Playing with paint

Playing with paint
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13 June 2013

Back In The Swing

Well my dear friends "life" has certainly taken me over during these past months, and I have not been able to find the motivation for my blog.  Fortunately all the issues that have reared their ugly heads have subsided for now, and I am beginning to once more feel some normality returning.

During my absence from blogging I had two trips away.  My eldest son came and collected me and took me to theirs for a couple of weeks.   It was a real healing experience and whenever I felt down the pups must have been able to tell because they would come and lie next to me on the bed.  Animals seem to have a sixth sense that some humans dont have.
on Mothers Day I received lovely flowers and cards
At Open Day for the quilt group in February, a couple of ladies asked me if I would be able to show them some stitches so they could expand their knowledge. Well the first class came to fruition 2 weeks ago, with the first small group of 6.  The ladies are all enthusiastic, and I am thoroughly enjoying this.

I worked a little design of fantasy flowers and grasses which gives a number of stitches to learn.  Things were not without their hiccups during the time I was preparing this.  First I managed to slice some skin off the tip of my thumb, then when I washed some marks out of the embroidery a couple of the colours ran.  This meant a quick trip to the shops to buy colour run remover and it all turned out ok in the end.


Bye for now 



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  2. Dear Shirley!!!!! So happy to see you on the blog again! That is such a cute photo of you on the bed with the dogs! Love those blue colors you are wearing!!! Your class sounds so awesome! I wish I was there to take it!!! Looking forward to seeing more of you!!!!!
    Xoxo-Julie

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  3. Cleo & Beau looks so happy for you to be there too! Nice to see you back blogging, my dear friend. Your sampler of stitches is very inspiring and I am sure the ladies will learn heaps and enjoy themselves in the process. xxx Di

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  4. Oops I think it is Chloe not Cleo - always get those two names mixed up!!!

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  5. It is great to have you back blogging and feeling better Shirley, we have missed your posts. Very much a lady of leisure lying on your bed!
    Good to read the class went well and the ladies are enjoying learning the stitches.

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  6. Dear Shirley ~ So good to see you and your two canine friends look like great company.

    Your needlework is really lovely. I do hope you continue to feel better with each passing day.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Hello Shirley, You have been missed greatly. I am so very happy you are back with us.. I think you are so very right about animals sensing their companions are not right.. I am so happy they were there to cheer you up.. YOUR stitchery class looks fantastic.. How wonderful those ladies have you for a teacher. YOU need to do more teaching to share you wonderful expertise in this art.. Big Warm Hugs Judy

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  8. So glad to have you posting again, Shirley! That's a wonderful pic of you with the pups. Hoping to read more of your posts and see your wonderful stitching soon! Hugs

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  9. Lovely to see you are back, even if it has taken me a few days to catch up. I am so glad you are feeling much better again now, your stitching is inspiring, no wonder the ladies asked you to teach them. Cheers.

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  10. Thank goodness you are back blogging - I was missing this - though we kept contact otherwise, and I am glad about that. It enrichens my life. Lovely photo with beloved dogs.

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  11. great to have you back. hope the funk's gone. and the teaching experience is going to further help chase the funk away.

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  12. Shirley came across your blog again.....and hopefully your feeling alot better in yourself.....ive been much the same just cannot get motivated to do anything :( apart from walk my much love fur babies :)
    embroidery stunning as usual xx

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