Thursday, 1 September 2011

Final (and fewer) ferns

Things have been really hectic at work leading up to a new product launch, which happened today, but which won't be of much interest to you unless you happen to work in the construction industry.  Late nights at the office have meant rather less time for sewing, but I've done bits when I can, and am very happy to say that I have now done the last ever ferns.  Even better, there were not only fewer of them than for the last couple of panels, but fewer than there ought to have been.

What do I mean by that?  Well, you may recall that throughout I've been hopeless at either tracing or stitching the right number of leaves, and ended up with more than I needed.  I saved these up, however, and the spare leaves make up most of two whole ferns:

All I needed to finish them off are a couple of trefoil tops and an extra leaf.

A also had a spare transfer for one fern (I miscounted an entire fern at one point), so I just needed to make new transfers for three full ones and the additional bits:

Going out with a flourish, I managed to miscount the number of leaves on one of them again, but at least I spotted this in time (or at least I think so; we may find I've gone hopelessly wrong one last time when I come to stitch them to the background).

Ironed on, framed up, and ready to go:


And finished!  Hooray!

(By the way, apologies for the ungrammatical 'St Cuthberts Banner' label; the new version of Blogger insists that the apostrophe in the label is an '&' and won't allow it.  Go figure.)


  1. I'm not surprised that some of the organisation went a bit haywire if you've been busy at work. I've come to the conclusion that there is only so much "organising-space" in any one brain!

    Looking good though, in spite of headaches along the way!

  2. This sure sounds familiar, I'm always miscounting things. Nice to be on the home stretch!

  3. In spite of all your extra commitments it's really coming along. It must be so nice to find you've got extra instead of not enough!