Saturday, December 29, 2012

Doggy Zibbellino

My furry helper got a squeaky 'zibbellino' for Christmas!

(It was draped glamorously over one shoulder, but she just can't resist attacking it!)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas gifts

I hope everyone had a wonderful festive break. I got very spoilt with lots of needlework and historical books and accessories. Here are a couple of the presents I received....

Monday, December 24, 2012

Best Wishes

Wishing all the readers a very joyful festive season and 
happy sewing in 2013!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Busy week

I have spent this week frantically embroidering projects for other people. I am feeling satisfied with the amount of work that I put in and what I have achieved, especially given the trouble that I have been having with my hands. Unfortunately, the projects are all multi-person projects, and when my part is done I pass them on to the person who is doing the next part. So there is not much to show at this stage.  These pictures are of lines of embroidery that will be a set of cuffs and a collar, a split stitch badge that will be couched down with gold thread, and some flowers that will decorate tabbards.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Old lovers reunited after almost 500 years

Here is an interesting story of love and art combining:

Thursday, December 6, 2012


This week I have been very busy embroidering roses onto white wool for a friend. She designed the piece, I just put the stitches in. They will be cut out and couched down. I am very pleased with how they turned out. The project gave me the chance to refresh my memory on split stitching - not a stitch I usually use very often.