(. . . but first a few plane trails. Wonder where they are all going?)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012
. . . mostly on the sunny days.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Some fresh (for me, anyway) ideas for postcards, for a workshop coming up next week.
Landscapes from scraps - pinned, looked at with a window, waiting for some stitching.
We had a very inspiring speaker at the West Country Embroiderers Dorset Day back along, among other things showing beading embroideries. I've eventually got round to doing some small bits.
And the ancient hexagon quilt is being finished. I had to square off a large, roughly circular section and extend it. Just have about 5 rows to add now, then it must have a border added, then all the rest - wadding, backing, quilting . . . But I love hexagons!
Granddaughter Hannah came home to us after her last day of the summer term and wanted to make something for her mum - so here's a lovely little bookwrap, all stitched by her on my machine, plus a handmade book inside it.
And the rest of the beady bits!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
. . . since January, help. I have done more stitching than this, but not taken photos evidently. And in the meantime blogger has updated itself and I'm not quite sure what I'm doing. That'll teach me to ignore the blog.
So, first, the latest stitching work for church, an altar frontal for Pentecost, hexagons with flame shapes appliquéd on top, made by Threads of Faith, our church stitching group.
This one raided my stash of buttons inherited from my grandmothers, and include several from army uniforms.
Quilt et TextilKunst in Munich.
How do you get tags on with this new setup?
Thursday, February 02, 2012
We had Christmas in Germany, near Munich, and one of our trips was to a Wildpark at Poing. A delightful bird feeder caught the eye and gave Derek inspirsation . . .
. . . so far so good . . .
Success!, but so far only a robin and two blue tits have dropped by, oh, and a squirrel. But I don't think we'll ever get a nuthatch, not being in a forest like the inspiration source.
And sawing up salvaged timber for the woodburner yields some interesting results:
Turn it round:-
Valentine's Day coming up.
And the next project . . . . trouble is, builders round here don't have discarded bits of log, onlly pallets and unwanted roof beams and bits.
. . . . but a big freeze is on its way from Finland. Nice of them to share it!
First, a Christmas rose . . .
. . .or two (or three) . . .
. . . food for the blackbirds (these apples are all very small, that's why they didn't get eaten by the local humans) . . .
. . .touch of purple . . .
. . . and of white . . .
. . . and two nice smelly ones, a sweet shrub . . ( I can't remember the name of this one, though a kind blog reader told me it last year when I asked if anyone knew it. Are you still there?)
. . . and a rose.