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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Back Again

'At last' you might cry. At least you might if you were even a tiny bit interested in what I have been doing. I know I havn't posted in 6 months. At least that is what my friend Patti just told me. So now I have made a New Year's resolution to try and post at least twice a month or whenever I have soemthing new or interesting to tell you. Life just ran away with. I'm looking after 2 (yes - I did say 2) Mother-in-Laws which has taken it's toll on my time. Not that I'm complaining as I have still managed to attend classes and stitch. I have a new 'Favourite Designer' I have taken 3 classes in the past year from Jackie du Plessis of 'It's Fineally Finished' and her work is superb. Her designs show such brillance and her class teaching is just wonderful. The next two pictures are of her design called 'La Vie en Rose' which I took in June 08. The finished piece opens up to show a needle page and a small scrimshaw with an S on it. Naturally as my name starts with an S.







The next two pictures show her desing called 'My Plum' and I was lucky enough to take this class as an earlybird class at Williamsburg in December 08. The two end panels have a lovely little silk bag sandwiched between them.







For my main class at Williamsburg I took Jackie's class called 'Carried Away'. It is a small carrier with pin cushion, needlebook, waxer roll and a lot of other goodies. Now, although I have finished the stitching, I havn't as yet put any of the pieces together. You will see them here as soon as I have completed them.
As I enjoyed them so much that I have booked another two classes with her next year. One at Elegant Stitch in Modesto, USA in October and one at Williamsburg next Christmas. If you have a chance to take any of her clases you really shouldn't miss out.

And finally Jackie's Breast Cancer Awareness Piece for Lois at Elegant Stitch, This is called 'Pretty in Pink' and it's beautiful.



6 comments:

Patti said...

Congratulations on the entry and finishes of course. Now all you have to do is learn how to spell my name right and we're home and dry :) As you know I absolutely love everything you have stitched by Jackie du Plessis and as you know I have the Breast Cancer Awareness piece in my stash. And you know I think your stitching and finishing is just superb. Can't wait to see you next week. All my Love Always Patti xxx

Patti said...

Your finishes are just GORGEOUS as per usual. You are such a great stitcher and finisher and such an inspiration and I love you. All my Love Patti xxx

Sandra said...

Great finishes Sandra, I especially like 'My Plum' and the lovely scrimshaw. Hope to see you in February.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Well..... Welcome back!!

Your work is so beautiful it is a crime to keep it to yourself. These projects are amazing and I look forward to seeing many more of your wonderful finishes now that you are back in the land of the bloggers!

We've missed you!

angelasweby said...

Sandra,
Boy was your update worth waiting for :>)
You have been missed.
The finishes you've shown us are breathtaking. I love La Vie En Rose, it's so so pretty and that green silk is folded and pleated so beautifully. I'd love to look inside - maybe I might get a chance to sometime. The little plum bag is so dainty and the pink scissors holder is so unusual and beautifully finished. What a treat to be able to take classes with such a talented stitcher.
Warm wishes Angela

nataliejo said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work ! I am very happy you are coming back :-)