Zippered bag tutorial
War Quilts - 4


Too much time spent teaching and not enough on my own work, or that is how it feels.  It is Easter this coming weekend and I am teaching the following week.  Still I love teaching and I keep coming up with new ways to teach old techniques.

So the only work I have done is a little stitching on a prototype.  I like this gentle type of design that you see in modern Japanese stitching so I thought I would have a go at designing some of my own.  I have decided to just use DMC stranded cotton for these pieces,  there will be three in this set.  To be a bit different I decided to use  2 strand of cotton for the lettering and Portuguese Stem stitch.  I think it could have looked just as good in Back stitch or stem stitch, but that was too easy. 

All the rest of the stitching will be done in 1 stand of DMC cotton and I am experimenting with stitching in layers.  This is something different for me so I am enjoying the experience.

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You are so good a joggling all chores and tasks. I guess the family will come visit for Easter and you will have a lot or work. Take a few minutes in between for your needlework.


Experimentation is always fun!

Carolyn Foley

Yes the family is coming and they have let me know they are all staying as well. Eight extra people for the weekend. I don’t think I am going to have any time for embroidery.

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