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To my amazement my Etsy treasury blog has now published over 600 posts. It features (almost) all treasuries in which I’m featured or which I have made.
To celebrate I thought it would be a good idea to feature any of you lovely followers that also has an Etsy shop. If you would like to be included please add a comment with a link to your shop
Here’s the 600th
A Treasury Feature for a member of the Golden Threads Team https://www.etsy.com/teams/12991/golden-threads.Come and join us, and visit the shop with the featured item https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sewflair
Layered and textured paper. Part of a new artwork. Don’t forget to check out Just Snaps, too.
A while ago I was asked to make some bunting for my grand-daughter. I finished it today. It was an experience that I did not enjoy.
You would think it was an easy task, wouldn’t you? Cut the fabric, stitch the fabric, hang it up. That’s all there is too it.
Or is it?
Well, first the fabric. The one we chose was not easy to locate. No local shop had it and finally I was informed that it had been so popular every shop in the world had sold out. That may or may not be true, who knows, but eventually I did find some, and the cost implied that it was in the ‘if you don’t get it from here you won’t get it at all’ category..
So, pattern made (a whole sheet of A4 paper folded and cut to shape) I proceeded to cut into the fabric. At this point I discovered that He who shall be nameless had been using my ‘Don’t Touch!’ scissors, and the cuts were not all they should have been. Sharpening helped, but frankly I was beginning to become quite disheartened about the whole exercise.
Next stitching. Now things began to go smoothly. The sewing machine stitched like a dream, fronts were stitched to backs in record time and as for the turning! Well, I was amazed at just how easy it was once the excess seam had been suitably trimmed. Now to attach to the tape.
The fabric is a heavy furnishing cotton. I had chosen a tape of similar weight and they went together perfectly. In fact, they went together just a little too well. You see, I had also chosen the perfect thread! I couldn’t see where the thread began and the tape and fabric ended. As I was stitching by
candle light the new money saving light bulbs I couldn’t see what I was doing. I should have started in daylight – but it was only a half hour job, wasn’t it?
Daylight came. Yes, first thing this morning I attacked the project again. My goodness! Yes, that thread does match. Even the long ‘uncut’ trails vanished – yes, in daylight! Finally, and with only half an hour of stitching the flags were completed and are now awaiting delivery.
They actually look rather pretty, and I will take a proper picture when they are hanging up. However, will I make some for you? The answer is in the title.
Will I make some for other grandchildren? Of course I will. Just as long as ‘He’ stays away from ‘My’ scissors
An eclectic mix ‘From Above’, the subject for the current Weekly Photo Challenge. Some of these were taken with the old camera shortly before it expired, and the others with the brand spanking new one. Can you see a difference? I can! It must have been ‘going’ long before I realised.
Lots more entries and full details are here, and a few links below.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Flickr Comments
- WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FROM ABOVE | beyond toxicity
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Ese’ s Voice
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | A Little British Pea …
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | mattpics
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | allnuttadventures
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above (Crab Stew) | skpfoto
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Ryan Photography
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Ohm Sweet Ohm
- Weekly Photo Challenge : From Above/ Dari Atas | bambangpriantono
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | HpWpBp
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | scillagrace
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Above by LGBU | moments captured by word.
- The fire near TokyoSkyTree | Summerfield84′s English blog
- Letting Go of Negative Thoughts | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | MixerUpper.com
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Found
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | britten
- Weekly Photo Challenge ~ From Above | Cabin Fever
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | So where’s the snow?
- From Above | Miss Pelican’s Perch
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above: Cake | My.Vivid.Visions
- From Above (Weekly Photo Challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | What Is It?!?
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | I Am An After School Special
- Weekly Photo Challenge : From Above | Moments In Your Life
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | बंजारा
- Wordpres Photo Challenge: From Above | A year in the Life
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | بيسان
- Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above | Chittle Chattle
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | blueberriejournal
- Friday Challenges | The Contemplative Lens
- Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above | Just Snaps
- From above because it’s all down undah … | Playing for Time
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Wind Against Current
- Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above « LargeSelf
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | My.Vivid.Visions
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | janna hill
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | AC’s Sharing Spree
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Figments of a DuTchess
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Rooktopia
- Photoworld 3-5-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above – Maggi | My.Vivid.Visions
- WordPress weekly photo challenge: From above | Milka Pejovic
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Hope* the happy hugger
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above – Birthday Cakes | My.Vivid.Visions
- Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above | Little Red Jenn
I have refrained from posting my work for sale on this site, not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but at least this opening statement will warn those of you that think it is bad! I’m excited to share two new links. Meta from greeninthemiddle, also curates an online gallery. She has invited me to be part of this and today my first two items are listed.
I’ve also started a sort of ‘Mini Gallery‘ on Etsy. The work that I’m listing here is a collection of some of the Colour Studies that I make when I begin a new artwork. You have seen some of them before (here’s one), and at a later date I’ll probably be listing some of those. Frankly, though, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all that I want!
Posts have been erratic partly because the internet still isn’t sorted, partly because my camera had somehow acquired a very nasty scratch on the lens. The latter has now been solved with a new purchase and the former should be resolved within the next seven days. Sadly family problems are still uppermost in my mind and they, of course, must take priority.
Oh, the joys of the internet! At least the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day.
If you read yesterday’s post, and the comments, I want to assure you that you don’t need to run and hide. There is nothing untoward about this revelation! In fact, although it isn’t fully finished, I’m hoping you will quite like it.
Many of you will know that we often travel around the country displaying our wares.
We lay our stock out on tables which are draped with one of my hand dyed cloths. This is the one that I have used most recently, although if the space is smaller there is another that I use. I decided it was time for a change……
Freshly dyed, rinsed and just pegged onto the line, here it is – REVEALED
It will need a fair bit or ironing! It is VERY long. However, it will be premiered at the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta next week. Are you going? You’ll know what to look for if you are – please come and say ‘Hello’. It’s a show that’s worth a visit if you are ‘into’ crafty bits of textiles in any shape or form. I’m really looking forward to it, especially as we may well have a new member of staff with us.
the bad weather
before I complain
about the heat