I have been waiting, most impatiently, since the end of November when I was lucky enough to win the draw for a small piece by Jude Hill. It is a long way from the US to here, and things have gone missing in the post before, so my fingers have been crossed as I tried to imagine this piece wending it’s way 16,000 kms down under, with all the normal mail, plus Christmas cards and parcels as well……..
It’s here! And it is just lovely.
I love it – this piece has several examples of what I think of as Jude’s signature stitching – a beast, who looks a bit lion-like, black and white feathers, a couple of small moons, and lots of stitching. I shall treasure it, and he will hang in my sewing room. Not only did Jude send this, but she kindly included a pile of indigo and blue fabric bits, plus a couple of yards of her black and white thread to tie up the whole bundle. (The thread is safely wound on a spool, but I omitted it from the photo.)
I have done an online class with Jude, and have learnt a lot from the videos shown on her blog, and in class, but there nothing like handling a piece of work to see just how it has been done, and the fabrics used to understand more.
Lucky me…..I’m delighted, and thank you so much Jude for your generosity.