Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Flowers in a Teacup

 I am now ready to show this one...

...finished and trimmed...

...ready for mounting :-)

It's a drawing that I did some time ago...

...turned into a lovely little needle-punched panel.


I am very happy with it!



Monday, 9 November 2020

Taliesin book #1

 This one has been a bit of a journey...


...but a very enjoyable one!


Number 1 in a series of tiny books...


...for the Near & Far group expo ...


...that is (supposed) to be happening at the NEC in March 2021.


(Fingers crossed)


Based on text from the Book of Taliesin...


...I printed some of the Battle of the Trees...


...and used leaf printed fabrics with some stitching,


Enjoy the piccies :-)


Front cover and "pointer"




Back cover




Collage and stitched leaf print




Illuminated letter and Battle of the trees text




Leaf print and collage




Collage and stitch






Rubber stamping and stitched panel








More stamping and collage








I now have the bit between my teeth to get on with the rest of the series!


x  C

Monday, 26 October 2020

More new threads...

 ...out of the dye-bags...


...dried...


...tied...


...and ready for use!





With a two-week "lockdown" only just starting...


...there may be a bit of time to play with all of these lovely soft threads :-)


Keep safe peeps...


x C

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Old Amsterdam....

 ...hand stitching begins!


I decided to do some "window box" stitching on this one.


Starting with the variegated pinks...




I will do the "foliage" in green later on.


Just as well I have plenty to be getting on with...


...it's only DAY 2 of our 2 week "lockdown"!!!


x C

Friday, 23 October 2020

Biscornu.....

 FINISHED!!!


Honestly...


...I have taken such a disgusting amount of time to get this little piece done!!


But...


...I love it :-)




I have now started another one...


...in a different colourway...


...let's see how long this one hangs around?!


(Kit from The Cross Stitch Guild - here)


Have a good weekend folks


x C

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Weekend W.I.Ps

 Plenty of bits'n'bobs going on...


....catching up on lost time.


First up...


...another of my "Old Amsterdam" house panels...


...house details done...




...then leaves cut and applied before machining.




Text from the Book of Taliesin...printed...(Ancient Welsh)




......translated to read... (Modern English)




Pages made to go inside a tiny book...




...all ready for the "creative bit"!!




A little while ago, I challenged Ann and Becky down at Busy Bees Patchwork...

...to fill one of these tiny books each...

...the pages being cut from one piece of A4 paper.

No more...no less...

...and both sides of each page to be covered in "something"

Come Christmas...

...we'll see what we've each done!!

Hey Ho

Looks like a few weeks indoors...AGAIN!!!

Have a good time whatever you are doing.

x C

Thursday, 15 October 2020

...another gelli plate roundel ....

 I do so love doing all the...


...teeny-tiny stitches on these :-)




However...


...I do have a bit of a problem....


...knowing just when to stop!! 


x C