Last year at the FQ Retreat I signed up for the Sample Swap. I enjoyed it so much I have put my name down for round two this year. I need to make four of the same item to be swapped with my group at the Retreat. So today I got down to designing an embroidery for the hoops I plan on giving.
I decided on using the Underground symbol as inspiration as I wanted the hoop to reflect the London roots of the Retreat. I also decided I would go with embroidery floss instead of perle cottons for a change. I rounded up the necessary supplies and got to tracing out the pattern.
And then I started stitching.
One down. Several more to go. But at least I have made a start.
Damn if you're making four then I'm not in your group - Sad faceReplyDelete
Chocolate is, of course, a necessaryReplyDelete
tool! These are going to be terrific.
this is so perfect. I hope I am lucky enough to be in your groupReplyDelete
That chocolate looks amazing, never mind the hoops!ReplyDelete
These are perfect-I opted to make cushion covers, so I definitely won't be in your groupReplyDelete
Oooo yay I hope I am in your group!!ReplyDelete
Wot?? No French knots?? Sorry to tease!ReplyDelete
It looks great and is a fab reminder of what will be a fab time! Am still pondering my effort!
I'm also not in your group, damn! :o)ReplyDelete
ohhh damn I'm not in your group either :(ReplyDelete
bugger, seems I won't be in your group either :( Great hoop design!ReplyDelete
I feel a bit of envy coming over me. Pleeease may I be in your group? Pretty please! Di xReplyDelete
What, no million and one knots this year? Are you sure you don't want to fill that red circle in? ;o)ReplyDelete
They're fab! Am still pondering what to make for my swap (I plumped for crochet - eek) xReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea! I saw your design and thought 'If she's doing French/colonial knots I hope that's a really small design and a really big pen/bar of chocolate!' but it turns out you've been sensible this year ;o) Are you keeping one for yourself?ReplyDelete
They are brilliant, very cool design!ReplyDelete
Is there a way I can block everyones posts about the FQR?? :(
Love this idea, fab design! I bet I won't be in your group either :(ReplyDelete
That chocolate is AMAZINGReplyDelete
Where are the french knots Susan??????ReplyDelete
And not a knot to be seen!ReplyDelete
Are your threads always so tidy? Could you tidy mine please?!! The design is brilliant! You could always make a fifth..wink, wink!!ReplyDelete
Love this design. What a great keepsake for the people in your group. (of which I am obviously not part because Im going to be stuck in Australia - working !)ReplyDelete
Happy to have been 'supply fairy'!ReplyDelete
Looking good without the knottiness!
Your group is a very lucky one!ReplyDelete
These will be a brilliant memento of the w.e. for whoever gets them. JxoReplyDelete
Such a fab idea Susan - they will be perfect!ReplyDelete
what a fantastic design, love it! =)ReplyDelete
Oh, I love it. Absolutely fab idea.ReplyDelete
Brilliant idea and, of course, brilliantly executed.ReplyDelete
:drools over the pretty hoop:
Oh, that´s a fun idea - looking like the tube sign. Maybe I get one of those ;-)ReplyDelete
Great idea, but sadly if you're making 4, it's not for me!ReplyDelete
Woah! You have such patience (not to mention skill!) I am not a natural embroiderer so this is worst nightmare for me! I would happily home one, though. *g*ReplyDelete
Love it's originality, it's London-ness.ReplyDelete
it's important to have the chocolate there in case of emergencies, or to boost energy, or to spark creativity, or to provide the opportunity for reflection, or to.....you get my drift?ReplyDelete