Thursday, May 5, 2011
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
When I started stitching for pleasure a few years ago I didn't have books to refer to and most of what I did was pretty basic: I learnt a lot along the way.
This cottage is something I made early on, when I was exploring different stitches, materials and ideas. The perspective is shocking but all in all I do quite like this piece. It hangs on the wall in my workroom so it always around. Of course there are lots of things I would do differently now but it was a good start.
I haven't forgotten the giveaways I promised for all those who commented during April. They will be sent out by the end of May. Thanks to all those who read my blog and leave their thoughts.
Speaking of thoughts: the broken vase is still in its box. I cannot bring myself to throw it out (the seller didn't want it back) so I am thinking of smashing it up a bit more and making some sort of mosaic thingy with it.
The weather here is cooling down as we approach winter and I am hoping to settle into some serious stitching soon. I have managed to do a little bit while babysitting the last few days so I will show you what I have been doing soon.
I noticed on the news that there are forest fires in various places in the UK. This seems so unusual, but I understand it has been particularly dry this past month or so. Keep safe everyone.