Friday, March 04, 2011

Late WOYWW!


Not like me at all is it? Hey ho! Better later than never :)

This week I was not at home at all! In ever sense, I have been out in the glorious weather we have been having. Who knows how long it will last so best to make the most of it. Now anyone who knows me even slightly will know that my sewing skills are legendary, for their absence, so I went on an Introduction to Textiles workshop last Saturday and had a ball! Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? I got a basic grounding in embroidery stitches, discovered the joys of dissolvable fabric, made Suffolk Puffs and watched some very talented ladies work on Crazy Patchwork style wall hangings. I have had a veil lifted from my eyes! So much so that I have been buying fabric and I even purchased an embroidery hoop, I didn't need to get embroidery thread as I have a lot of that already, (I use it for crocheting flowers with) so please feel free to be amazed. Now all I have to do is remember the things I learned and go from there :)
This is what I came home with. Not easy to see on this small picture, but the velvet ribbon is held in place with a variety of stitches, and the Suffolk Puff flower has been beaded in places.

So back to WOYWW. This week we were at a friends house where we swapped twinchies, papers, spiders web (?) not sure if that is the right name, and I was on the receiving end of a crochet gift set and some knitting that had been started but never finished :) We did actually make a project too, which of course I have not photographed as yet, but I will. Sort of serendipity with tissue and mulberry papers on a clear pyrex style plate, I even used pink and purple papers! Amazed? I am!

9 comments:

Esther said...

You've been very busy..lovely cushion, Happy WOYWW Esther xx

Elizabeth said...

I like the sound of that workshop - and your cushion cover is gorgeous - something to be proud of and yes, I'm suitably impressed. I'm running late too so have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #73

misteejay said...

Oooo, lucky you - the workshop sounds fab. Love the cushion.

Glad you had a great time.

Toni xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It sounds blimmin fab Ffrog, am a teeny bit jealous. The cushion is great - a gab project and a reminder.

Theresa said...

Sounds like a perfect adventure!

Angie said...

That sewing day sounds amazing ...just what I could do with ...maybe there is one near me ... its the remembering what they have said, a few weeks on,that is the big problem ...LOVR that cushion.

Jovita said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the workshop and the cushion is just fabulous.

Enjoy your week, hugs Jovi #160

Lyn said...

First you make curtains and bedding and now you are off into the complicated stuff - that cushion is so lush. I'm impressed!

Amanda Lightfoot said...

Great job on the cushion. I'm itchin to be stitchin after attending the quilt show. A LOT of stitchers in this area! xox