said...

HI Andera cute crafting!!
Hope you are feeling better now
Alison

Andreas said...

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