Thursday, February 19, 2009
Stitching and the day job
As I thought my work has begun for the year, I got a call Monday morning and worked two days in a row, a bit of a shock after two months. All this day job stuff gets in the way of crafty fun. Yesterday I recieved notification that my entry in the 'Think outside the square - quilting with circles' competition is to be part of the Living Creatively display at the coming Stitches and Craft Show. You could say I am excited! This week I started stitching this lovely design by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly, which appears as an applique in Australian Homespun Magazine. It is part of a bigger project, I am not being that ambitious at present and thinking that I may just do this one. I chose to just do stitchery and not applique, so will wait and see how it comes out. The thread colours are all purples and the background fabric is a pale tan colour. I have some civil war fabrics in purple and tan tones which I am thinking will complement it to make a bigger project. Just playing with ideas at the moment and enjoying hand stitching in between the working stuff.