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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

I'm still here....................

I know it's been a long time but things have been happening here. My MIL is still no better and is proving to be a problem that no one can solve and my wonderful ex-MIL passed away on May 29th surrounded by love and happiness for her long life. I was lucky enough to spend some hours with her before she went and I'm very grateful for that.

So, I have only a few new things to show you. The first is by Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods and is a piece called 'The Mermaids Two Tales'. I was lucky enough to take this class at Hilton Head on the east coast USA last October. Yes I know how long ago that is but please......... it's all back stitch and I kept picking it up to do a little every so often.





And then ...........I had to finish it.
The scrims inside are not part of the case. I already had these and thought that they would fit in quite nicely. The beautiful thread winder comes from Vikki Clayton



I decided to stitch this Prairie Schooler design over one. I saw it finished when I visited 'The Attic' in Mesa, Arizona. One of the ladies who worked in the shop had converted the DMC colours to Waterlillies and Belle Soie silks and I immediately fell in love with it.

Prairie Schooler

The most exciting thing that I have to tell you about are classes that we are organising for The Sampler Guild. Jackie du Plessis of 'It's Fineally Finished' has agreed to teach for us next May 2010 when she visits the UK. She will be teaching four of her designs over three days. The classes are becoming booked up so quickly which is wonderful. If you would find this of interest please check with The Sampler Guild web site for the information or contact me on my email address.

15 comments:

Patti said...

I love that Sherri Jones piece - you did it just splendidly. I know how life just gets in the way sometimes. See you soon. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Deb said...

Oh, I'm going to have to check into that Mermaid Piece. Sherri Jones is a member of our Guild and I must have that! And I love your converted PS too - such a depth of colors in that one!

Jennifer said...

Hi , I love the Prairie Schooler design. Would you be able to let me know the fabric and fibers used to achieve this look.
thank you Jennifer

Tracey said...

Wow Sandra, all your finishes are beautiful!! I wish I had the sewing talent you have! Ah well.. practice makes perfect I hope.. I will keep plugging away..

Margaret said...

Wow, what beautiful finishes! I wish I had patience for over one -- and finishing! lol!

mainely stitching said...

The Mermaids Two Tails is an incredibly beautiful project!!

gio162 said...

Wow... congratulations on two amazing finishes!

Carol R said...

Beautiful Mermaid piece and the Prairie Schooler design is amazing stitch 1*1.

Bertie said...

So glad your back Sandra, and hope that stitching will be your main object now.
Already looking forward to the JduPlessis classes lol.

Bertie said...

Forgot to compliment you on your accomplishments who are just out of this world.

Sandra said...

The Mermaid piece is stunning Sandra and I love the little scrims inside - the clam shell is so sweet, you do find such wonderful treasures.

angelasweby said...

Sandra,
Your mermaid stitching case is exquisite. I remember seeing it when you were half through it and it looked stunning then. it really has a huge amount of work in it and you must be thrilled it's finished and made up. It has turned into a beautiful stitching case.
Your PS over one is just amazing. It looks so dainty and petite and really lovely. Stitching anything normal sized after that must have been like doing giant stitches :>)
Warm hugs Angela

Fran├žoise said...

Beautifull piece!!!
Regards
Fran├žoise

Jennifer said...

Sandra, I called the attic store in Arizona. We were in Tuscon in March but didn't get to that xstitch store but another great one called Busy Needle. I have ordered fabric , and fiber so I can stitch one like yours. Also they are sending me the conversions used.You did a wonderful job. email me at jcontini@cogeco.ca thanks a million for writing a comment, Jennifer xo

Brigitte said...

Oh Sandra, I have to ooooohh and aaaaahh over your two pieces. The Sherri Jones pieces looks fanzastic, a real dream piece. And I have to say the same about the PS finishing. Both pieces are just stunning. Great job.