Sorry I have been missing from blogland for so long, not because I wanted to just have been having a break and lurking. Nothing exciting has happened lately since I returned from holidays, except catching up on things round the house.
Also have been in a slump and not felt like stitching.....just lurking round the internet and watching tv.
Finally I have pulled myself up by the bootstraps and finished of this which was a work in progress. My creative mojo seems to have gone on holiday too, so all these stitches I am behind with are on the one piece of embroidery. Not very inspiring, but they are completed and that is my aim at the moment.
This is the piece I had as a WIP, and now after adding some buttonhole wheels and beads I have completed as much as I am going to with this. The background fabric is one that I dyed from a workshop I attended some weeks ago.
It has been so cold here still, that I wanted to know what the temperatures were...sort of a masochistic thing.....so purchased this little gadged which sticks itself to the outside of the window so I can see how hot/cold it is before I decide to venture outside.
Oh, and I should mention that I have been shopping too. Have a wedding to go to in October in Melbourne, and decided I would wear an outfit from another wedding, but add a different top under the jacket. After walking the length of the main street the other day, I was about to give up finding something suitable, when I spied a lovely blingy top on a rack outside a shop. It was just what I had in mind, and it fitted perfectly on my new slim body. The best part was it was reduced from $200 to $50 because a few of the beads had come loose.
Easily fixed with the little bag of spare beads and sequins that came with the top, and feel very pleased with my bargain.