Friday, 7 August 2020

A Circle a Rectangle and a Couple of Squares

The circle 

Is another embroidery finish! I really enjoyed making this, when my interest in embroidery was recently revived  I began to visit several sewing blogs and in doing so got so much inspiration. I was directed to a Facebook group group called Love and Hugs from Australia.  During lockdown a number of designers had got together to design free blocks to be embroidered and then made into a quilt.  As my sewing skills aren't good enough to make a quilt I decided to embroider those which appealed to me and then use them as wall hangings.  You can use the simplest of embroidery stitches and they still look charming.  This is the first one I have completed.....





and the second one is well under way....






The Rectangle

Corner2Corner  must be the one of the most versatile crochet techniques there is.  It's so easy to work the exact size that you need,  in this case I needed a rectangle, a rather large rectangle measuring  20"x 60" to be used as a bed runner, these are placed on the end of dementia patients beds so that it helps them to recognise which bed is theirs.  What a simple but great idea.




I thought that this would be an ideal way to use up some of my Aran stash, I was so happy with the colours I found.  I had nearly two balls of the multicolored yarn and found all these smaller balls which I thought matched exactly...



then I got started on the stripes, 





I really enjoyed making this because working c2c is so quick you don't even have to look at it.  


The only drawback I suppose is all the ends but I try to weave these in as I go along so that I don't have that many at the end.  I love how it turned out I think these colours go so well together and I was left with practically no yarn at all which all in all is a very satisfying 540 grams of yarn busted.  




I hope that this bed runner will do the job for which it's intended.




The Squares





I used c2c again with yarn from my stash, these needed to be 12"x 12" 

Memory squares, two identical squares to be put with others to make two identical blankets, one to be given and buried with a terminally ill patient when they pass and one to be given to the family as a keepsake.  So very sad but hopefully these blankets will offer a little comfort for those who have lost a love one.


Have a lovely weekend! the temperatures are going to be high in the UK over the next few days and people will be flocking to the beaches, this virus is still very much out there so please be cautious and stay safe! 😘😘

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27 comments:

  1. Your embroidery is so pretty and such a lovely saying too. What a great idea those bed runners are. I remember my mum at the start of her dementia journey being in hospital and being so upset because she'd been to the toilet and she didn't know which her bed was, she was so panicked. Hopefully, the bed runners will avoid people going through the same thing.

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  2. Beautiful embroidery ! Gorgeous stripes !!!! The color mix is amazing !!!!
    Have a shinny weekend !
    Anna

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  3. I'm in awe of all your work, Linda. I especially love the embroidery. I never have the opportunity for crafting during the summer months but I'll be on the look out for something to get stuck into as soon as the weather turns. X

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  4. I love the embroidery projects. And the idea of a bed runner is fantastic, I must mention this to a senior group when we can get back together again. Last year we made twiddle muffs for Alzheimer patients and this would be a great project. You certainly have been busy with various projects.

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  5. You did some beautiful embroidery work and the blanket is gorgeous. You are so talented Linda. Thanks for the blog visit and have a nice weekend.

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  6. As always you have been busy my friend. Your projects are wonderful. I have never tried corner to corner, I must give it a go. Stay safe.

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  7. Best Things is a lovely embroidered project. It nicely stands along by itself.

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  8. Pretty little embroidery, so sweet. And the crochet bed runner is such a great idea for helping patients find their own bed.

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  9. Your embroidery is very pretty. I love that C2C afghan idea for dementia patients. I hadn't heard of that use before. Yours is very pretty and a great way to use up lots of bits and pieces. I also hadn't heard of the idea of making two small identical squares for the terminally ill. A sad project, but most likely comforting for the family. Stay safe.

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  10. Very much to love in this post! Your embroidery is lovely and the corner to corner piece is very beautiful.

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  11. You are so kind and thoughtful. The crochet pieces are lovely and so meaningful!

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  12. Such neat projects! The embroidery is pretty but I just love the crochet. I have never seen that pattern - thanks for mentioning it. The rectangle is so sweet and love the idea behind both the rectangle and the square blocks.

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  13. What a fabulous idea to have different coloured bed runners so dementia patients can recognise their bed. Two identical blankets.....both sad and comforting for the family. Your afghan blanket is going to be so pretty, Linda. Love your sweet embroidery, too.

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  14. Love your embroidery projects, I love using simple stitches on most of my pieces. I think there is a certain elegance in simplicity. Love you C2C runner and the squares are pretty too.

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  15. I love your pretty embroideries and the bed runner is fab.

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  16. Beautiful embroidery. Great idea for that C2C afghan for dementia patients. Have fun on your projects!

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  17. Your embroidery project is wonderful! I downloaded the pattern, but haven't started it yet... so nice to see one finished!
    I don't think I have seen a C2C project before... it's gorgeous! And a great scrappy project to use up leftover yarn! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  18. Your embroidery is beautiful - such wonderful colors and so happy. I also downloaded the pattern but haven't started mine yet.

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  19. Your embroidery is delightful! Enjoy seeing it on your wall.

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  20. Your embroidery is beautiful. I've just not been able to master c2c but I've always loved the look of it. Someday perhaps when I can sit with someone and see them do it and stop them when I get to the part that confuses me. It makes such amazing pictures and textures.

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  21. Your embroidery looks so fun and whimsical! I'm so glad you found your way back to it! Your crochet work is lovely and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. You need to insure your hands Linda!! They are precious! Talk about multitasking.You go from one craft to another and the results are fabulous!! The embroidery is beautiful such a pretty design. I also think the bed runners are a really good idea. keep well Amanda x

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  23. Great makes! I love them all! M

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  24. Oh my goodness, that embroidery is so sweet!
    I've been making one of those big balls of yarn from scraps, you know when you join them all first and then there are no ends to sew in. I'm planning c2c with that probably although I might change my mind of course! I love your stripy scrap bed runner, that is such a good idea.

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  25. Your embroidery was beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comment on my post..

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  26. So much creativity going on here! Awesome! I’ll be featuring your C2C afghan on this week’s Creative Compulsions. Beautiful!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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