The Ivory Tower is Ready!
Now that the Cross Stitch Guild has moved up to Warrington, I have been working hard here at Pinks Barn creating a new space for just me! I have completely filled a skip with all sorts of stuff now that my old building is being converted back in to a garage. As many of you know, I am remaining on the CSG team as a designer so I needed to create a special space in the house that would be inspirational and even more important – warm and cosy!
This is how it looks this evening
The pictures of samplers on the sloping ceiling are inspiring but also stop me hitting my head on the slope which has happened quite a lot this week. My room faces west and overlooks my neighbours lovely garden so I am simply in heaven. This space is actually a little area off one of the guest bedrooms so I will have to keep things a bit more tidy!
My new cotton cupboard
A project for the CSG Magazine in March
This afternoon, I was working on some tiny one over one thread stitching on this pretty sampler which will be published in March in our CSG members’ magazine. You will notice that I am working on a frame – this is a very rare occurrence as I prefer to work loose in my hand. I am, in fact, adding some cross stitches worked over one fabric thread and I find it easier to see when supported by the frame. The frame is one of Sue Hawkin’s padded frames and is ideal for me as I can just pin the embroidery in place and can whip it off again when sorted. I use it working on the desk weighted by a co-ordinated sandbag (also supplied by Sue).
This design called And with my needle is worked on 28-count Cashel linen in Madeira stranded cotton (floss). More about this will follow…
Date posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017