Warning – moan…. I’ve been feeling a little despondent because the project I’m working on is progressing (too) slowly – and wondering why I bit off so much more than I could chew – hunger? greed? inattention? And because I wasted time today unpicking a whole lot of machine stitching – laborious and eye-straining and nothing to show at the end. Except holes. (Although in another context I could really like the lines of tiny holes you would get if you stitched without any thread…)

And I said I wouldn’t show any more of this work in progress – but as I have nothing else to show for the past couple of weeks, I’m going to anyway! I’ve done the appliqué and machine quilting on the third section (of three) now, and I’m ready to start handstitching it. I’ll be doing some of that each day, but I should also give some thought (or action, even) to Christmas, I guess.

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I haven’t had much time to read blogs this week and Bloglines says I have 932 unread posts so I feel a ‘Mark All Read’ moment coming on – but before I got so behind I did see this hand carved stamp tutorial of great beauty on Geninne’s Art Blog and wanted to share it.

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6 thoughts on “weekend ramblings

  • December 9, 2007 at 1:17 pm
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    maybe you could work with the holes not against them.
    thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog

    neki desu

  • December 9, 2007 at 5:54 pm
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    It looks gorgeous, Fiona – keep going ! And I love your header (I don’t normally see it because I read it in Google reader). Just going to the rubber stamp tutorial now… thanks!

  • December 9, 2007 at 11:01 pm
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    It looks fabulous!

    Sometimes it is from the mistakes that genious emerges! keep going with it! x

  • December 11, 2007 at 6:38 pm
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    loving every little hand stitch and of course the holes. 🙂

  • December 14, 2007 at 8:03 pm
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    thank you all for the encouragement – I missed my deadline and will have to register all over again with City and Guilds anyway so now I can just relax and enjoy the sewing!

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