Thank you very kindly for all of your kind words.
This week we have no sobbing women.......
I thought that I would avoid ubiquitous flower shots for Spring and share this instead.
This is just the first run where I am testing the transfer ability of my new embroidery transfer pencil (which might in fact be a pencil ordinaire thinly disguised). Yes - a new 'gadget' (though I don't think that it counts as high tech....)
I managed to track down nearly the right colours just by going through all those odd tiny bits of Sylko thread which I keep wrapped around bit of old birthday cards. You do that too? Glad that I am not alone.
Initially thought that I could get away with just a simple back stitch for the outline - but the instructions were right - it needed to be a whipped back stitch. Can you see where my hand clearly wobbled when I was using my embroidery transfer pencil........
For reasons I cannot fathom I rather liked how the young boy's shorts turned out!
I will also be making a 'large purse come small clutch type thing' with the figure reading a book motif. What do you mean you don't have a 'large purse come small clutch type thing'? Crikey!
How I would love to see the competition winners in the flesh as 'twere.
It was clearly a 'dog eat dog' world of needlework : Well done to Miss Climpson though sorry to hear that some 'excellent pieces of work had to be disqualified because the design had been traced out of the straight or the foundation material allowed to become puckered'. Crikey!
Despair too for Miss Tradewell for 'an interesting picture of an enchanted forest which was spoilt by too much detail'. Crikey again!
A similar fate befell Mrs Stillingfleet's cathedral whose 'lines of architecture were crooked'.
A harsh world indeed.
EVEN I DO NOT HAVE A "CUSHION FOR THE RIVER".........but wish that I did....
A change of topic.....
The other day I made a 'series' of lavender bags : this one is from soon to be launched 'Old Rose' series.
A change of topic
I have made some of the bunting from this fabric each year for many years now - the fabric dates from 1960s
This year I have also made a matching purse (not yet photographed) .....no hope is there......
A change of topic
Predictable and sheep-like am I.....
Of course I have taken photographs of Spring flowers!
Spring flowers are just spiffingly wonderful
Drink in that sun - how I have missed it
Found a nice knife in one of the pots..this is used for slicing and dicing plants.
Along the seaside track
And as I go
I love to sing
My newly embroidered knapsack on my back
My newly embroidered knapsack on my back.............
Not quite the end.....
PS: I decided to do this little embroidery too.
I got some funny looks whilst taking these and I also had to battle with the wind blowing the embroidery over.
You have those sorts of days too?
So glad that I am not alone with these sorts of issues
DON'T WORRY THAT REALLY IS THE LAST BIT!