I know I haven't been around for a week but I have been playing with my Christmas present! Dear Hubby brought me a Brother Innovis d 950 embroidery/sewing machine. I got my head around the sewing machine but was slightly nervous about the embroidery part. I attended a wonderful workshop with a lovely lady called Sue Hazell, you can find her here, and she made it all so simple. It was a lovely day with great company and she even took me to a local sewing shop so that I could buy some embroidery threads. So every minute I have had I have been playing! here are a few of my practice pieces.
One of my first, not centered properly but fun to watch words being sewn!
Thread broke on the center flower, not quite got the hang of back-tracking!
Isn't this lovely? These machines are so clever.
This one I had to make into a heart.
Talking of hearts, I am trying to make a Wiltshire one for a dear blog friend, Carolyn Saxby, who makes beautiful ones of her home in St Ives. This is a work in progress, it needs sheep on it and some hand embroidery. I made the base on my embellishing machine. Lots of room for improvement methinks!
I am trying to give the impression of the patchwork fields and hedges. I live quite close to Avebury and have plans to try and do one with the Stones on it.
I have also been in the craft room playing with inks today so will post for the Sunday Stamper shortly. Hope you are all enjoying yourselves, thanks for looking. x