Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A new Blackwork project

It’s my Grandma’s 90th birthday in just over a fortnight’s time, and I’ve decided to try my hand at making another Blackwork birthday card. When I had made the Blackwork birthday card for my Grandma’s niece a few months ago, it had dawned on me that I would need to do likewise for my Grandma; otherwise her nose could be put severely out of joint. It’s not just something that I feel obliged to do, but something that I want to do.

Unfortunately, because I’ve been so wrapped up in my ITQ course, time had somehow lost its meaning, and my Grandma’s birthday had been inadvertently pushed to the back of my mind.

For my Grandma’s card, I’ve decided to use the gorgeous Blackwork design Rosa, by Jeanne Dansby over at Byrd’s Nest. The design can be found on Jeanne’s Blackwork smalls page, which features a collection of other delightful designs. As time is limited, I’d prefer not to waste it by ordering in supplies (unless absolutely necessary), so am hoping to stitch and embellish the design using threads and seed beads that are in my possession.


Ginnie said...

thanks for visiting my blog, I see you live in the West Midlands the same as me !
Hope you get to do your Grandma's card in time, blackwork is so beautiful.

Rainy Day Crafter said...

I'm sure you'll get the card finished in plenty of time, and Rosa is a lovely looking design so the card will no doubt be beautiful! :)

CrazyStitcher said...

Ginnie and Rainy Day - Thank you for your comments. I made a start on Rosa on Wednesday. Yesterday, I was all set to embellish it, when I decided that I really wasn't happy with the quality of my stitching. I ended up unpicking all the stitching and starting afresh, and have to say I'm pleased that I did.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Exciting news! Look forward to seeing it when you get it finished ;) Sorry to hear about your stitching problems, but I'm glad that you feel happy with it now!

CrazyStitcher said...

Aurelia - All the stitching is now complete, so shouldn't be long before I have a card to display. :-D