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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Today......


.....I am in a bit of a sulk. I thought I would be spending the day at a Quilter's Guild meeting, listening to a talk given by Mary Jenkins and seeing all the lovely things that she gave a sneak peak at in this post.
However 13 year old son had to be somewhere in the other direction to where I wanted to go, at one o'clock, which as I am sure you will know is slap bang in the middle of the day, leaving little room for manouvering, and as as I was the only one available today.......


The up side is that I have managed to finish one of the Blue Shore pieces, and on a stop off at the historic town of Llantwitt Major on the way home, I treated myself to one of my favourite magazines, and also found, in a dusty corner, three pots of embossing powder on sale.


Got a black, silver and gold.
I am not 100% sure how to use them, but I do know you need a heat gun which I have, so I am looking forward to a play with these.

(I also share a mutual friend with Mary Jenkins, and I will be seeing her next week. Maybe I can get her to arrange my own private viewing if I ask nicely.)

10 comments:

  1. What is is they say? Every cloud has a silver lining? or something like that...
    Still a shame you have missed it :)

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  2. I love how the piece came out, really stunning piece and love the simplicity.

    Debbie

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  3. that piece is just gorgeous - love it.

    ref the embossing powder - stamp an image on card using a normal stamp pad or a versamark pad (from craft stores), sprinkle your powder over the top (before the ink dries - and have a piece of paper underneath your work so you can pour the excess back into the bottle), then heat gun away until the powder melts - voila!

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  4. Fantastic stitching! I cannot even imagine how long it takes you to stitch a piece like this.

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  5. I had a hint that it will be beautiful , but "how" beautiful I didn't guess.
    I love it....makes me think at walk in the evening on the shore...me and the birds...clouds and waves....silent. Oh, how much I miss that!

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  6. Love the quilt. Not just me whose days go wrong then! My morning has been spent chasing around getting an emergency dental appoint,met for my 11 year old!

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  7. Very Nice sea scape! There is so much stitching that it actually looks woven on a loom!

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