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I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was invited by Georgia Girl Quilter Anna to join a Round the World Blog Hop this is a little similar to the Blog Party I participated in earlier in the year. Anna is a Quilter and embroiderer she has some beautiful photos on her blog of her work.

What am I working on at the moment?

I do a lot of exchanges on Hooked on Exchanging as I love to receive mystery packages in the post so I am unable to share that with you at the moment. I like a lot of people will have a lot of UFO's on the go but at the moment I am working on Cinnamon Hearts by Threadworks Primitives it stitched up very quickly I just need to finish it of.

I enjoy doing many crafts I dabble in all sorts, this week I have  workshop with Stuart Hillard of the British  TV Sewing Bee fame, I have done quite a few workshops with him over the last year this workshop is quilting orientated we are making something called a sewing whatnot  I have enjoyed picking new fabric to do this workshop of course I did not have the correct fabric in my stash.

I also do a lot of bead I am lucky that the beading group I go to are having Melanie Potter to come and teach us for two classes in early October so I have been gathering all my beads for this class, off  course I need to buy some more.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I do not think my work is any different from anyone else I love to follow a pattern I am not in to freestyle art, in my bead work I may dabble with the original pattern as I am not a lover of bracelets so I may adapt patterns and turn them into necklaces, 

The above bracelet was by Laura MaCabe who I did a workshop with, I had a  kit provided by her, which I managed to produce a bracelet and a necklace from but I adapted her original idea.

Below is many hours of work it can sometimes take me months to finish an article of jewellery.

Why do I create what I do?

I have always been creative as a child it was knitting cloths for my dolls till I progresses to cloths for myself and family, then when kitting when out of Vogue in the early 90's my focus turned to x-stitch, beading, tailoring and quilting and I bought my 1st sewing machine I now have the use of three!
My motivation in what I stitch/sew now is because most of what I create is for a gift or an exchange.  I usually only stitch gifts for relatives as a lot of work goes into them my Mother-in-law loves biscornu's  so I have stitched a few as presents.

With my exchanges I will read a persons blog and see what they like before deciding what to stitch they are usually some kind of ornament or small depending on the exchange criteria. 
I tend to only stitch a lot of small items for myself usually scissor keeps as I have a lot of scissors, don't we all.

Why do I write what I do?

I feel our blogs are just another creative outlet mine is not as good as some I read but I love to share with people what I create, it gives me a buzz when people leave comments, I always check out the total of page previews and the live traffic feed to see who has been visiting.

Now to pass the torch on

Please visit these lovely ladies who have accepted my invite to participate in the blog hop, they will post their blog hops on Monday 29th September but why not drop by now to see what they are up too.

Gaynor at Stitchers Anon

Thank-you for visiting.

1 comment:

Kaisievic said...

Hi Jayne, how lovely to meet you through the Blog Hop around the world. You sound like a very talented and clever crafter to me. Beautiful jewellery.