Yesterday was my day for works in progress, so after finishing the little cardigan, I set to on the second of a couple of cottages I was conducting a bit of an experiment with. And having completed it, I now need some opinions on whether my experiment was useful, so I am hoping you, dear readers will help!
I normally stitch these cottages (which are stamp book cases) entirely by hand. They turn out something like this, complete with wobbly windows and doors and a very individual look.
But the windows do take quite a time to do, so I thought I'd have a go at doing some of the stitching one the machine. So here, the windows, door, porch and stems and branches have been machined, then the flowers and leaves added by hand.
Mr U-t-B likes the machined version, but it's a bit too neat for me (which sounds a bit strange, but I'm sure you know what I mean!)
I'd really appreciate feedback - the hand stitched version has always proved popular at the Maltings Market - would part-machine-stitched go down as well? What do you think?
I also squeezed in a bit of knitting.
Yes, I guess I broke the rules (AGAIN!) in sort of starting something on a Wednesday.
BUT I consider that I started this project on Tuesday, when I bought the yarn and dithered over which pattern to knit up ...
AND I can knit whilst watching TV and 'Who Do You Think You Are?' began again yesterday, which I like (especially as there is NEVER anything good on TV these days)...
AND you have to knit quickly for babies before they outgrow what you are making for them!
I think I'll give up on 'Work-in-Progress Wednesday' (though I won't give up on the projects I planned it for) as I'm not very good at keeping to my own 'rules' it would seem...