Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Friday, 11 March 2011

Let's snap together

I went to the sorting office to get my parcels, boy was I pleased, I have two nice pieces of 32 dpi linen in white and cream, rolled so there are not creases, and the Q-snap frames.

So I ripped open the frame pack and put them together and added my work. I have two frame sizes, 17" x 17" and 11" x 11", I have put Winter Watergarden on the big frame, It holds the work very well, and no stitching to the frames. My poor wooden frames which has given me years of good service has been tossed aside, but I still have my family sampler on a wooden frame, I saw no reason to remove it.

Last night I stitched Winter Watergarden, the frames are great to work with, I normally have a rectangle, but this is square, so for the first time I had to mark the top of my work.
I am very pleased with my work so far, I have added some beads and I'm using a glitter thread, Treasure Braid, Petite, these will be on my need to have stash list. They sew so much better than any glitter threads I have used before, they are neither bulky and do not catch as you are sewing. I am very pleased with my progress so far.

Today is a busy day, with friends we have a home cooked meal once a month at each other's houses and tomorrow is our turn to cook, so Kev and I are cooking for 6 people, it will be a 4 course meal, Kev does most of the cooking, my job is two of the dessert's and the table. we are having,

Country Vegetable soup
Carrot and Coriander soup
Beef Wellington
Salmon Wellington
Rosti potatoes
Carrots and Peas
Roast parsnips
Trio of deserts on one plate, Cream Carmel, Champagne Jelly, fresh fruit salad
French Apple Tart
Lemon Meringue Pie
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee and mints

We have one vegeterian, so we are playing safe with the soups, and we know she loves salmon, it is always a long chatty night, with loads of fun.

Sunday will be a day of rest, after a late night, I hope to get more stithing done.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you have loads of fun.

I have found a very good site in UK, for any of the items above and loads more, http://www.sewandso.co.uk/


  1. Ooh Marlene the Wintergarden is beautiful and loving the frame idea. When I did x-stitch they didn't have that frame out! Your menu sounds yummy - have a good night and weekend. I used to use sewandso too - haven't been on there for ages - might have a look!

  2. LOVE the Watergarden. Made me do a search for Treasure Braid here in the US I always hated the metallic threads because they never worked well. SOunds like these do so I might have to invest in some.

  3. I use the Sew and So site, I would recommend it to anyone - very helpful people if you have to ring up too
    Julie xxxxxx

  4. Thos Q Snaps look great, something I want to try one day. Your Wintergarden is looking lovely too. That menu looks amazing - I'm feeling hungry just reading it! Have a lovely weekend Marlene :-)

  5. Winter Watergarden is so pretty with all those little beads and glitter thread. Those Q snaps look like they do a good job holding your stitching pretty taut. I need to get some of those too. Take care and keep posting your progress on Winter Watergarden!!



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