Thursday, 29 December 2011

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December

And They Sinned

I was very pleased with progress yesterday on ATS. I stitched throughout the afternoon and late into the evening as I listened to the BBC iplayer on my ipad (I still haven't found a good audio book, any recommendations will be appreciated). Without interruptions my needle flew. Ray cooked a curry from his new recipe book so I didn't even stop to cook.

To get around the threads that I am waiting on I substituted Cherry Bark with Claret (which I had in my stash) for the flowers on which the peacocks sit.

The peacocks are beautiful.

And They Sinned

This particular peacock reminded me of some gorgeous silk curtain fabric that my sister has in her home.

I have been so lucky this Christmas, my son and his fiance gave me the Marbek Nativity patterns.

Marbek Nativity

I am not sure how I will frame this yet but I will definitely use linen rather than aida. I understand that the frame that is sold for the pattern isn't glazed. I need to have a chat to my framers before I start to stitch it. I suppose the starting point will be where I want to display this.

It is so nice that it will be a shame to display it for just one month of the year. Maybe I will hang it on a wall for permanent view.

So many exciting projects I need more hours and hands to do them all!

The Kimono Revisited paperwork arrived today. Due to the difficulties in choosing threads via the internet and that mono canvas and congress cloth (other than in white or antique) doesn't seem to be readily available in the UK  I have chosen to source by materials directly from John Waddell.

Unfortunately they won't be available for dispatch for a little time yet.

Kimono Revisited - John Waddell

Therefore, I have decided to wait until the materials are received before I start to delve into the file.

It's frustrating to see all the group emails coming in on this class and not being able to participate URRGH !!!

The weather is very grey and wintry today but I have consoled myself with the thought that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.

Warm Wishes from Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore Nicola xxx