over the past few weeks I have been reworking the little houses pattern
I have added a hoop pattern
being the wonky sort of person I am, the embroidery sits at an angle in my hoop but you are free to place it perfectly central if you prefer!
I often get asked how long it takes me to complete an embroidery and it's a difficult question to answer as part of the pleasure of embroidery for me is that I can pick it up and put it down as and when.
So I decided to try to time my stitching on this one
This was my first hour of stitching, as you can see the colours are a little different. I really didn't like these colours on the roof so the next 15 minutes were spent unpicking... 1 hour 15
the next hour, with a bit of maths home ed thrown into the middle somewhere (algebraic fractions eek) 2 hours 15
and another hour, middle son back now and needing help with his art homework in between stitches 3 hours 15
and still helping middle son while stitching. Not to mention that someone borrowed the camera in the meantime, changing the settings ... hence the strange colours. 4 hours 15
and another hour, a bit less interrupted but still can't sort the camera out. 5 hours 15
and we're on the home stretch... camera sorted children gone so why don't I fill those clouds with french knots? 6 hours 15
and the final hour, finally completed. 7 hours 15 minutes (with home ed and homework and camera fiddling included)
I can't be the only person who finds it impossible to sit and stitch with no interruptions!
The new pattern will be available over the weekend in my shop once I have written all the notes up.