Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Recently Paula showed on her blog a piece of Sashiko that she had done and this reminded me that I had several pieces that I had purchased at a local craft show about 6 years ago.
Now me being me (and probably you as well) I put them into the cupboard to do later and immediately forgot about them.
They would probably still be there except for Paula.
I finished this in 5 nights while watching TV which is a first for me(stitching and watching TV that is) and I have started the second one.
The top and bottom border lines are straight even though they are looking crooked in the photo--I didn't set them right before I took the photo and I am not going to do it again because you get the idea anyway.
The fabric is white and the thread is navy (duh) oh and don't think I am clever with the stitching because the pattern was printed on the fabric when I got it.

If you want to see the one that Paula did then go here but you will have to read her wonderful story before you get to it.
And by the way if you haven't visited her blog before then you must go and check it out.
She is the most talented lady that I "know"--she will have a go at anything to do with a needle and thread and she writes the most wonderful stories on her blog that will have you rolling on the floor laughing.
This lady can make a story about dirt (and I mean the mud variety) sound like a comedy and you will imagine that you are there at the time it is all happening.
Thanks Paula for bringing a breath of fresh air into my life.


Paddy's Daughter said...

It may have been a printed design but it is your very even stitching that is important, and the result is great! Thanks for the comment and scissors suggestion - have a look at how I (try to ) keep my thread snips handy. Sue McB

Doris said...

lovely Sachiko Doreen.

Stitchety Grub said...

Wow it looks very effective Doreen ... thanks for sharing .I love the ATC's in teh previous post and congrats on winning the giveaway ...
Britt in West Aus

Janet said...

This was something new to me. I'm completely in awe of you and all those tiny, even stitches! It's lovely. But then you always do such beautiful work.

Heather said...

So glad you fished out your Sashiko Doreen - this design is lovely. Hope to see the rest eventually!

Paula Hewitt said...

Shucks, Im blushing. Thanks Doreen, you are too kind. glad i isnpired to find that sashiko - it is beautiful.

Christine said...

As always Doreen, nice work there. I agree with you about Paula's blog too, I often find myself in tears, crossing my legs at the computer so as not to embarrass myself while laughing too hard, when reading her posts, VBG. She could right a best seller. Hope the weather in your neck of the woods isn't too chilly, Sydney is a bit damp at the moment !!

Jacky said...

Hi Doreen, your Shasiko piece is lovely. I saw the piece on Paula's blog and just loved it. I would love to do a piece, but ever the procrastinator I put it on the back burner. I should take a leaf out of your book and just have a go (I would have to draw my own design though....).
I love Paulas blog too, always lots of fun and quilts and stitcheries.
Thanks for sharing your shasiko piece with us. It is beautiful.

Jacky xox

freebird said...

I like your sashiko piece. I can see where you could work on it while watching TV. I can't do both normally so I don't watch TV. I'll have to take a look at this blog you share here - my husband already thinks I spend too much time on the computer so I really don't need another but some are just such good blogs aren't they?

Mary lin Huskamp said...

Doreen, I hopped over to Paul's blog and I must tell you I am still laughing! She certainly has a way with words and is right on to most of our thoughts. Love it! And her work is beautiful!!

Thanks for the connection.