I am doing a stole commission at the moment. The sample I did of half the design is pictured below and it was accepted. I have until April to finish it as it is for an ordination.
The calorie counting didn't work, I just kept getting grumpy! It was very interesting to get a better idea of what you are actually eating, so I am using it as a guide and trying to eat consistently with no 'oh stuff it' moments. I started yesterday doing an exercise video which is extremely well reviewed on Amazon and it went well. It claims I could lose 20 pounds in 30 days which would get me where I would like to be, but I am not sure.....
I am working on a crochet pitcher plant at the moment, it is going quite well, but I have gone wrong at the top and so I am starting again. The Glock pattern seems to be very popular and now I am looking at doing more guns. My friend has leant me a P 90 (replica!) which I will try to copy, but I really want to do an AK 47 which you can buy on Ebay (replica) for less than £10!
I think I haven't posted for a while because I didn't want you to see the new work! Here it is anyway. The little pieces are based on the seasons, and the eyes are too small which is a shame because I was really pleased with the way the background worked out. Oh well, it did not take long and I am sure I could copy it and get it right next time! Sorry the pictures are not great.
The wren has been successfully framed and posted to its owner. Hooray!
I am now working on some kits to take to a Hobbycraft demonstration, They will be on the website soon. When I have done that I am working on a stole commission. I have started going to a group called Itchy Fingers a group of textile artists who are very enthusiastic and are very supportive.
I am trying something new with my food again because I was feeling miserable. I am currently 68.4kg after spending the last few days binging on junk and beer. Now I am going to try calorie counting.
I am getting on well with my canvas work that Betty bought for me for my birthday
The new embroidery is going well. I have discovered how to print onto fabric. It is amazing! I have used normal poly-cotton and some Aida and the printer is still alive :@)
I started a canvas work kit that Betty bought for my birthday. There will be pictures up to show progress
I live in Newcastle (UK) and I have been a professional embroiderer for over 10 years.