Currently I'm working on crazy quilting but I've done everything from spinning and weaving to batik and basket making. I love to embroider.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
Starting as a child my Grandmother painstakingly taught me to sew both on machine and by hand. I remember doing lazy daisies and thinking how fun they were when I was about 8. My Mom taught me to knit and I still enjoy the structure of following a pattern as long as it's not a sweater ( I like to stick to baby clothes and hats). Crochet was the rage when I was a teen and again Mom was my mentor, she was accomplished and made lovely table clothes while I stuck to granny squares. In high school fabric design was offered as a class, yes I took basket weaving both in high school and university. I loved learning and still am most passionate when I'm exploring something new, isn't it wonderful that in the fiber world the possibilities are endless.
I'm glad you are enjoying the Twelve Dozen in Twelve Months Challenge on my shawkl.com blog. I am having great fun designing the stitches...and am amazed at how many I've dreamed up that only include simple stitches such as the lazy daisy, french knot, and straight stitch! This is truly fun!
At least we don't need to exchange snail mail for this swap. LOL! I'm running a little behind on my projects, but there's still plenty of time for a Christmas doll, she said optimistically! I'll keep you informed on progress.
Sherry, Bette arrived yesterday. She is fabulous! Thank you so much. I took a picture this morning, but it didn't come out as good as I would like. I went to take another outside, but it was so windy, she just wouldn't stand still. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to take one outside later or have time to get a better photo indoors. As soon as I get a display-worthy one, I'll post it.
Pam, you are very ambitious I'm sure whatever you decide will be gorgeous. There is pattern group here at stitchin fingers with links to vintage patterns and you could also try a google image search for fairies. I get lots of inspiration using image searches. I have a few more evenings left of work on the breast cancer block I've been working on then I will get back to our RR in earnest. I am so impressed with the quality of work everyone in our group is doing and feel very much like the beginner in our circle. It is funny how exciting it is not just to see my blocks progress but everyone elses too. Hug back to you,
good to catch you here Sherry, the linda block will be with you very soon as the UK post seems to be fast...posted on Mon 1st thing.
Thanks for kind words on the tree..very encourageing for me. At the moment I am a little adrift on Janet block...only 2 areas left HMM? Wondering about doing a fairy with wand sprinkling down fairy dust on the block...but cannot find a fairy Patt to use!!!!!!!!Then I thought about a Stumpwork fir/pinecone..But know what? Cant find a pattern...oh bothers!!!
Hugs from Pam