Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Stuff

Thank you for all the nice comments - I enjoy writing my blog. It's like the diary I started each January 1st and never got very far. It helps to keep me on my toes .


Here we are - well we are not but our champagne glasses , chairs and shoes are - all at the ready for our Australia Day relax - the weather is hot and humid (sorry to sound like a jammed vinyl record) and quite tiring so by the end of the day we are both quite worn out. But we had a lovely relaxing night and watched most of the fireworks standing up at this very spot.


Our choir in the garden - at the ready.

In Melbourne for my embellisher workshop I had made some pieces with wool fibre worked on scrim and I cut them up and wove the strips. This is it on my table with my Marrakech stuff surrounding.

Back home I have flower stitched on the surface and added some hand stitch - here is a close up. Incidentally, if you have a flower stitcher and you want to share what sort of sewing machine you have, I would love to hear from you. Then I can add the info to our website because lots of people ask me and I don't know all the machines they work on.


Starting work on my Marakkech book - collecting together all my fibres and scrim - this is for the book cover.

and here are the ingredients for one set of pages - including beads made from my Marrakesh serviettes.


At last I am underway - it takes me ages to plan, sort, gather, print, then stitch, paint, cut, layer etc etc.

Now Ian beckons as we are off to Spaghi for dinner.

4 comments:

Emmeline said...

Hi Dale, the flower stitcher works fine on my Bernina Virtuosa 155, but not my Pfaff 2170. hth, Wendy

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Dale - I am a bit slack in the comments department but I read your blog all the time and love everything about it - the mixture of life and art is perfect! Congratulations on 500 posts too - wish I had the time to go back and read all the ones before I started. Love love love your book cover piece - it is so vibrant and textural looking. We've had a very hot few days and it is going to be 44 here today so I know how you are feeling about the heat!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Dale,

I have just begun using my Flower Stitch Foot I bought from you a while back.

I have a Janome Memory Craft 3500, it fits perfectly and is working like a dream.

Penny said...

Hi Dale, my flower stitcher stitches best and its my best fme machine on my little Pfaff Hobby 1042, after I fiddled a bit it also works on my Pfaff creative 1475 which is an old machine which I have never got to succesfully do fme on. but I love it for other things it has.I am afraid your heat may get to us and so far we have been really cool and pleasant down near the coast.

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