Also, it really was time to get a few project closer to being finished as I thought about it and haven't finished anything of note since late June. Dreadful. So this past week I've been dutifully stitching away on the couch and I've finished the stitching part of two projects.
On the left is my sashiko panel which I had planned to turn into the first ever throw cushion for my bed and on the right is an embroidered bit of ink and spindle's birch trees line, destined to be a clock for a friend's engagement present.
Of course, now that I see them next to each other and realise that they are about the same size, my mind is thinking how cool a sashiko clock might be? Oh the decisions!!! Turn this one into a clock too or make this one a cushion and stitch up another panel for a clock? I am really liking the idea of it being a clock, and lets face it, the throw cushion will never stay on my bed because I hardly ever make it.
I tried to make the red robins look a bit feathery by doing little stitches and using three strands of browns in different shades to add a bit of depth.
I'm catching up with my friend this weekend so I need to get gluing and decide whether to use small wooden numbers or buttons to finish off the clock.
What do you think?