....ohh and pencils and paper

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 Hello friends. I debated whether to share my current situation but I have been lucky enough to be apart of the blogging community for so many years, I decided that I wanted you to know why I shan't be posting much in the near future.

My husband has become unwell and has a lot of treatments ahead of him. That also means lots of hospital visits and Drs appointments as well. 

We are still trying to get our heads around it all as you can imagine.

Stitching quietly when I can is keeping me calm and I think perhaps quite a bit will be done waiting about. 

Take care everyone,  I shall pop in when I feel able to share what I have been sewing along the way.

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Old and The New

 Hello out there. Life has been keeping me from getting to my blog of late but finally here I am. 

In the "old" department I have been chipping away at my Postcards and have 2 more completed and as you can see the pile is slowly  growing! I have been trying to get at least a few stitches in every day. I have a friend who needs to keep on task with a project also so we have made a pact for our sewing days.

Making me feel really OLD is this chap....
Who now looks like this!
I now have a teenage Grandson!

That seemed to have happened very quickly lol!
The "new".....
I am having a little SAL with my friend Fiona and my DIL who is learning to stitch.
When we all have our patterns we will be sewing this.....
Lots of needleturn, stitchery and some it! Fabrics next!
The other "new" is a challenge on Instagram called #52tagchallenge by a lady called Anne Brooks.  The idea is you make a little piece of textile from a prompt Anne gives you each week.....interpretate your way and attach it to a tag!
I thought it was perfect to use up lots of bits of lace and little treasures and another use for my die cutter. I had ordered a tag die before I came across this! And I love the freedom of stitching what I feel like.
Here are my first 6 tags....

5. KISSES (mine are butterfly kisses)
Anne suggests that you put a little saying or some thoughts on the back if you I have enjoyed that part of the process as well!
It's nice to have a reason to play with all this!
I may even do a stitch book that Anne mentions. My own version.....use up some of those small bits of wadding I can't seem to throw away! I love embroidery but it seems to have faded into the background. Hopefully these projects will keep my skills up.
I  hope you are all well and having a good week.
Take care.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx