box of birds robin 2

A little fat robin now added to the other birds.

 

2nd last course sample

This sample was for the module on hand stitch appliqué in which we develop patterns. I posted this to the Facebook group page earlier this week but I’ve only just realised that I fused the shapes to the background fabric instead of hand stitching them. Just as well there is no pass or fail for this course! Only one more sample to make before all the modules are complete.

painting the roses final

I have stitched the last stitch, and Painting The Roses Red will now be put away until I get around to having it framed.

 

painting the roses red 3

I lost a little interest in this because the cards seemed less challenging than the roses were but I’ve knuckled down this week and one card man is almost finished.

 

painting the roses 2

I bought a replacement camera this morning (woo hoo!) so here’s a little peek at some more of my Painting the Roses Red piece from Alice in Wonderland.

a fox finished

The fox is finished and some of you may recognise him from Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest colouring book which I bought purely as a source of inspiration for embroidery projects and not for colouring in – I’d hate to spoil the book! A little bigger than A4 size, my stitched version is roughly twice the size of the book image. As soon as he was finished, I re-hooped the tulips piece and spent a couple of hours in the evening stitching a petal or two.

 

fox

tiger tiger

Yet another felt appliqué, this time using an image of a tiger for the design. In my head it will could be fabulous when complete but there’s a lot of stitching to be done and many layers to build and much that could go wrong between now and the last stitch!

tiger 1