We are back to school today. The speakers were cactus in the laptop but they managed to disconnect them and I bought some external ones. A lot of running around to get things back on track. To work off my frustration at the whole saga I got to work in the garden. I thought I should channel all that anger and frustration into something positive. I mowed my own lawns and the houses on either side, then I collapsed. I was so hot I dived into the sea with all my clothes on and then came home, had a shower and just lay on the bed in the air-conditioning for a couple of hours. I went to bed early that night and slept for 12 hours straight. (I am no longer a spring chicken.)
I didn't do any sewing because I knew I would make a mess of it. But it is time to get back to my dressmaking course.
I have got really behind since I put everything away at Xmas. I am at lesson 4 and the rest of the class is another 3 garments ahead of me. Part of the problem is that they are working with woollen fabric and it is the middle of summer here. I just couldn't face that. But looking at the previews I see that Phillipa is wearing a dress on which she has Hungarian Stitching. ( I know she will have stitched this herself.)
I have wanted to learn this style of stitching for some time and last time I was in the Fabric Shop I bought a length of fabric that I want to decorate with this type of embroidery. It is an Italian linen and would make a great wrap or bed throw with a band of Hungarian stitching at either end.
I think I will try a cushion cover first and have bought some Eco knitting cotton and some Milford 3ply to experiment with.
I found some instructions on Pintrest. It is interesting to see the how the back of the stitch will look, not unattractive.
And then Mary Corbett has another version.
And then I found a whole lot of patterns on ETSY which I have bought.