Hello again my friends, another long absence, but I have been busy. It is also winter here so I have virtually been hibernating.
I have been working on the pages of my fabric book and wanted to share these below with you. Originally the book was to be all about Tast Stitches I have now decided to include pages of my early attempts at embroidery.
The photo below is my very first example when I went to learn basic stitching from Debbie Mercer in 1994. These particular stitches were in preparation for two projects with her...a silk ribbon bouquet and a crazy patchwork cushion.
In 1998 I undertook a creative embroidery course by correspondence and this was my very first sampler on running stitch
I have many special memories of the people who helped me along the way and who encouraged me so much. Now I look back on some of my early work and shudder, but I was fortunate to mix with people who never discouraged me and only gave me the will to continue.
This week I am off back to the farm for a couple of weeks, where it wont be so cold and there is a fireplace. I will still be "on the air" with my tablet and fancy wifi.
Before I go I would also like to share some photos of my pot garden. At last my strawberries are fruiting with a lot more to grow and ripen and I have tomatoes coming along. My herbs are also flourishing.
As you can see the gum tree in the park is still shedding leaves everywhere.
bye for now