Sunday, 27 February 2011

A lovely clever group of stitchers from the Milton Keynes Embroiderers' Guild made me very welcome last Saturday when we all spent the day together stitching and making beautiful brooches and pictures.

Clever stitchers!

ummh, lovely threads

Studio in motion

Thursday, 17 February 2011

From L to R:
Kay, Jane, Vicky, Catrina, Sue, Chris, Di with Tilly, Linda and Kate.
A great weekend!

Creative Cornwall

I have returned from Cowslip Worshops and I am full up with delight. it is a wonderful place full of joy, inspiration, creativity, happiness and delicious foods! My workshop group were the most lovely hardworking and creative group, they were a joy to be amongst!
I would really recommend a visit there. There is also a shop, packed with sumptuous fabrics, Bernina sewing machines, threads, buttons, and everything a stitching lover could want, and the setting of the farm in a beautiful Cornish landscape completes the whole fabulous package of Cowslip Workshops.
Whilst also in Cornwall I visited The Bakery Studios in the glorious city of Truro, full of artists and craftspeople all working hard away and full of more creativity. (My whole journey was full of creativity and inspiration!) My lovely friend Rebecca has a studio space there, her window looks outs upon the tidal river and she can watch the wading birds coming and going. I love my own studio space, but was I was a bit jealous of hers.
Now I'm back in my studio and am surrounded by what feels like a million things that need to be done, always the way when one goes away.
First things first, finish off those little faces!!
Thanks for your kind comments about my book, I'm so glad you are enjoying it. Happy stitching!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

I'm in the middle of making a nice sized collection of jewellery pieces! I've been true to my words and have been stitching away! All those little faces smiling, there is nothing one can do but smile back. I've also starting making some small pieces for small frames.
It's such a pleasing size to be working with, little pictorial snippets of events, happy cats and dogs, of course at the same time I'm thinking about bigger pieces, more taxing, but for the moment I'm really enjoying myself with miniatures.