Thursday, 1 February 2018

Hello February!

Hello..... can you believe that January 2018 has already flown past?!! I know I can't and, although I haven't been very active on the blogging front, I have managed to finish two projects in January. I might add that neither of them relate to the projects that I talked about starting in my last post but, they are both still on the 'to do' list to get started very soon!!

The first January finish was completing the pretty piece of free machine embroidered work that I made at a wonderful workshop run by the lovely Julie of Tigley Textiles. I trimmed the embroidery up a little at the edges and then stitched it onto a free-motion quilted quilt to give it support.  It looked lovely hanging on the wall and I am really pleased with it.

Using the knowledge that I gained at the workshop, I tried my hand at my own free machine embroidered picture.  I embellished it with some hand embroidery too and then framed it.  I am really pleased with the outcome.

This year, inspired by Christine at MacDonald's Patch, I am hoping to join some other lovely stitchers and follow along with OPAM 2018 (One Project A Month).  It is hosted by Peg and Kris and you can read all about it here

OPAM 2018

I hope that my two projects above will count as my 'One Project A Month' January finishes and I have added an OPAM 2018 page to my right hand sidebar so that you can follow my finishes throughout the year. 

I have also been tempted by Renee at Hand Stitched Treasure to take part in the International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) to write some handwritten letters to friends and family around the World during the month of February. You can read all about it here.  So, if you are interested in receiving a letter or card from me please leave me a comment and I will contact you by email to get your postal address from you (do not leave your postal address in the comment but, if you are a no-reply blogger, please do leave me your email address.)


  1. Der kleine Quilt auf dem ersten Bild gefällt mir besonders gut!

    Gruß Marion

  2. How beautiful both of your projects are. I am beginning to really like what is possible to do with free machine embroidery work. It is a whole different look. I do like the one you designed with both free machine and hand stitching. Love those bees!

  3. I love both of your beautiful projects, especially the one with the bee skep--so charming! I hope you can find plenty of time to stitch!

  4. The embroideries are so sweet!!! It's like FMQ, with some appliqué? There's so much still to learn! Best regards,

  5. The workshops you attend seem to be very good. Well, I like the things you create these days, I like the combination of machine embroidery and hand stitches very much.

  6. Sehr schön sind Deine Arbeiten. Das zweite Bild
    gefällt mit besonders.
    Liebe Güße

  7. Hi Christine. I just love your two projects. Can't decide which is my favourite. It's lovely to have you join us with OPAM. It certainly encourages you to finish at least one project each month! Hugs, Christine xx

  8. Both of your finishes are great - wish I could convince my machine to play nicely enough so I could do some FME without swearing (me AND the machine!)

  9. oh wow, they are lovely! you're a natural!


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