This year is all about me making things. Finishing projects. This doesn’t come naturally to me.
So far this year I’ve stitched the felt bus pincushion and now I can add the sashiko panel to my list. I picked up all the supplies at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show last year. I bought the panel, special needles and thread. Then it sat in my cupboard for 10 months.
I couldn’t read the Japanese instructions so I just searched online for instructions. Sashiko is a Japanese running stitch. The pre-printed panel featured a rabbit inside a circle which seemed pretty straight forward. I started stitching….
And found I couldn’t stop.
It was actually pretty addictive once I started. I couldn’t wait to see the pattern come to life with the thread.
I stitched the whole thing. It was only when I had finished stitching that I looked at the instructions. I had bought a cushion cover (I think!). At the moment I’ve just hung up the finished panel. I don’t need another cushion so I may adapt the panel in some way at a later date.