Monday, November 9, 2009

Pics from BATB

When I came home from  Beating Around the Bush I was so excited with my three gorgeous new projects I had to find space in my sewing room which is quite difficult at the moment.... too many projects on the go... note to self... sort it!!!!!
So I moved my Nana's dining table out of the study into a corner in the lounge room, been wanting to do this for ages because the table is too beautiful to have hidden but DH didn't think it would look right???? men!!
my idea was this would be a special place for these special projects where I could work on them without the clutter of my sewing room...you know not lose bits or misplace the instructions and I could still sit with him to enjoy one of his fav pastimes watching telly .....men!!!
So that's my superduper lamp and magnifying glass, very helpful.... on the left

Here is how lovely it looked at night.... I think it looks like it belongs perfectly....


and these two little ducks are a salt and pepper set that belonged to my Nana and they are very special to me....she always had them on her table for a meal....

This is the Hortensia bag designed by Kris Richards and Monique Johnston , it was a one day class on the Sunday, a great starting point for the week quite a relaxing class, no pressure or homework... Kris and Monique were lovely ladies, good teachers and very helpful...

The design was drawn onto the linen when we got there so all we had to do was stitch.....

It was mainly stitched with french knots and bullions for the flowers, satin stitch leaves and some lazy daisies, all very effective to make the design.....as you can see I have a way to go with it but I was happy with what I got done....

I will post about the other two classes later right now I have some housework to do before it gets too hot.

1 comment:

Heike said...

What a wonderful stitchery, i like that!!!
Greetings from Germany
Heike