Sunday, 23 October 2011

Work in Progress.

This is going to be the cover for my little flower book. I have a lot more stitching to do to cover the surface and found out very quickly that the flower stitcher didn't like working on this fabric. It is a sandwich of snipped up tangled threads bonded between two layers of crystal organza, and kept slipping so that the cirles went into untidy spirals rather than neat flower shapes. I had to resort to free machine stitched flowers, then had the idea for free machined leaf shapes all round the edge. These I worked over soluble fabric which I hope I haven't washed out completely to allow them to stay firm and a bit crisp. The light is poor today and the colours are much nicer than they appear here. The fact that it is still damp from washing out the soluble fabric probably hasn't helped!

Quite a bit more stitching required and general tidying up!


I am very irritated by Blogger right now as it won't let me leave comments on some blogs - even some which I have hitherto commented on regularly from the start. It is such a shame, especially when someone has left me a nice comment and I can't say thankyou or answer a question. I wouldn't like those people to think I didn't appreciate their remarks. So, if you are one of those bloggers and wonder why I have gone silent and uncommunicative, I have tried to reply but have been denied access.


I am beavering away on my coursework and should be ready to post again on my other blog next week.


The weather forecast led us to believe there would be all sorts of stormy conditions this week and I expected strong winds, lashing rain and frosty nights. I think we must live in a sheltered spot and often escape the worst of everything. It has been a bit windy and we've had the odd shower and a nip in the air, but nothing untoward. I could have done with a bit more rain and will now have to water the vegs and things I planted in pots for the spring. Some people are never satisfied.



9 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

That's looking good even now, I don't know how you get your ideas but they always seem to work, clever you.

Our weather has been rather lovely too, lots and lots of sun! No heating here just yet, I'm very pleased to say since Eon have increased my fee to £45 per month!

Carol Q said...

ooh this is going to be lovely Heather. those leaves are just gorgeous as the edging. I've had my flower stitcher foot slip about too on some fabrics but you can end up with some nice spirals! lol. We've had 18 degrees here today - very balmy.

Julie said...

Your book cover is looking lovely already :-)

I have been having trouble with commenting too. If the comment box shows my ID I can usually comment but if it asks for my ID I have to comment as anonymous to get my comment accepted. It's a real pain!

sewbeit said...

Hi, I also had problems leaving comments on some pages. I found I had to download Google Chrome and access these blogs through chrome. This may help. Book cover is looking interesting.

sweetypie said...

hiya, great book and pages, love it all....tina

The Weaver of Grass said...

That cover is coming along nicely Heather. I try not to let Blogger frustrate me but it is hard sometimes.

diane.ca said...

I always like looking at your blog and the work you are doing.

As for leaving comments I find if I uncheck the remember me box on "My Google" account when I sign in it will then let me leave comments.

Linda said...

This is lovely Heather....and the leaf edging is amazing! Thanks for not giving up on me during my 'absence' ;-) I'm off to look at some more of your recent posts...

Sara Lechner said...

You are doing such wonderful things! I'm happy I found your blog once more. It had got lost in the ocean, I think! Can you try once more if you can leave comments with your name? it would be great. I will put you on my links list to have you handy!