Happy Easter everyone! Too much chocolate? I hope so....
The blue and white piece is really evolving now and boy do I love it. This is the piece I showed you the other day. I damp stretchd it and then randomly ruched it, catching it down here and there with a few french knots. I then added it to another piece of silk so that I have a textured raised area to the left and a flat section to the right, approximately two thirds of the piece are flat, the ruched area being quite narrow now after the manipulation. Where the two pieces join I have heavily embellished with more french knots. That seam can be seen at the bottom of the top picture. I now have to embroider the flat section, the thinking cap is on for that, I haven't made a firm decision yet.The blue and white buttons are also finished, they are gifts but won't be given for a week or so because I am off on my travels again next week. London again, tuesday for a few days. I will be coming back the day before the wedding, don't want to upstage them now do I? It is my daughters birthday you see so I am going to spend a few days with her. Her birthday is actually on the wedding day but her partner wants to spoil her for the day and who am I to stand in the way of that...I know she will have a wonderful day with him and I will get to see her for three whole days just before the day, we can still have balloons and cake!!
I have hardly been near the computer since I last blogged, I have been beavering away with this piece so I have a lot of people to thank for comments and so many blogs to visit. Hopefully I will get round to that today but if not definitely tomorrow, promise.
Just a word on my thirty pieces too. For a trained educator I am awful at being clear about my plans. No wonder I was rubbish at my job!! The thirty pieces will not all be blue and white.....what they will be I don't know yet but the requirement isn't to have them all the same.
I am off to have some lunch now, then it's shopping for birthday gifts......have a wonderful day!