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January 2010

city in stitches...................

London stitched 
Testing testing.........................I'm trying out somethiing new today, otherwise known as blogging on Friday.  I'm just curious as to how this is going to pan out as I always feel that there aren't all that many people around on Friday' I right or wrong????????????

This is my work so far on the embroidery I started yesterday for Beth in the hoop up swap on flickr.  The theme was Ed Emberley inspired pieces depicting the city or country of your choice.  Mine is of course - can you guess????  This is so fun to do and makes a change from stitching up girls playing all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never thought I'd find myself stitching up the Houses of Parliment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To draw up this embroidery I googled London and clicked on images (at the top).  I then did a few sketches on a sheet of A4 paper (see below)......


From this, I used an ordinary drawing pencil to sketch out my chosen images directly onto the fabric - all hooped and ready!!!!!  If you look closely at the picture on the top left hand side of the mosaic, you can see the images I haven't yet worked on.  Pencil fades fast which is good if like me you might change your sketches a little as you go and therefore great if you are drafting up a new design.  It's not ideal for beginner's as you would need to keep re-drawing, so I would suggest you  use one of those blue fabric transfer pens instead.

I hope you like it so far Beth, it has been a fantastic change for me to try something different!!!



Poor you!  I'm back and feeding you........................cherries!!!!!!

That is my new year's resolution - to cherri-fy the world in general, which is an utter lie because I have never ever made a new year's resolution in my life and can only resolve to never do so.  Though the other bit - the bit about the cherry is not a lie, I only hope you are not allergic.......


So here is Cherry, as you can see, she is swinging on her very own tree swing (sound familiar???!!), which is hanging off a cherry tree.  Told you..............all cherries round here at the moment.........cherry, cherry, cherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!    bet you want to eat some now!!!!  admit it!

Cherry cherry cherrY.........CHERRY!!!

Cherry cherry!!!

Cherry is now available to be stitched away to your heart's content here.

Gifts for me!

Short but sweet (oh yesss!!!) today but before I go I would just like to say ((((((Thank YOu)))))!!!)))

to the lovely Lorraine and Katy for meeting up with me in London last week!!!!  I really enjoyed meeting you both and your families.  As you can see the lovely bags you made me, are making themselves very at home.

Thank you also to the the amazingly talented and generous Chris from Izzy inspired for the super adorable (no pot will ever get it's burnt bottom on this) post holder Which I won very fair and square from her giveaway last year(!!!!).

Hope you all had a super-merrificious Christmas and are still enjoying a very happy New Year!!!