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Monday, March 28, 2011

1st Wanaka Class Medieval Book Finished!

Completed by: Wendy Haymanof Timaru

Wow!  This has turned out fantastic!
  This lady must be a speedy stitcher!
Extremely neat and tidy!
  I think the blanket stitch looks absolutely perfect!
.  Great photography on the contrasting background!
Finished in a week - superb effort! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wanaka Class March 2011

Heads Down!
What a great bunch I had in my class at Wanaka.  Everyone worked extremely hard.   I pushed the class along all weekend  as we had quite a lot to achieve! (I do hope nobody was too tired afterwards)

We got off to a rocky start with me shorting out the power, but fortunately the caretaker arrived promptly!
Embroidery is a slow process as us stitching girls know!  This class involved stitching and beading but concentrated  heavily on construction.  Check out their efforts below!

There most certainly was a lot of hammering going on, on the Sunday - getting all those eyelets in place!  We got the pages punched as well!  As you can see from the photos, the ladies each made and painted their own buttons and also stamped the background fabric with text.  Each one is individual - no two will be the same! Yeah!

What more can I say apart from "I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE FINISHED RESULTS"! 

Happy stitching everyone!


Monday, March 21, 2011

To Cute For Too Many Words!



Isn't this a groovy adaption - from the greek postcard class that I taught at Wanaka last year.  I was so pleased to see it turn up for the display in the library last weekend.  Roseanne turned this into a small purse and happily used it for her son's wedding last year.  I especially like how she has strip pieced the silk and added the orange/yellow shade to give it a real burst of colour.  Very cute!

Back tomorrow hopefully, with this years pictures!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabric Paper Invitations!

I have just finished off a batch of Birthday invites.

 I have one on THOSE Birthdays coming up, and with a lot of persuasion from the family I relented and said OK to a small gathering for a BBQ lunch.

In a weak moment, I decided I would make my invites - rather than buy them! (I just wanted to add a personal feel to them.)

First of all I made a batch of Fabric Paper from Beryl Taylor's recipe which you can google and get free on the Internet.  I then proceeded to cut out the shape, zigzag stitch around it in black cotton, and roughly gave that a tidy up with black paint.  Then I punched the hole and added the eyelet.  I stamped a picture on the front and used a modeling paste over a stencil to add the rose.  This was highlight with some gold paint.  I added the ribbon and wrote out the invitation on the back.  It sounds more work than it probably was -  thankfully it is done and they are all posted.  Just hope a few can make it!

Janine  (who should get back to the housework!!!)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I KNOW I .....

....haven't stopped by here in a while, but with it drizzling outside there's no better oportunity  - although I could be getting some stitching done, it's not like I don't have a million things on the go!

Life has just been busy enough lately for me, so I am just going to post a couple of photos of some small quilts I made last year.

Opps, looks like I should have pressed the top quilt before I took the photo.  Oh Well... 

Yet again my thoughts are with the people of Christchurch coping in the aftermath of the 6.3 magnitude Earthquake which rocked our small part of the world on February 22nd 2011.