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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More embroidered pincushion delights!

Well, Bettye sure has been busy - she is loving making the pincushions and here hexies are looking wonderful!



And Deb B was delighted with her delightful pincushion. I suggested that we add some Palestrina stitch along the edge and it looks great!




Lovely Rosemary as finished her rug - she wove the squares and we added the embroidery - she is onto her second!


I had a few enquiries regarding the pattern for my little sewing caddy. Please email me jenniferclouston@gmail.com - I will then invoice you through Paypal and email the pattern to you.

 
Till next time
Jenny C
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Teaching, so much fun..................


I taught a workshop at Wallace House - my little boro sewing caddy...........


It was a fun day.................. (My pattern is available - just contact me)


"Boroing" away...............


!0 lovely people..............


Creating...................


Their own version...................


A daily embroidered by a mother ..................


Seed stitch...............


Everyone was different.....................


Thanks for a really fun day. (And to Loani for the photo)

 
Till next time.
Jenny C
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Using up my bits - part 3

2018 is the year to use of my bits of stuff.  I had a few balls of sample yarn ................


Tiny little balls in a tiny basket...................


My friend Jane found a pattern by Debbie Bliss of a cute teddy.................


So, I used my bits and knitted this little fellow for Finn (my grandson) - an Easter gift.


A few years ago I made this trip around the world and gave it to my son and daughter-in-law.............


Naturally, I had bits left over.


I pieced them and looked through my stash of vintage buttons......................


And made two giant cushions.....................


Then a made three trivets from left over ShweShwe  fabric for my daughter who has just moved into a new apartment.


I loved how my hexie quilt looked reflected in the mirror of our bedroom - I made this a good 20 years ago.


Life is good.
Till next time.
Jenny C
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St Patricks Day pincushion - embroidery

Kathy arrived kitted out all in green for the class on St Patricks Day - she also got to put her pincushion together ..............


It happened to be green too!


Lovely Kathy!


Di had her pincushion all completed too.


Different to the others - but then Di tends to do that!


Di is working on a footstool using the beautiful Herb yarn from Bebebold - it is glorious to work with.


Really lovely!


Cheryl's bits and bobs.........


She is working on another embroidery that she is incorporating into a crazy patch. Watch this space.


Karyn decided to work on her EPP instead of embroidery - and why not, is say.

 
Till next time.
Jenny C
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Embroidered pincushion frenzy!

I have had time to be in my sewing room - I pulled out this fabric collage from a while back. I am enjoying working on it again.


Wool embroidery - so easy and forgiving!


Last year I made this little pincushion ................................and quite a few of my students decided that they wanted to make on too...........................











Every body's work is so different and unique to the maker! LOVE it!

Of course, Michelle, is doing something different first and then will be joining in the on the fun!


Elaine had some show and tell - a jelly roll quilt!

 
Till next time!
Jenny C
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Repurpose, recyle, reuse

This year I am determined to use of all my "stuff" and to complete my UFO's

I am doing quite well, so far.
I bought this table cloth and cot sheet at an op shop a while back.


I have quite a few bits of Aunt Grace fabrics waiting to be used up.


S, I combined them


I used the running stitch applique method


Hand quilted it with nice big relaxed stitches.
I am happy with the result. Life is good.