Saturday, 19 May 2018

Examples are mounting up....

Despite visiting many, many places...

...and taking ga-zillions of photos...

...I'm still managing to get plenty of samples "in the bag"!! :-)

Here's on for a workshop later in the year...



I do so love doing these Medieval Tile pieces...

Happy Weekend folks.

x C

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Celtic Dreams....further progress on a wet day in...

France is lovely...

...and sunny for what seems like most of the time.

However...

...now and again...

...you get a day of absolutely peeing-down rain!

That was yesterday.

Never mind though...

...lots of stitching to keep me occupied...

...like this final bit of beading on one of the "Celtic Dreams" panels.



Working on some of the others now...

...after a lovely lunch in a little restaurant overlooking the Charente River.

x C

Saturday, 5 May 2018

A little bit of holiday crochet....

I treated myself to some beautiful wool...

...at the salon Pour L'Amour du Fil at Nantes...

...and actually made a start on my shawl yesterday evening!

Love the colours...



...soooooooooooooooo many colours!!!

I must admit...

...it's going to be quite an expensive shawl...

...but, what the heck...

...a girl's gotta spoil herself sometimes eh? :-)

Have a great weekend x x

C

Monday, 23 April 2018

Dans les Yvelines.....

...and in some SUN at last!!!!

I went to take part in a lovely (applique bag) workshop yesterday...

...with the extremely talented Reiko Kato.

It's the largest workshop I've ever been to, with over 50 participants.





Being in France .... one starts with breakfast :-D

...and only afterwards does the cutting and stitching begin!!






Lots of lovely samples to entice...






...and the usual messy worktables!





The "Demo Huddle"...




...more samples...









This was all arranged by Cecile Franconie of "Facile Cecile"    Thank you Cecile!!

We will be meeting again on Thursday at Nantes ...

...for the Salon Pour L'amour du Fil.

Just because I'm supposed to be on holiday doesn't mean no stitching or shopping - right!!??

x C

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Weekend stitching...

The pleasure that I get from doing this stitching...

...is simply beyond measure.

With all the rotten stuff going on in this world at the minute...

...I feel so glad that I have such wonderful creative distractions in my life!!




Thursday, 12 April 2018

Four New Brooches....

...are now sitting in my ETSY shop.

I've really loved making these...

...I hope they go to good homes soon! :-)





Sunday, 8 April 2018

Playing with stitches...

Because of the way I seem to be working these days...

...I thought it would be a good idea to have a little bit of "playtime" with edging stitches...

...trying out stitch and colour combinations...

...and building up a "library" of different styles to use on various projects.

"Page" number 1 has been finished...

...and I'm eager to make a start on number 2 so enjoyable was it to do!!



I've used various threads from Oliver Twists; Stef Francis & 21st Century Yarns...

...plus some of my favourite Empress Mills Machine Metallics.

The background fabric (as usual) is Wool/Viscose felt from Empress.

Happy Sunday folks!!

x C