Thank you Grace, I am really happy that you have asked me to be your friend. Yes, i think that we have a lot of common interests. I do please, ask you nicely, to spell my name correctly. Sorry to be sensitive about it, but I am. All good wishes Ann
Hello Grace, You are so right. A good piece of embroidery can be ruined by not knowing when to stop. And knowing that, is one of the ultimate and unanswerable questions. A good friend will tell you but it is then up to you, to listen. which your friend did not do. I am now working on my next book and as it features summer gardens, this is a timely reminder to 'stop, when enough is achieved". Thank you Grace for making me conscious of that today as it is todays essential lesson. Hope that spring has arrived in Somerset. Such a beautiful area of England. I see that you are not far from Glastonbury. enjoy, Ann B.
Hello Grace,I had no idea that 'Kwan tung' was an older kit......It is what I call my 'ongoing
project' ! I have just finished the top flowers and am on the tail feathers now......However did you manage to do this kit SIX times...You must have the patience of jobe !!!
Anyway Grace, thank you for telling me about your 'love affair with 'KWAN TUNG' and do you know what the name means ? I've tried searching for a translation but all I can find is 'the kwan tung army' and I am sure its nothing to do with that....thought you might know !
Thank you once again Grace...fascinating stuff.........xxx
Hi Grace, Thankyou for your comments on my cathedral rose window. I needed something to remember it by & what better way of doing it than stitching?! I have been in the Guild for nearly 25 years & am Past President after being on the committee for 8 years. Then after that I convened a public exhibition of our work. I also became a tutor teaching up & down the country at other guilds plus for the public. I have exhibited work at exhibitions as well winning awards & completely amazing myself!!! Like you say, we do seem to have similar tastes for embroidery & lace. It has been my salvation many times through my life including the quakes! I admire your work too & enjoy looking at other's work.
Hello Grace, it's really funny, I came across an advert for the video tutorial of the book you mention, perhaps I ought to think of getting both. I'm sure there's probably something on YouTube as well. It's very beautiful. As to the boxes I'm sure I have a blank carton somewhere that I could experiment with. I've certainly got lots to think about through chatting with you as well as inspiration. Thank you.
Hello Grace, thank you for the friend request. I had a quick browse through your photos, your work is stunning, I would love to learn how to do the Ruskin lace, it really is so pretty and your boxes are beautiful.
Yes, I fell in love with I-Spy quilts the first time I saw them having never heard of them either until somebody mentioned one somewhere and I googled it! Like many things, they seem to be more common in the US ...... just wish I'd heard of them when mine were small!!
Hello Grace I like to visit Art Trails etc in and around Bristol and have attended many classes at Stoke Lodge in Bristol. My daughter lives in Street which is not far from you, we like to go down to the Somerset Levels as we are both keen on photography. Did you ever work in Bristol? Regards Sheila
Thank you Grace, I appreciate your generous offer os sharing your talent.
I see you are interested in learning old stitiches? Well, I just learned about The Right-hand embroidery, or Left-Hand embroidery books,. They are available in Aus and NZ. Amazon's price is double. If you need more on this, let me know.