Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Balmy Autumn and Embroidery

I have been making the most of the beautiful weather we have had lately and getting lots of painting done on my new shop and I will put the last coat of paint on tomorrow and then a quick paint on the inside and I can start decorating and getting set up. Its all go soon.
I found some embroidery transfer books from the 70's, I think, and have been stitching the designs onto scrap pieces of linen to use in an artwork. Am looking forward to experimenting with them and paint. Also have been stitching thick watercolour paper on the machine to see what happens - so far so good - will post some photos when they are completed.
My lovely friend Al gave me a whole beautiful roll of brilliant blue rick rack which I love. It's just waiting to be made into something but so far I know not what and is sitting around looking beautiful. Many thanks Al!


alison said...

It's your 'lovely friend Al' here! Beautiful stitching. I especially like the brown and red one. The flowers look like little mushrooms don't they?
Happy stitching x

Marina said...

Hello, I came here to thank you for visiting my blog and am mesmerised by your beautiful creations and your garden! I love to crochet and knit, too. Thank you for sharing. Marina