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Day 228

My recent holiday sojourn began with catching up with old friends where my parents still live. Being a mildly useless birthday tracking friend sometimes I managed to miss a significant birthday for one of the friends I caught up with. She and her family had my parents and me over for dinner and were wonderful hosts (as always) so I wanted to express my appreciation, and make up for missing the birthday. I’ve made them a set of personalised napkins…IMG_2309.JPG

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Day 198

Another day of student based crafting, yr7-9 making embroidery hoop art, some stunning work! I took a piece of fabric to work with me to cut and press seams ready, and have whizzed it up in an hour since I got home. It may just be my new favourite thing – I feel some more variations coming on before my holiday away! 20140717-182012-66012104.jpg

20140717-182019-66019531.jpgA few of their pieces too…

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20140717-182213-66133102.jpgIt’s been a privilege to watch them work, especially today when so many of them have turned their hands to some delicate and beautiful embroidery, so proud!

Day 28

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Hooping up and dropping the feed dogs

After reading through my book mountain again yesterday and making the card last week I thought I’d practice my free machine embroidery again. It’s been a while since I did any of this, so a little warm up of skills is in order – not sure where I’m going with this yet, if it’s going to be a new project, I think it might…

I have some beautiful glossy machine embroidery thread and I just started making shapes – and remembered the need to make adjustments as you go along. I’m enjoying the roundness of the shapes I’ve made here – thinking I might need to have another go at such a pattern again – perhaps on some weightier fabric, designed to hang in a frame on the wall. 

Today, like so many other work days I felt utterly exhausted and not in the least like being creative – but I’ve made some ‘proper’ sustenance for dinner and spent 15 minutes working on this – I feel better for it, but also glad that I shall now relax wholly into doing nothing – an art in itself!