Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Design For Neck

This is the design I drew  today for doing Mirror work.Thanks Leela for your design.That can be used as it is.As such it is very good,and can be used without mirror work.I will take a print out and keep it.Waiting for your suggestions and comments on this design. Working on what stitches  to be used in this.Will do a trial piece and proceed.

Filling Stitch

This a filling stitch I learnt from the internet(You Tube). This video was in Spanish(my guess),but the making was very clear. I think Leela must be knowing the name of the stitch:)..Thank you Leela for telling me the name of the new stitch which was Spanish knotted feather stitch. I made a mistake in this one and you can see it below the letters.Will be more attentive when I do the next one.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mirror Work

Today I was in no mood to do anything useful:)..Was just browsing the net for some new stitches and design.I have got a lot to stitch,but before that I wanted to do some embroidery on those clothes.Suddenly I thought of doing mirror work and so once again browsed Ina's blog for that.And here is what I tried today..
Not so perfect but will try and get the perfection.I did this with 2 strands of silk thread.Anybody have a design for the neck which can incorporate this mirror work? Please send me some designs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


As I said I learnt crochet and tried this in bottle cap.I learnt from my sister in law(brothers wife) and here it is.Though this has not come out well,I will surely try and give my best.But going to complete the flower in needle lace and do one more with crochet.Thank you once again Latha for being an inspiration for me to learn crochet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One More

I stitched one more for my grand daughter.The material available with me was just enough for a stitching this A Line frock.Only the pieces which was cut from the arm hole and neck was left behind..

Inspiration from crochet

This is an inspiration from Latha's blog, where she has posted  a bottle cap trivet.I made this in padded needle lace by filling it in concentric circles.But this is no way near that.I will soon post it in crochet also.Again thank you Latha for sharing that wonderful work.I used DMC perle cotton 5 for this.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I stitched a frock for my grand daughter,and here it is..

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I learnt this stitch from my friend.It looks like a Ric Rac Lace and I fell in love the moment I saw it.It is very easy to stitch too.This will be a beautiful border stitch and here is the tutorial for this.

Start a few mm below the starting point.

And here is the finished one.I hope you understand the stitch and like it too..

Sunday, September 2, 2012


This is an embroidery hoop which I bought in a garage sale in the US for a dollar.This is mainly used for embroidery kits with size limitation.Only rectangle or square piece of cloth or canvas can fit into it.Only the width is limited but the length is not.It depends on the thickness of the fabric. Now I am planning to make a sampler for stitches which I like very much.The cloth is inserted in a slit in the longer side and can be rolled to get the needed tension of the fabric.Then the nut is tightened to maintain the tension.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stacked Chain Stitch

Though I have a lot of uncompleted projects, I was simply browsing the net for some new stitches and bumped into Annet's blog and found this wonderful stitch.I went through the tutorial again and again till I understood the stitch.I did one row of plain stacked chain stitch and one with beads.The beads I had was not that good,but I still used it to just get the feel of it.

With Beads