Monday, May 31, 2010


May has been a month of highs............. lows............. and finishing on a high again. The good start to the month can be seen from the entries on my blog. Then a severe chest cold took over and not even any stitching got done. Jan gave me a leave pass to finish the last items for her basket at a later date, so I could at least keep up with what was needed for the junior embroiderers.... must share about this group sometime.
Fortunately I had recovered by the 25th when we went to Coromandel, we were later going up this year and so missed most of the lovely Autumn leaves but there were still some patches of bright colour along the way.
 The reason for the visit was for me to teach my count thread mat, " Threads from Jane"  This mat is stitched on 30 count linen which Jane Van Keulen has dyed with matching threads  see her website-
It was a very enjoyable workshop as I knew everyone taking the class so a reunion with old friends.
We had extra time away so lots of talk about stitching and sharing of ideas with two special friends..

This mat that I taught, this was stitched by my friend Maree in a previous class  the colours are lovely and the photo does not do justice to them

A corner of the mat showing the contrasts between the satin stitching and the fine drawn thread work in the centre.

Came home to find the more snow on the mountain, its now half way down, so although lovely and sunny out, the temperature is quite crisp today so shortly I will be enjoying the fireside and stitching.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I'm happy to hear that your month ended on a high note, Lee. Your friend's stitching is incredible and the class that you taught sounds like such fun with all of your old friends in attendance.

Enjoy your fireside stitching--think I will be doing some porch stitching today :)