Saturday, 31 January 2009

Remember January?

Cold, dreary, credit crunch, sad days,

but this is the last day,

.......and Spring is always round the corner!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

On my desk .... a "Smelli".
(It seems that I can no longer put titles above in English!)

An artist friend, who posts on docrafts' site, introduced a variation on the standard ATC - a semi circular card.
(She calls them Smelli, her name is Helen and her forum name is smelli helli.) Another friend asked me to make one from an Amazing Circle - so here it is.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

అత్క్ "ఉఇల్తెద్ ఫ్లవర్"

The title of this is "ATC Quilted Flower" - I don't know why it won't come up in English - interesting though!

I've remembered how quick it is to make an ATC and so made another today.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Many thanks Dawne for this award.
I think it should be passed to just five friends, but it is so difficult to do this. So I would like all the talented friends who read this to accept it. Thank you all for visiting and giving me so much pleasure each time I see your work! Connie.

On my desk ... ATC "Ribbons & Fibres"

I wanted to use some of the lovely assortment I bought last week so made this - the background is a scrap of pink silk grosgrain - I haven't made an ATC for some months. It was a nice change, and quick to do.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Melange on Fabric

This postcard is for a friend. I love sewing with silk ribbon so used some here. The background fabric is from a remnant that has been in my box for years.
Viv is right, on previous blog, there's not much room left in our house for more threads, fibres and suchlike, but I still love to see and buy more. I guess there are worse addictions!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

On my desk ....

Weekly theme hosted at:

I ordered this gorgeous assortment from Stef Francis only yesterday!
I'm thrilled with it and wondering just what I'll stitch.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Mosaic Monday - Joseph's Gerbera

Our daughter Jane bought a new camera and her son Joseph,10,took this photo to add to my flower file.
For group on Flickr:
Created with

It's very dreary, cold, and wet this morning but the mosaic adds a bit of cheer!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

On my desk 06.01.09......

...... well not actually on my desk, it's a piano stool top in need of TLC. I stitched it years ago, the colours are not as bright as they were (enhanced here to near original), and the braid around the edge is tatty. So I'm wondering whether to take it off, wash it and add new braid - or to dump it and start again. I'll think about it!

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Mosaic made in Flickr Toys

The ice patterns on the outside of the conservatory windows were so lovely this morning - but now they are gone, except as pictures!
The Mosaic reminds me of the Winter Post Card made earlier this week.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Post Card

For personal monthly challenge in Flickr 6x4lives group.
Hand needlefelting with embellishment, theme "Winter".
It's not really grubby - just a poor photo!