Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I completed this wall hanging last year as a gift for my parents in law. The pattern is 'Church on the Hill' by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched in Bathurst, NSW. In my usual style I had picked something with far more work than I realised, but I am happy with how it turned out. This was also my first attempt at needleturn. I followed Anni's suggestion of using freezer paper. I have since stitched a little more using needle turn and quite enjoy it. The end result is lovely too.....but I must confess that I only did the hearts using needleturn and not the rest of the appliqued pieces - they were buttonhole stitched for a quick result, so the gift could be mostly 'on time'.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I have really enjoyed stitching this and putting it together.....sorry about the blurry photo......it is a quick post! And it is lovely to see something finished (a bit of order) amongst my many loose ends and chaos this week. Looking forward to all the excursion news and lots of hugs. I do miss them.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Intriguing me at the moment are the amount of birds here. I was once told that these large black and white birds with a long beak are 'water birds'. I have often seen one or two around but not usually such a large group of them. Does anyone know what they are?
I hope you can get some creative time out this week.