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I hope you will enjoy yourself here. I will update often. I am not promising to update every day but will take pictures or write every day, update when I can and and they will have the date on which the images were made on them.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Workshop at the E.G with Angie Hughes

I had  a most enjoyable workshop from Angie Hughes today on basic machine embroidery.
Most there were pretty much beginners and I haven't really done nay since well before I moved house three years ago. So it felt good to get back to the beginning and I need to get much more practice to catch up again.
It was not relaly possible to take pictures whie we were all working but here is a small selection right at the end when we had a show and tell.
They are all vaguely landscapes and mine was inspired but a poto of bulb fields.
Lots more work needed on them though.

The last one is mine.

Friday, 28 September 2012

I have been playing with a new (to me) app on the iPad

Here are a few examples of my trial of iOrnament. It's fun and could be taken into PS Elements for more work.

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Joint Project

Last year a friend and I decided we wanted to do a project together and having discussed it we settled on a book box. So I bouhgt four wooden book boxes from the Craft Barn and sent two to her and kept two.
The idea was that we could practice on one and then send the other on, so we each ended up with two.
I had a lovely surprise one day when the Postie brought me Pat's contibution. Here are some shots I took of it. In the draw are some beaytiful ATC's
I am highly delighted with it and now I have to get on and finish mine. I know what I want to do but I have to manufacture some time first!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Finishing UFO's

A few weeks ago my SIL wanted something to do so I asked her to finish off a lovely Lavender and Lace picture that I had started several years ago. I had completed the red dress before I put it aside for a new interest (as is my wont! ) and she has now completed it for me. Isn't she beautiful?
The design is called Celtic Christmas.
Here she is all framed and with a detail......

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Well I Am Back

I hope there will be no further interruptions to my Blogging but no guarantees!
I have had numerous problems with the PC that I normally use for this but I hope they are now all fixed and I can keep going. They took far too long to sort out.
Now I can get back to my various classes and catch up. One of these is the iPad classes on http://www.cre8it.com which I am finding very good indeed. In fact I am posting this from it now but the class is mainly all about using it for art work. I'm not very good at it yet but it is fun learning.
I will also be starting back at the Bramble Patch next week where I am taking a mixed media class with Angie Hughes.
So lots of interesting new things to learn.
I' be back with some pictures later.

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