Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I've spent the last few evenings at home working peacefully on this embroidery for Katherine's 5th birthday present. Mostly, I've been embroidering quietly while watching the riots and mindless criminality on television or online, watching as the city I love is burnt and destroyed. I'm fortunate that I live in an area of London that has so far remained unscathed. But the scenes of the riots in London, and now in cities across England, are so saddening.I wish everyone, wherever you are, a peaceful day.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
I've finished the commission of five lavender bags for Katherine's friends 5th birthdays, which have all taken place over the last couple of months. It's Katherine's birthday party next Sunday, so time to work on her present now.I have definitely caught the embroidery bug! I absolutely love it! Although my stitch repertoire is seriously limited at the moment: I am becoming an expert at back stitch and today I learnt how to make a French Knot. Check out these beauties, aren't they lovely?!
I have stayed up late working on this for the last couple of nights, to the point where my vision is going blurring and then I know it's definitely time to stop!This embroidery is going to form the centre panel of a square cushion. I hope all the sewing goes well, I'd hate to ruin this project, at the moment it's the most enjoyable, all consuming project I've worked on for ages!