Monday, 20 February 2012

VARIOUS THINGS

On Saturday it was my group's first meeting of the year and as promised two of the ladies did  a small work table each for me so I could have an easy day!!  Debbie did this very pretty brooch work table, she had made me one for Christmas, I loved it, as did the ladies when they saw it, hence the class. Rebecca made one for herself on the day, then today made one for me whilst showing me how to do it. Thank you Debbie and thank you Rebecca...
Brooch for Christmas from Debbie...
it is actually black and white...
Rebecca made this for herself on Saturday...
Large one for me by Rebecca, small one by me...
I have an idea for this...
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Rosemary on the PP Forum had a lot of embroidery transfer to give away,
I applied for some and got these, I am going to send them to my
lovely friend Ros as I know she will really love these...
hahaha look at the price....
and you get all these for 6d.....not 6p.....
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I received this wonderful ATC from Carol -
a Bee cos that is a play on her surname -
being sent to a bat which is what I am called on the forum!!!
and this one from Tessa, using her circular attachment on her machine -
I use a drawing pin myself...thank you girls, I think they are both great
again on the forum this time a postcard swap
theme chosen by Jytte, was one of three...
Valentine with a twist
Leap Year
or
Climate Change
I opted to put all three on the postcard...
Climate change being shown by the dead tree on the left and the one in blossom on the right
Leap Year shown by the date carved on the tree
Valentine with a twist shown by the hearts carved on the tree -
question is was it the carving or the hot hot sun which killed the tree?
I sent this one to Tessa...OOPS
it should have gone to Marian, so I had to make another one....
same but ever so slightly different...
this one is for Marian the correct recipient...
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I know you have seen these before but I have actually finished them now and am quite pleased with myself that I did the edges not using satin stitch as I normally do,
hmm maybe it will grow on me????
Matching pair...
Again no satin stitch on edges, but I do like this one
and
I came third in the competition for using the Zeelon
Maggi came first
Ange came second
Well done girls yours were stunning of course...
this is my finished Boutis journal page, it is A4 size, took ages to do but,
strangely, I enjoyed every part of making this, even though I have been informed I used all the wrong stuff in doing it, heyho, I used what I had on hand, I like it so that is the main thing, I feel I will do this again sometime...
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Still PP forum related, one of the girls on there, Margaret who now lives in France, offered to send me some of her stash pieces of fabric to see what I would make with them. She actually sent a whole load out to other girls on the forum too, mine came whilst I was at my group along with a second package from her, I had to wait until today to open them though as I was totally exhausted from the day at the group. It always wears me out for some reason, maybe it is time for me to stop, I don't know, I will give it some thought this year I think. Anyway here are the fabrics she sent to me, oh yes, she said in the message that she was sending me fabrics which she thought 'matched' me!!!! What do you think folks did she get it right????
first package...
second package...
thank you Margaret I will have to think what I shall make with them.
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4 comments:

Tonya said...

you've been busy...love those button flowers......

Susan said...

Oh Jan I love the brooch Rebecca made you as always you have been very busy. Lookiing forward to seeing what your idea is about the little brooch and big brooch. hugs xxxx

Caz said...

You did very well with the 'boutis' Jan,, lovely. And well done with the Zeelon comp!

Janice Aitkens said...

You certainly been busy, loved the broches
Also the postcard i really love the robin one but i love robins anyway
Also nice packages, hope you have recovered from the group day & the waiting on news of Rebecca yesterday take care
Hugs Janice