Lining the shell sections

Firstly, a quick update on the extension, by way of an excuse on why I haven’t done much since my last post.  The extension is coming along very well indeed, and is almost finished, with just a few relatively minor bits and pieces to finish off for the building work.  There’ll then be a lot…

News roundup

Bringing you up to date on a few odds and ends: The local paper, the Sunderland Echo, ran a feature on me, published last Friday, which was quite exciting.  I did an interview and a photographer came to take pictures!  I would link to the piece so you could read it, but I can’t find…

No Internet access. Again.

I’ve lost my Internet connection again, and am currently engaged in a debate with my ISP over whether the fault is at my end or theirs (I think it’s at theirs. They don’t). This means I can’t upload photos or do anything useful, I’m afraid. I’ve got quite a lot to update you on, so…

Our embroidery ancestry

Slightly off-topic today, but I thought I’d share something I’ve been thinking about of late. Recently, two of my favourite embroidery bloggers, Cynthia of California Stitching and Elmsley Rose, have been kind enough to cite instructions I gave here for lacing up finished embroidery onto a board, to stretch it and prepare it for framing…

Apologies for the loss of service

Sorry for not posting, but I’ve lost Internet access (I’m writing this on my phone). All being well, it should be fixed tomorrow, when normal service will be resumed. I hope.

Kate’s Crow – and Kate

You may remember that last year I made the Kate’s Crow firescreen, as a birthday present for my sister, Kate.  This was made well in advance as I knew that once I started work on the Banner I wouldn’t have time for anything else, but yesterday was finally the big day. It’s been put away for…

Looking back – and forwards

Happy New Year!  I hope it’s a peaceful and prosperous one for everyone. In reflective mood, I’ve been looking back at what I achieved, on the embroidery front, in 2010, and I must admit to being pretty pleased with it.  There’s no knowing what the future holds, of course, but it could turn out to…

Save 6 Music!

Nothing to do with embroidery, and mostly for UK readers, but please, please show your support for 6 Music. You never know, maybe even the BBC’s upper management may listen to sense. If you’re not familiar with it, 6 Music is a BBC (i.e. public service broadcasting) radio station that plays alternative and indie music…

Brand new blog!

This is my brand new – and very first – blog. I’m a bit late to the party, I know, but never mind, I got here eventually. The plan is to keep a diary of work in progress, especially a big commission I’ve just started work on (of which more in future posts), so we’ll…