Wednesday 30 January 2008
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Thursday 24 January 2008
I'm determined to make a mammoth effort this summer before I really can no longer see properly to do this very fine work. But with the sun and warmth and lately the rain, the gardens call and what is a girl to do?! I can see myself drawing up not only a list of tasks but a timetable to completion!
Wednesday 23 January 2008
A local embroiderers guild in Auckland had their special "Town and Country" Day last Sunday and it was inspiring to meet up with fellow afficianados and see what they had been stitching. The hosts were the Embroiderers and Lacemakers Guild so quite traditional style pieces were on display. My eyesight sure isn't good enough to do bobbin lace but the pieces they had produced were exquisite and so very fine. My own guild starts again in February and I am determined to have several pieces ready for the 'new work table' so each evening after dinner it is wash hands and stitch hard! Great for the waistline too as there's no time for nibbles. My trainer at the gym laughs and tells me she's never heard of embroidery as a diet but its working for me. Well the stitching as well as the hour a day at the gym!
Monday 7 January 2008
In part inspired by The Peacock's Feather I have decided to join in and so here I am. How often remains to be seen.
This month has been one of accomplishment - a Shepherds Bush ornament for next Christmas; cute little Christmas mittens from an old JCS and some progress on The Queens Sweet Bag (The Nostalgic Needle) which has been a WIP for far too long. Watch for photographs soon.