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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Classes 2017

I am very busy again teaching this year.............................but I do manage to get some time to do some stitching of my own....................bullion roses with Cottage Garden Threads............ lovely to work with and the colours are great.

I am just having a play -making nothing in particular.

Life is good.

I am back teaching the lovely people from Caboolture - third or forth time I think.
These lovely block rolls belong to Ailsa. Her work is always so pretty.

Another lady who does gorgeous work is Elaine.

This is what Elaine did with me in the last group of workshops.

the back of her bag is just as pretty.

Betty added cast on stitches to her button.

One of my "virgins" is working on a bag.

Back to Patchwork Angel classes - and Ellaine created a beaded fern frond.

Michelle's little ants and beaded leaves.

Since it was Valentines day, Monika created a heart.

Till next time.
Jenny C

Monday, February 6, 2017

Heather's crazy

Heather joined my classes as a very proficient embroiderer.
She is one of those neat, tidy and organised people (everything I am not)

She was lovely to have in the classes.

She took her time, which is great.

The care she took in each stitch is evident in her work.

Every stitch in its place

Heather's crazy is clear and uncluttered

Fresh and modern

Perfect amount of detail in her seam treatments. Hard to believe that these blocks are just 6".

Bye for now Heather. Thank you for allowing me to share your really lovely work.

My year of completing my UFO's

So this year, I have decided to get my sewing room clear of UFO"s

Staring with some embroidery.............

I finally added some bud things

 and some leaves................. the embroidery is a little "tight and intense" for my liking - but that's obviously how I was feeling on the day.

I found this little basket of 1/2'' hexagons.........

I could not remember what I was going to do with them...........
however, I joined them while watching the tennis..........removed the paper etc

Added a doily and made this little purse thing.

Happy how that UFO turned out.
Till next time.
Jenny C

Monday, January 30, 2017

class photos and words to live by................................

Its so great to be back teaching - and some of my "students' have been hard at work over the Christmas break.
A few students have been making hexies from my book "Foolproof crazy quilting" and I suggested that we add some embroidery onto plain fabrics - no crazy piecing involved.
Elaine had a lovely time on a cruise but before she went, she got some beading done.
Love it!

Jacoba certainly had her creative hat on over the break.
Her silk ribbon on the plain black is gorgeous.

Spider web - so delicate.

This design (below) is from my book "Foolproof crazy-quilt projects"

More gorgeous silk work by Jacoba.

I repurposed some vintage doilies to make gifts for my daughter -
words to live by!!!

I need to make a few for myself, I think!!

Especially the last one!

Till next time
Jenny C

Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 - lets do this!

After a lovely 4 weeks spent with our children - it was back to teaching for me.

Sharon's hexies are looking lovely.

Her interesting colour palette is so pretty.

Some beaded flower motifs - keeping it nice and simple.

More beading and silk ribbon embroidery.

A feather stitch seam treatment from my book "Foolproof crazyquilt projects"

Maureen was a "virgin" last year - but look at her now!

Feather stitch and colonial knots.

Cretan, feather and silk ribbon work.

Till next time.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Judith - classes at Maleny Magic

I went looking through my photos the other day and have discovered so many that I have not loaded onto the blog. So, I have decided get it done by the end of the year.

I will start with Judith's work

Her trademark navy background and then colour and more colour.

Dewdrops on her spider web, trailing feather stitch and luscious loop stitch flowers.

Curls and swirls.....................dragonfly, bee and butterfly....

Interesting buttons.

Spotted butterfly......and a leggy spider.........and the cutest little bug

Look forward to seeing you in the New Year, Judith.
Thanks for allowing me to share your beautiful work.
Jenny C