It has been a busy time here, it was James' birthday on the 1st so we had a few days off for that.
I did a Hobbycraft demo on card making last weekend and I sold 7 crochet monsters.
Claire came to see us on Wednesday and we went out for a drink.
I spent 6 hours having my tattoo outlined on Thursday. Ouch! They think it will be around 3 more sessions to colour it in. The photo is from Friday, so it is not as red now. (The red bits will be grey!)
On Friday I did a workshop in the Embroiderers Guild on sewing a beetle and any time in between I have been sewing the stole. It has come on really well in the last few days and should be done very soon, it is the gold that takes the time, the bush is very quick.
Next week will be much quieter, just an Embroiderers' Guild meeting and an embroidery worshop
Today I have been doing my stole, I am so behind, but hopefully I will be getting lots done this week.
I am also making another Glock as I gave the black one to a friend as a get well present. The new one I will take to Hobbycraft tomorrow night for my amigurumi (crochet animal) demonstration with lots of other toys.
We are not going for our usual cinema trip today as we have been into town a lot recently and there is not really anything we want to see, James quite fancied the Judge Dredd film, but it was only in 3D and without wishing to sound ancient, we don't really like them in 3D
Here as promised is ALL I have done on the stole, I still have the other side to do too. Oh dear!
I have not been doing any embroidery for the last few days, I was feeling very down about my father yesterday and last evening I started to feel rather odd, as though I was losing my balance a lot. I thought it would be gone in the morning, but it hasn't :@( It feels like I have had too much to drink and I stagger if I move too fast. I am sure it will be gone soon.
I am making crochet (amigurumi) animals for a demonstration I am doing at Hobbycraft as I don't want to be thinking too much
James' brother Alan is coming this weekend which will be fun. I am sure there will be a few trips out and plenty of gaming.
As I understand I have an article in Workshop on the Web this month, but I have not heard anything. That will be exciting :@)
I have not updated my blog for a few days.....sorry :@(
The wren embroidery is coming on nicely.
I have been getting on well with my canvas work, although last night I didn't do anything constructive at all
I have been making some amigurumi monsters which I am not really sure about, but we shall see where they are going
I managed to get hold of my friend from when I was about 15 yesterday and we are catching up via email.
I managed to borrow a frame from my mum on Monday and so I started the canvas work kit that Betty (my mother-in-law) sent me to finish for her. I loved doing it and spent about 8 hours pretty much without breaks doing it. I think it also may have rekindled my love for embroidery which is fantastic! Keep looking here for its progress.
I was sent my Kingfisher embroidery back from its tour with Stitch magazine and so he is ready to put up on the website to sell
We are going to feed a friends cat for them while they are away, it takes about 45 minutes to get there so it means the dogs get a nice walk. We are going to the cinema today and to see an embroidery exhibition by a local group called Itchy Fingers in the town (about 30 minutes walk away - lots of walking today!)
There has not been much crochet done in the last few days, I think I would like to get the canvas work finished and I would definitely like to do more, I find it very difficult to find patterns to my taste, so maybe I will have to design some!
I am starting to think about designing embroidery on Photoshop.....we will see how that goes!
Yesterday when we had finished I wasn't feeling very creative, so I made the basic shapes for a rabbit, and a beaver so I could finish all the fun bits today. I finished my rabbit and I am taking the printed pattern with me to the Embroiderers' Guild so I can make another one to check if I have made the pattern correctly. This one will be blue, just for fun!
We are having some friends round later, so I probably will not get much done in the crochet department, but I have the body of a beaver ready to be sorted out at the next opportunity.
I did some designs I was pleased with for the new embroidery kits last night while listening to some rather loud Rammstein (sorry neighbours!) All will be revealed soon I hope!
I finally have a picture from Paul and Amy's wedding (I am on the left in purple - my nails are still purple as I don't have any nail varnish remover!) The picture is from James' phone, so it is not great, but it is the best I have :@)
I did not get my puffin done last night, but I did him this morning instead and he has been uploaded onto the website, Deviant Art, Etsy and Ebay.
I am hoping to add some new embroidery kits to the website soon. Watch this space for more details!
We have been away since Wednesday for a friends wedding. James was best man and I was a bridesmaid. It was in the Otterburn Tower Hotel and it was a lovely holiday and wedding. We don't have any pictures yet but I hope to get some soon.
Today I have been doing all the jobs that crop up while you are away. I am mostly finished now, I just have to finish tidying my desk and I am almost ready to go!
I have been making a puffin. I just need to do his feet and I think he is done. I managed to get hold of more colours of yarn while we were away, so more animals are on their way!
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I live in Newcastle (UK) and I have been a professional embroiderer for over 10 years.