Thursday, 16 May 2013

IHSW and UFO #11 The 8th century floor tile

It's IHSW weekend! I again have a child free weekend and hope to get quite a bit of stitching done.

Things I'm going to work on are:
1. Awning for the neighbour that I started last autumn and MUST finish soon.
2. Mike's Mushrooms as it's high time I picked that up again.
3. Possibly also do a bit more of the floor tile.

Speaking of the floor tile it's probably a good idea to show you where I am with it now.  Above you see where it was last time I updated you. I managed to get more of the brown (3021) thread that I needed Tuesday afternoon and I completed the framework stitching. I have also just about reached the corner with the colours as I only have 18 stitches left to do on the last dark green loop and then the little bit in the corner before I've reached the half way point with filling in colours.
While working my mind has been busy thinking about the centre area. I'm not so sure I want to go head and do the tile floor filling I had planned as I keep thinking of just using this as a frame for another embroidery - but I'm not sure what to do yet.  I keep thinking of doing something in blackwork, possibly an owl or a bit inspired by the floor tile I saw in Maastricht in the St. Servaas church last week when I was there with my bf. Time will tell what I end up doing as right now I have plenty of time to think about it :)


  1. It's looking AMAZING!!!! What ideas do you have for the center? Something Mediterranean? Turkish? Greco-Roman? It sounds like you have about 18 ideas rolling around in your noggin' :D

    1. Lets see.. first idea is Israeli, from the same book and church as the border... then there is the idea inspired by the Dutch church... the blackwork owl patterns I've partially made while playing with that idea... umm... yeah.. this is the downside of having to change the original plans - as it was supposed to be a frame for a photo of me and ex as I started this when we were still married hehe.

    2. haha! I now see the full dilemma of what to put in the center :D

    3. Hehe I had a feeling you'd understand :)