Sunday, 17 June 2018

Final little bits...

...of holiday stitching.

Small pieces that may become brooches...

...or may be included in small books.

Je ne sais pas...




I haven't managed to unpack everything yet...

...don't know where it's all going to go if I'm honest!!

I think I need a trip down to the scrap store - to get rid of stuff...

...can't work if I'm too piled-up with clutter!

So many ideas swimming around in the old head at the minute...

...so...

...today and tomorrow will be a couple of days on the sewing machine...

...I think really well while watching the needle go up and down.

Pland for the future need to be put into place...

...slowly and carefully...

...and I'm not certain what will be happening...

...but I think it's safe to say that I (probably) won't be doing any more workshops in the UK after next year.

As I said...

...nothing is certain...

...stay or go...

...but there will be plenty of "other" things going on even though I might not be travelling so much :-)

x C

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

More little pieces of stitching....

I now have quite a bagful of these small pieces....

...maybe to be brooches...

...maybe something else...

...who knows...

I can't do anything else with them until I get back home and have my sewing machine to play with again!

Here is today's offering...



...oranges, golds and greeny-blues...

Yum

x C

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Stitching in the rain...

....just stitching in the rain...

...what a glorious feeling...

...I'm happy again!

It's more grey and damp than sunny and warm here right now...

...but my stitching boxes are keeping me well enough occupied...

... and I do (quite) like hearing the sound of rain on the caravan roof! :-)

Being inside...

...quietly stitching away...

...gives me the head-space to think and plan...

...and try to decide in which direction I need to go.

We've had a look around at some houses...

...which turned out not to be right for us...

...but we have (we think) decided on an area...

...and will continue looking over the next year...

...mostly online...until we come back again.

Meantime...

...little hanging trees are happening...



...just one of a number which will make-up a wall piece (mobile-thingy).

Now moving on to the leaves and butterflies....

x C

Monday, 28 May 2018

...are you inspired to stitch?

I've been working on loads and LOADS of small samples...

...that will be (eventually) turned into books as "workshop samples".

There are hours ....and I mean HOURS of stitching going into these...

...and I'm just wondering if they actually WILL inspire people to stitch.

I would like to know if YOU would like to stitch these....

...no sales pitch...just a question (market research if you like!)




These two latest ones have had a extra row of metallic stitching around their edges...

...I wanted something a bit different to my usual seed-stitching.

I like the results.

A bit more flamboyant?

Maybe...





I still have a number left to do...

...and will mix up the colours and stitches to make each one not-quite-the-same as another one...

...that way, when I make the little books...

...the pages can be decorated slightly differently which makes it more interesting for the eye to roam over!

Still having those wonderful French thunderstorms here...

...and they're in the forecast for the next couple of weeks...

Could mean a LOT more stitching gets done!! :-)


Please let me know if you are/would be inspired to stitch...over on my Facebook page (link on RH sidebar)

x C

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