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Last of the series

I have finished the last design for my series of embroideries about Peace.  But I'm not sure how this is going to stitch out, it could be great or a disaster.  Actually, the last saying "Peace is in your hand" is probably the most forceful of all the embroideries in the sentiments it expresses.

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I have these embroideries framed, ( in cheap frames) and hung on the wall behind my computer and there are one or two that I think need to be restitched.  The designs are good but the choice of stitches selected is not.  I think that is a job for the future.  I will just be pleased to get them finished at this stage.

After I had designed this I sat down and made up one of the kits I bought in Houston from Odile Bailoeul.

I just love her fabric designs and this backed velvet is fantastic to sew.  This is Hercule the cat.  (Notice all the feet for my machine are back in the cabinet.  I don't want to lose one again.)

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The instructions that came with the kit are terrific.  Her method of construction is so simple that I had the whole thing finished in under 20 minutes, I need to add a tassel on the zipper yet.  Oh Dear!  Reading her instructions again I find I have invented another way to construct a bag! I didn't follow her instructions at all!

This is one bag pattern I am going to add to my folio of bags.  I will put together a little tutorial when I make the next one.

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RachelandDesign

The Peace series has been full of delicate and simple designs, and they can be very exposing of any poor choices - although I remind you that the rest of us don't see what you see as problems!

Carolyn Foley


Thanks for those comments Rachel.  I wanted to designs to be simple because most of my students are inexperienced and these designs will help build their confidence.

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