Sunday, 23 September 2007

embellishing away...

Did this several days ago, not sure if it was much of a success. Sorry about the photos , some of them are not as clear as they should be. I cut out a few of the circles to reveal the background felt (commercial felt), then reapplied them.Think I might add some beads in the green felt circles.
I applied sheer fabric and fine silk along with some fancy yarn, then added the usual free machining.
Not sure what I'm going to do with these pieces yet, maybe a roll up pouch or bookcover.

I've still to try some wool tops but I put them up in the loft and can't be bothered getting them out, how lazy! I will soon as I want to see the results from fleece.

Thought I'd leave you with a picture of my drawers... my thread drawers of course!! I love seeing those racks on the wall with all the machine threads neatly stacked.
Somehow I don't see me managing them that way!
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

out and about...

... just realised that I've uploaded these all back to front...Never mind!

Here are some images from the trips around Scotland I've been on over the last few weekends......we had rather a lot of rain on this weekend...
Eilean Donan Castle.

Old Man of Storr. Isle of Skye.
Yes. lots of rain, wind and gushing waterfalls. The noise was deafening.

The back of the information point at Kilt Rock. Mountain Rescue Team practicing. They were lowering a real live volunteer down on a stretcher! eeee...aaaah!!!!
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye.
In the castle gardens.. ...early morning on Skye...
...Eilean Donan Castle in the background before we went to Skye...
Another weekend we were off to the Isle of Mull..
...the ferry deck...quite inspirational!
Duart Castle, Isle of these...
Duart Castle from the ferry. Not raining this time just low visibility!
We did have some great weather this time when we went to the Isle of Bute.
Railway station at Wemyss Bay, beside the ferry.
...remember I'm all back to front!...oops!... didn't mean to get in the photo at Mount Stuart. Victorian Gothic!! Absolutely brilliant, certainly worth a visit.
Rothesay, Isle of Bute.The mountains are turning purple!Over the sea to Skye, but on this occasion it's Bute!
So there you have it, a quick tour round Scotland, well at least a wee bit. More stitchy things next time...

Tuesday, 11 September 2007


finally getting a go on the embellisher...
Some strips of sheer fabric embellished onto a piece of felt...
Some added circles... There you go! Just had to get at it with my machine!!
A few close up shots...
That's it for now, byee!