I think I will just give up on this week or was it last week as well?
I got to my Quaker exhibition only to find they had closed it early due to work being done to the library. After all I had to do to get there it was very disappointing. I have the 1.5 to 2 hour drive to town to start with then because I haven't traveled by public transport for the last year they had taken all my money off my card. I tried to top it up on the bus but was told all that has changed. I then had to find somewhere to put some money on the card. (It is just too expensive to park in town.) Then when I got there, no exhibition.
The next thing was I have had to have 2 teeth extracted. I had two root canal treatments about 8 months ago and now my body just rejected them so out they had to come. The Dentist could find nothing wrong with the teeth at all, still, I have to admit I feel a whole lot better once they came out. Shame about the $3,000+ that I had spent on the treatments.
The good thing is that now that those teeth have gone my mind is working again. (Don't ask me what the link was I just don't know.) I am in the middle of preparing a new class and am really enjoying the process. Because it will be for beginners from outside of the Embroiderers' Guild and I already teach a class for new members, I had to come up with something different. It is about learning the basic stitches but I wanted a project that gave them something finished to take away. My solution was to settle on a set of 4 designs that can be stitched in the allotted time. I have actually drawn more designs than the four needed so that there is a lot of choice. I have put the designs into my drawing program and put different colours behind each design. Although I am using white cotton/linen fabric I think these could look good on a variety of fabrics. (I see there is one circle outline I didn't cut after I added the fill colour, oops.)
I got a bit carried away with drawing botanical things and have another two pages of designs. They are only small, in circles of about 2.5" or a bit less. I found I could fit 4 designs on a 6"x6" square of fabric. I backed this with a fine muslin and tacked the two pieces of fabric together, put this into a frame and stitched.
Because they are small they are quick to stitch and I am really enjoying this stitching. When the students have finished this they will choose their favourite and then mount it in a mini-frame to use as is, or as a piece of jewelry.
I think that I might glue a piece of thin wadding onto the backing board before it is mounted as well and I also think I had better buy some more of these frames because I could just keep stitching.