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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Tuesday, 30 September 2008


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Well, my first try at a couple of techniques.
I followed instructions from my new book 'Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidery'.
I tried out my new fabric paints and the metallic threads. Oh, and the iron-on interfacing.
I'll continue and show you the finished results soon, exciting!!!
Any helpful suggestions would be grateful.


Daisie said...

Looks promising, love the colours!

Lynn Cohen said...

Very interesting. What fabric paints are you using? Liquid or crayon? I like those circles.
Are you having any problems with the metalic threads breaking in or bunching up behind the piece? What kind of needle are you using in your machine?
I look forward to see how this turns out.

bindu said...

Really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing how this evolves - so please keep posting.

Chris Daly said...

I love it! the colors are wonderful. Don't you just love the shiny bits?

Anonymous said...

Looking really good. Reminds me a bit of those badges / brooches Jane made for a while. I want a go!!

Beth said...

Lovely! Have you tried painting bondaweb with silk paints and ironing it onto plain cotton? You can make wonderful scenes with paint colourwashes that you can then stitch into .Just a bit of food for thought.