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Showing posts from July, 2013

Boutis on the Go

Before leaving for home in Vancouver at the beginning of August, we are planning to spend a little time driving about the French country. Between following road signs and being "Mme. GPS", I may have a little time for some stitchery in the car. (Maybe more wishful thinking then reality!!!). However, we can dream. To practice "le point arriere" (back stitch), the stitch I seem to be focussing on this summer, I chose to make "Les capucines", one of Mme. Francine Born's smaller designs. For this pattern, yellow batiste is suggested as the backing, yellow thread for the stitching and white, yellow and green coloured yarn for the cording. This is Mme. Born's finished class example, keeping true to her recommended colour specifications. Here is my work in progress of "Les capucines", using her recommendations for materials and colour choices for the fabric and thread. For the cording, I will likely stay more monochromatic and s