The class was intended for intermediate to advanced embroiderers, with complex pulled thread combination stitches and a traditional way of transferring the design without leaving any marks on the fabric. I'm not going to be teaching anything like this anytime soon. Looking at the kits, suddenly the light went on. I haven't worked up any new patterns for my on-line Etsy shop recently. Perhaps it's time to let the kits go.
|Dresden Lily pulled thread (*see acknowledgements)|
I liked the gold frame with the white embroidery. My husband likes the quirkiness of the photo.
Maybe grouped with items that have an old worldly feel to them?
I should have stopped the pendulum of the clock. It makes the clock look like its slowly sliding off the sideboard. It isn't.
Next to the candlesticks, a wedding present from my grandmother? Pity I left the modem and my orts jar in the background. Reminder to myself - I need to polish the candlesticks.
How about in the garden with the white spirea, one of my favourite shrubs?
The shadows are interesting.
Perhaps a bit of colour?
I like the pink with the white embroidery. I wish I knew the name of the pretty pink shrub. But how about the fence in the background?
And then the sun disappeared and the sky became very dark so that was the end of taking photos for the day. We did have some much needed rain though. What a blessing to smell the damp air!
Anyway, this week has been busy. I've checked through the kits, investigated shipping options from Australia to the rest of the world, visited the post office to check the weight, taken more photos and edited them, and finally written a listing and put the kits in my Etsy shop. Click here if you'd like to see it. Just to let you know that I have only a few kits left and I will not be making up any more once these have been sold*.
I would never have guessed when I prepared the kits in Cape Town that we would emigrate, that the kits would wing their way to Brisbane with us when we moved, and then eventually make their way into my Etsy shop. I wonder where they will travel to next.
Till next time happy stitching!
*The original design was adapted with permission of the copyright holder, author Heather Toomer, for limited circulation only.