Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stash deprivation starts

Our night class group are starting on a group project and I am using the stash deprivation method to use up some of the fancy threads that I have. It is Laura Perin's Christmas wreath and I will be using some different ribbon and perks threads as I have these in my stash. First step was to grid the cavvas and last night the first stitches were put in. I am using a pebble perks, close colour match instead of the perle5. Going okay so far. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Another busy week

It's been a busy first week of the holidays with a friends father in laws funeral and a 50th birthday party on the same day. Since then I have been at work, the dentist, visited with my brother who is out from California for a week and had a couple of card making, sewing sessions. Today I have nearly finished the third in the banner series (actually banner #10), made hoummas and small sausage pizza bites inspired by a TV programme.
Banner series from Grandmothers Garden

Cards that Sonia and I made using the one sheet wonder template a. We a now working out how to do it as a Sunday class for my ladies. 

Twin fancy finished

Finally a beaded design finished this year. I saw a picture of this on pinterest and was not able to follow the links to find the pattern so decided to attempt it myself. It has taken a while and I think I would like to have a bigger difference in the ball sizes so am going to start another one which will a class for next year I hope. 

Next challenge is to learn macrame to take a class for institute for bracelet making. Mum and I will be taking it so I am going to make simple kits that people can then take home to make there own. I have decided that these will only be to make a sample not a whole bracelet as the number of people that do not finish is astounding. I will supply a could of patterns found for free on the internet as well.

Next up is the continuing of shady colours two. I have most of the centre done which is nice but we are starting a new project with night class this week, Laura Perin's Christmas Wreath. Three ladies will be stitching it so it will be great to see it come along. I have to get mum's and my canvas onto some bars so we can start.

An excitiment for today - I'm off to the Circus with Sonia. I know its not the russian or las vegas style but I am excited.