Happy to report that the Bernina still goes, despite being forsaken for a Canon. In fact I really enjoyed making these items and began to look at my stash with slitty eyes, thinking what things I could do with it – there is rather a lot, I must confess……including many fabrics that have been aging for 20 years or more. Almost original repros so to speak.
Some simple 9 patches, made with ‘real ‘repros….as part of a joint effort of a group of friends. They are destined for a Disappearing 9 patch quilt, that will be raffled at a Retreat in Bendigo in 2013.
Then I made this bag from that piece of patchwork mentioned a couple of posts back. I really like this, a useful shape and size for taking needlework to meetings etc. I knew if I waited a while, inspiration would strike! The twisted cord is made from a bunch of lurid Procion dyed cotton threads I received in a lucky dip at the Embroiderer’s guild Christmas luncheon. Coincidentally the colours were a perfect match.
You might notice a button in the sidebar which says Beyond Layers…….this is a 52 week course with Kim Klassen, and looks like it will be a whole lot of photo fun. One of the first images I posted on Flickr to share with the group was this one.
I obviously hit the mark – Amazingly, I have now had nearly
320 502 viewings of it on Flickr, 32 45 comments, it was selected for Flickr’s Flickriver Explore on 21/1/12, and there were three six invitations to post it on other selective sites featuring special photos. Who’s a happy snapper then?