Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tablecloth



With the evenings getting longer, I'm already getting a bit in the winter mood, and red is the perfect winter colour to me. So I bought a cheap tablecloth to exercise my embroidery a bit.
For the eyes of the rabbit I tried my first french knots. If you want to try this, use this tutorial, it's great. It took me a bit of cursing and trying again and again, but here is the result. Not that bad for a first time.

And Ward was watching my progress with a lot of interest.
This afternoon, my dear husband found these wooden spools in an old cupboard in the garage. I think this box belonged to my grandmother.

9 comments:

Andylynne said...

That is so cute, I love needle work. You have done a fine job.I bet the table cloth is going to be cute. Your kitty is adorable as well. Do you keep the threads away form the cats? With mine I have to be so careful, and it can really cause problems if they injest them.

Sabine said...

They are only tempted to take my threads when I am knitting or crocheting.

Zee said...

I guess your garage is full of treasures!!! Look at those colors, did not fade! Wonderful box and great embroidery you are doing. I never did anything decent on embroidery...procrastinating...one of these days I will try!

rike said...

funny little rabbit, love that style!
wunderful fotos!

kOEN said...

Isn't your husband amazing! So sweet to go on a treasure hunt in the garage. I bet he was so excited when he came to show you what he dug up. Anyway, I think it's wonderful when you find something you completely forgot about, but still interests you.

pussman said...

And it are exactly your colors, that bleu! isn't it??
Did you know that christophe (from michel) got a baby sun??

carrie said...

That is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the color red, especially in the fall.

Natalie said...

I think your bunny in a tea-cup is charming... you have mastered the French knots ;-)
Hello Ward... he looks like he is guiding you, like an attentive teacher.

Viola said...

Thanks Sabine for tutorial,bunny very nice,cat beautiful!!!!!!!!