31 March 2007
30 March 2007
29 March 2007
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28 March 2007
This is the wool I liked so much. But it wasn't working as a square for a rug. So I just started mucking around. I wanted something round. Then I thought it would make a good bag. So I just played with the stitches and this is what one ball of wool looks like. I am going to buy more at lunch time. It will need to be lined. I am thinking something like organza, something see through.
27 March 2007
25 March 2007
Managed to get a bit of house work done on Saturday even though it was pretty warm. Decided in the early evening to do the lawn, it was getting a bit jungle like and everytime I've planned on doing it Sundays it's rained. So it was nearly dark before I finished. And about 10 mins after I was done, the rain started.
Sunday morning was more cleaning but not so bad because the temperature had dropped alot. Got it all out of the way and way able to spend a few hours doing some work on the klosterstitch hanging in the afternoon.
Dad and Sheila dropped by in the evening, so no more sewing.
24 March 2007
I went yarn shopping at lunchtime yesterday with one of the girls from work. She needed some wool for a crochet rug she is going to make. She has 10 hours in a car both ways for her Easter trip and though this would make a good project for the trip. She is going to give me lessons on Monday. But I couldn't wait and managed to teach myself all the basic stitches. I was also able to work out the Granny Square. I've always wanted to be able to make these. I like the rugs, but the big holes are a problem. Anyway, I still need more help readings patterns etc, but I think I'm on the way to working out how to do it. It will come in very handy for doing the nice crocheted borders around finished bits of embroidery.
23 March 2007
The group has decided to start a blog - The Flickr Embroidery Group Blog at http://flickrembroidery.blogspot.com/
Each day of the week has a theme. I will be posting on Tuesdays and miscellaneous finds from the web and a focus on historical embroidery. Today is Free Vintage Pattern day. Come over for a visit.
22 March 2007
Made a bit of progress on the hanging. I had initially decided not to outline the flowers and the stems in the madder coloured thread. I'd also not put the small green leaves inbetween the petals of the flowers. But as I was trying to work out an outline colour other than madder and also looking at the stems, they just didn't look right. So I've gone back and added all these elements and I like the result much better.
21 March 2007
20 March 2007
19 March 2007
I've gone looking for the image that I based the big tassles on and I can't find it!! I know I based it on a period image, and I could've sworn it was the COT, but I can't find the image now. Damn and blast! It will drive me mad until I do.
18 March 2007
17 March 2007
13 March 2007
11 March 2007
10 March 2007
Went to the Craft Fair today. I had limited expectations as this one has been getting smaller and smaller every year. Not a great number of stalls, but worth the walk. Picked up a few 1930's repro fabrics, which was my main mission for the day. Someone was demonstrating the Cricut die cut machine, man I really would like one of those babies!!
Got home and really wanted to do some scrapbooking. Boy am I out of practice. But this is what I got done. I haven't done the journalling yet.
8 March 2007
7 March 2007
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4 March 2007
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