Over the summer and especially over the Christmas break it can be hard to find time for stitching. Outdoor pursuits fill some of our time, family and friends may be calling or staying with you, and then we have the garden to attend.
I myself often find the time for stitching, as I don't have the same time demands that a school term brings. With three children at three different schools and a busy husband there is often not enough hours in the day! I hope to have a great run shortly, completing a few designs I have made and stitched, but not finished. Ufo's! (think we all have them). I hope to submit one or two for consideration towards future classes. The deadline for this is March.
I had an email a couple of days ago from one of ladies in Waimate who came down to learn to make a Greek Postcard a couple of months back. She wrote me a lovely note the day she was here - "Fabulous class which has opened up a whole new dimension in embroidery for me. Janine is a patient and encouraging tutor" Marilyn. Such lovely words and I must say I feel a bit silly typing them up for my blog, but she insisted! So as you can imagine, I was thrilled to receive her email and her photograph of her finished postcard. Clearly she has been a busy lady stitching over the warm months. I may have mentioned before but it is always lovely to see someone finish their work. Her stitching looks very neat and tidy. The red gives it a bit of the wow factor! It is hard to see from a photograph but I taught them how to do some trapping in behind net and there are some beautiful shiny gold flakes in the background. I often think of them as golden nuggets! Check out Marilyn's work below, I think shes done a great job!
|Handiwork by Marilyn Attewell|