Merry Christmas to all my followers who have become my friends. I hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy the company of family and friends on Dec 25.
Is it because I am getting older that the years are going faster.....or has the world gained speed all over. This year just seems to sped by. I have barely had time to tidy up from xmas last year and here it is time to put up the tree again.
Even though I have not been here much this year, there has been some stitching.
happening. i finally finished my butterfly cushion front. I removed all my terrible attempt at long and short stitch on the flowers and just replaced them with outlines.
Now all I have to do is make up the cushion itself and find an owner for it.
Because I am so hopeless at long and short stitch I decided to have another look at Mary Corbetts Tutorial. That and with the help of instructions from the above book showing a clear picture of the stitch I was able to complete this attempt.
What I achieved is shown on the top left above worked in wool thread, and I think if I keep practising I might get the hang of it. The other two pictures are also part of the band sampler I have started. Yes I am definitely one of those people who starts something new before finishing the previous projects.
There has also been more finishing off of pages for the fabric book as well.
|Fly stitch sampler I did when I first started embroidery|
|Lily sumptuous stitches workshop top is a sampler of Mountmellic work. The tatting flower was a gift from my friend Suztats|
Which now brings me to my shopping spree....well only a tiny spree, but guess what I bought... another book!....yes another one. But this one I have yearned for for so long so when I saw it, I could not resist so dragged out the credit card and took a big breath and bought it online
It was wonderful recently to see my Day Lillies flowering. They are such a bright happy colour and are growing just outside my window.
|see you in 2014|