Thank you all for reading my rambles. All comments are read and appreciated. There have been some great comments recently so many, many thanks. I'm sorry if I haven't managed to comment on your blog I do read them as often as I can.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November 28th

Only 2 more days then it's December. I'm starting to get into Christmas and have written some of my cards, not all, but the list is written and I've done some of the letters that go inside. All my exchanges are ready or have been posted. Most presents are bought but not wrapped, that's a job Pete and I do together the week the Christmas Tree goes up.

I'm off to Sunderland at some time today to research my present, I'd like a new Bernina sewing machine and have looked online but still haven't quite made up my mind which one to go for.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Intermediate machine embroidery

Well I got told off yesterday for not adding to my blog often enough. So here goes, just for you Helen.

I went up to Wooler for the second time in two weeks to do another workshop with Helen Cowans. I had a good day but got a bit frustrated when things didn't go as well as I'd hoped.

I've made up for it today by conquering the wire wrapping and making up two finished items, a small book cover which I'll sell at our Christmas Exhibition and a Christmas Card.

Then just to prove that my Tower of Flowers takes pride of place on my mantelpiece Helen. Thanks for getting me back to things I love doing

Monday, November 05, 2007


September to Oct 2007 embroidery

A test to see if this works. Hope you enjoy the slideshow

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I can't believe it's now November. Where has the year gone?

What have I been up to? I've almost completed a small split stitch sample, yes it's taken a long time because of all the other pieces I've had to start!

I've done a Bayaux stitched small tree, that was finished quite quickly,

I'm half way
through a Goldwork S - for Sheila -

and I've framed up a crewel work piece that is my next start. All these are for my C&G course and are the prescribed samples I have to do for my illustrated history.

In the middle of all this I've been playing with paint, dye, paper etc, written part of my history

and, for fun, I've made a lovely box with one of my embellished pieces - yes it's purple velvet with silk embellishment and I love it.

Oh yes I made a small glass Christmas bauble at the Regional AGM.