Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Use what talents you possess.
 the woods would be very silent if no birds sang but the best.
Henry Van Dyke.

My September page at last, I did not get a chance to photograph it before I went away, however here is it now... At the top of have some pattern darning, the bottom row is Swedish darning stitch and if you look closely at my beetle I have included some darning in him as well, the plain darning that we used years ago to darn holes in socks or jumpers.
The second technique this month is stump work, these faces are from the very first workshop I attended to learn this work.... Oh so many years ago..

The reason for my trip to Wellington was to attend the Wearable Art Awards show, and it was WOW, really awesome, we had great seats and able to see all the costumes close up and yet still able to see all the rest of the performance on the stage. I guess it was like seeing a fashion show, ballet and a circus all at once.
 Since I have been home I have been stitching one of those mystery projects that you have to keep secret however it is at last in the post... so soon the secret will be out. I am now finishing the second of my entries for the Embroiderers Guild Regional exhibition.
 I still have Rachel's present to stitch but I plan to do it the next IHSW and there are a few ideas going round in my mind, I need to organise myself a few more hours.
 Hope you are all getting plenty of stitching time.


Anonymous said...

that beetle is gorgeous, the faces and arm are kind of spooky.. I love them!
great saying that one, I should keep that in mind more often.
hugs and happy stitches,

Annette-California said...

Beautiful! I don't think I've seen Swedish darning before - very pretty. When I saw your page my first thought was "It looks like part of the WOW show". TOO Cool Lee! But I think you had this done before you got to see the show. Beautiful red beetle. love Annette

cucki said...

Wow so cute..I love it ❤️❤️❤️
Sweet faces :)
Hugs x

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Vickie said...

How extremely unique your page is!! Love it Lee. You are so very gifted.

Karoline said...

Your page is gorgeous