Firstly an update on Hannah
- I am actually going to be sorry when she's finished! I love stitching with one strand on 40ct linen as the effect is so delicate. I did have a few problems on Friday evening as my eyes were a bit sore - probably from too much time on the computer at work and at home! I still have to finish off the motif with the B inside but I jumped over to work on the motif alongside as it was easier to focus on.
A few bits of stash arrived in the mail including the Fall issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly. Inside there is a lovely Dutch sampler pattern which I really must stitch and I have already enquired about the fabric from The Sampler Guild
! The fabric I ordered for Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler - 36ct Edinburgh linen in 'Days Gone By' - arrived from Silkweaver so this will probably be my next Quaker stitch once Hannah is finished. My order of silk ribbons also arrived, as did the pattern from Giulia Punti Antichi - Old Italian Sewing Set which pattern I have been after for ages. I am expecting a few more goodies to arrive soon :o) so watch this space!
Kirby starts her Fashion and Design course today at the University College of Art at Canterbury. She has been working really hard on her pre-course project and above is part of a piece she did on animals in historical art. She designed and stitched her own spot sampler and she allowed me to photograph the page from her portfolio to show you. I think I may have already told you that Kirby has been stitching since she was four years old and produces some wonderful pieces of needlework. Click on the picture for a closeup to see how neatly she stitches.
Lastly I thought you would like to see this photo of 'Yoda', a cat with 4 ears, who featured in the UK press this past week! If you want to read the article go here
I am in love with this cat - he is so cute and how amazing for him to have two sets of ears.
I am working this week but only for three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so hopefully I will be able to fit in some stitching time too.
Thanks for visiting
Labels: Hannah Beeby, Kirby, Stash