Silk Rosebud scissors keeper by C.A. Wells
Soft white Northern Cross linen (35 count)
Stitched with Soie Cristale
I spent most of September working on a few different Hardanger projects: the doily I made last year; a small table runner from an issue of Burda Hardanger, and another small Burda Hardanger doily. The doilies are still in progress, so there’s nothing to show off yet. Unfortunately I wasn’t too fond of the table runner pattern to begin with (but it looked like it would go quickly, so I chose it anyway) and then I didn’t like the variegated thread I chose; it’s much too bright for me. I hoped the runner would grow on me as it progressed, but no. I don’t think it’s nice enough to give away as a gift either, so I’ve put it aside for now.
Another Hardanger gift is in the queue; I love the design and hopefully the variegated thread I’ve chosen for it will work well with the pattern. The skein is on order from my LNS and I’m eager to get started once it shows up. Meanwhile, I needed a break from the dozens of eyelets on the pink doily and weaving the lacy edge on the other doily (which may be another disaster, or not … will find out soon), and this dainty little three-sided scissor fob was a perfect fit: stitched and finished in one day.