Saturday, 16 January 2010

One more in the bag

Firstly, I'm sorry that I couldn't find enough natural light to take a non-flash picture of my apples. I really enjoyed the machine embroidery and even made the leaves using water soluble film- really outside my comfort zone.

Unfortunately I have had to put the casket on ice at the final stage as I am waiting for my consultant wood turner (Dad) to make me another foot, and to re-drill the large bead for the closure The whole casket design came about because Dad made me some beads from apple wood and I liked the idea of a link. It will only take an hour to complete this with the wood, but for now it remains on the list.
One thing has come off the list this week though. I have finished the raggy bag! These bags are so effective and are brilliant for using up scraps of brilliant coloured fabric which might be difficult to use elsewhere. This bag has a top layer of a needle cord shirt I bought in the Next sale years ago and wore about twice, I like that it will now get some proper use as an accessory. Again I am sorry that the colours aren't true because of the flash.

I have also cut out some pyjamas trousers for myself and finished the left front of Anna's knitted jacket.
From tomorrow I will work on York Minster, again a long running project which I will be really glad to be able to move on a stage.


Pomona said...

I think you are doing amazingly - and the apples are beautiful. My idea of embroidery is a bit of running and blanket stitch - yours is just fantastic!

Pomona x

wonderwoman said...

what a gorgeous bag, i just love it and your apples are brilliant- fantastic stitching!


Lululiz said...

What an improvement on the apples! They look fab now.

Sarah said...

You are continuing to be busy! I love the idea of the bag, and what a great way of using left over fabrics.

Daisie said...

Loving the apples, they look brilliant!
I may be after some advice when I come to start a project with water soluble scariness soon!

Gina said...

I love the apples on your casket Jenny. Look forward to seeing it finished. It's gorgeous.

Tabiboo said...

I love the apples - all lovely and juicy 'ooohhhh aarrrrrhhhh'

...and the bag looks fab - love the colours.

Hope that isn't too much 'love' in one comment??

Nina x

Jackie said...

Great. Fantastic fabulous machine embroidery. I knew you could do it.
Its lovely and I am looking forward to seeing it all made up and finished.