Hardanger Journey

Good Morning,

Another week is coming to a close and I find myself, yet again, a day late posting. However, this week, I have a good reason.  I’ve been at battle with my computer. I am happy to say that I think I’ve won this battle.  After 6 weeks of frustration I think I have my computer back to where it should be.  It wasn’t easy and I had to delve deep into places on my computer where I probably shouldn’t have been in the first place. It was like playing detective, push this button and see what happens!  Let’s see how long this lasts before another crisis strikes.

So my journey down “Hardanger Lane” has been fruitful.  I have completed lessons 1-4 so far.  Not bad for my first time, if I do say so myself.  As I mentioned before, I’m teaching myself via the Internet so sometimes written instructions seem daunting when, in fact, it’s really quite easy.  That’s when I search for a video and then the light bulb goes off.  Well, is that all these words really mean????  Much easier when I can see what needs to be done. So here are my results, starting with

Lesson 1


Lesson 2lac-hardanger-lesson-2-4-of-4

Lesson 3lac-hardanger-lesson-3-1-of-2

Lesson 3 with initialslac-hardanger-lesson-3-2-of-2

Lesson 4lac-hardanger-lesson-4

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job?  Should I continue forward? I’m having trouble finding the Hardanger cloth locally but I did manage to pick up a few more color combos of threads for future projects.

Usually Hardanger is done tone on tone but it was suggested to use a contrasting thread so as to see the stitches better.  I sort of like the colors.  I did up Lesson 3 & 4 in the same colors, add my initials to the book mark and have decided to use them to make myself a pincushion and matching box to hold my scissors and needles while working on a project. Since all the pieces are small I may make the first two into pincushions as well.

I’ve taken a break from embroidery and once again making another quilt for a friend.  It will be a simple “Utility Quilt” as I’ve done before, using all scraps from my stash.

And we have started carving our pumpkins for Halloween.  I will post pics of our pumpkins next week so be sure to come back for a spooky post!!


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One Response to Hardanger Journey

  1. Fran says:

    Linda you are doing an awesome job with your Hardanger embroidery. The bookmark with your initials is beautiful. Keep on taking the lessons so you can learn more stitches. I use to cross stitch when I was younger (my eyes too). I loved it! But all that type of embroidery us too tedious for me. You sure do have a talent! Oh glad you got your computer back to where it should be.
    Hugs, Fran

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