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Anniversary Flowers

Anniversary Flowers

Matthew and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary yesterday. The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift is flowers or plants but as we are on a bit of an economy drive at the moment we agreed no presents (though Matthew did, naughty boy, buy me some freesia’s which are one of my favourite flowers). I decided to … Continue reading

House of Cards

House of Cards

Receiving a friend’s change of address card through the post prompted me to work on a New Home card using the machine applique technique. All I can say is that houses are SO much easier than Cathedrals! I made two and sewed directly on to the card, so didn’t have any of the problems that … Continue reading

Free Hand Machine Embroidery

Free Hand Machine Embroidery

When setting myself a new project I never seem to start small but rather tend to launch in ambitiously large.  So when attempting to have a go at free hand machine embroidery (as I now discover it is called), I don’t settle for something simple like a house (square, small, simple), oh no, I have … Continue reading

Applique – any advice.

Applique – any advice.

For various reasons that I won’t go into at the minute I am attempting to applique Truro Cathedral, but am running into a few problems. Fortunately the people at the Cathedral have produced a child-friendly cartoon style picture of the building which I am using as my template (less windows and a lot simpler than … Continue reading