Archive for the 'stitching' Category

Carole’s Cabbage

I must say that thread painting a cabbage had never crossed my mind.  However, Carole had found a wonderful watercolour study of a cabbage by a Melbourne watercolour artist, Fiona McKinnon.  This is a birthday gift for her niece.  We decided to combine thread painting and stumpwork techniques to produce this wonderful piece.  You will […]

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Design Your Own Stumpwork

At Koala Conventions in Brisbane I bravely ran a ‘Design Your Own Stumpwork Class’.  I have to admit to some sleepless nights before the convention wondering how I would time the class so that no-one was sitting around waiting.  We had 7 in the class (a perfect number) and had 4 days to stitch and […]

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Buttons of Love

I teach for Shirley Sinclair at a wonderful shop called ‘Bustle and Bows’.  Last November, her son Brett (38), was killed in a tragic accident.  While minding the shop for a few weeks, I had a customer come in for advice on a project for her sister’s 6oth birthday.  She had asked all of her […]

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Zoo Animals

I know that I still have to show you the lavender quilt.  Next post!  I have been stitching madly to create some new blankets and have started on the zoo animals.  Here are the first 2 animals - the giraffe is causing me a bit of trouble!  I know that Helen has plans for embroidered […]

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Shaker Box

During my last visit to America I met Keith and Mary at the ‘Waterford Festival’.  Keith makes beautiful shaker boxes and I asked him to make me a box with a lid that I could mount with embroidery.  Here is the result.  I am very pleased and will e-mail him today with the pictures.  I […]

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Stitching Lavender

Not many more days now until my teaching schedule starts and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.  One of my projects over the holidays was to put together an embroidered and patchwork quilt for Margaret. She had embroidered her 93 year old sister a beautiful lavender blanket from Heather McCallum’s wonderful patterns and […]

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Back Blogging

 
I went to see the movie ‘Julia and Julie’ and it gave me a push that I have neglected my Blog this year!  I am very sorry but life seems to have overtaken me.  But enough of that!  Sewing Blogs are not for complaints but for fun.  I loved the ‘Julia and Julie’ movie and […]

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