Yesterday morning I finished the stitching on the last of my very large batch of class submissions. Yay! I then had to photograph it and write up the notes to go with it. There was a class description, kit contents, my classroom requirements etc.
I’m not sure when I’ll be able to show you some [...]
Last weekend I spend the weekend in Canberra with a lovely group of women, teaching a Portuguese Whitework class for the ACT embroiderers’ guild. They were a delightful group of women, and highly accomplished stitchers. They made excellent progress with their hand towels, and worked to a very high standard. Thank you to everyone who [...]
Since coming home from our trip to Italy, I have been extremely busy with sewing. I got stuck straight into a big new project, and then after the recent retreat I taught at, I’ve been stuck into stitching the new projects for next year’s retreat.
In all, I’ve been suddenly spending a lot more time [...]
Yesterday, after going to the earlier service at our church we drove down to the Southern Highlands. Arriving about lunch time, we decided that Bowral might be the best place to have some lunch.
You may know that some in our family have food issues, primarily dairy allergy and gluten intolerance. There are other foods [...]
I shared this picture yesterday on the Vetty Creations Facebook page. Most mornings I go for a walk through this bushland park before I get stuck into my work for the day. I find that it helps to clear my mind and get the blood circulating through my body. The days when I do not [...]
This weekend (and Monday and Tuesday) I will be teaching at Berrima Patchwork’s Quilting in the Highlands Retreat at Mittagong. Mittagong is in the Southern Highlands, south of Sydney. At this time of year, it is COLD down there. (Well, cold for us, not for people who regularly have snowy winters!)
I’m planning to stay [...]
Yesterday’s blog post prompted some questions from readers. I get the feeling some of you were a bit incredulous. That’s ok, we’ve experienced that incredulity before. We got the question, “Where are your bags?” a few times during our trip!
“May I ask whether you used a specific bag pattern, what fabric you used for [...]
Back in January I told you how I was planning to make luggage for all of us for our next international trip. That was the trip we’ve just been on. I did indeed make luggage for us, and it went really well.
Our bags ready to go home with us in Venice airport.
My sister went to see The Great Gatsby tonight. She watched with eagle eyes and bated breath, but while there was a hankie in the movie, it was not either of the ones that we had embroidered. :’(
It was fun to be involved and to have the anticipation that something I made might be [...]
I have received a Great Gatsby Hankie Watch report!
From Emily, one of my long-term readers:
Daisy Buchanan’s handkerchief for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
“I went to a screening of the movie last night. It was fabulous except I will have to go and see it again because I spent the whole movie just [...]