Monday, March 31, 2008

March Take It Further

Where did the month go? I intended to add some stitching to the February challenge, but just couldn;t seem to find the right place or technique. I'd value any input.

Further details can be found here and here

March was to take notice of the little things.

Well, my stitching probably couldn't be smaller, but I really enjoyed making this postcard sized piece.

It is surprising how we 'move on' with techniques and totally forget something that we enjoy. I have revisited something I used to do quite often, so in a way it encompasses both February and March.

Tiny scraps of precious fabric have been stitched onto a backing fabric using mostly zigzag with a metallic thread. The tiny piece is mounted on a transfer painted Evolon background. Maybe this isn't perfect, but it is quite striking in reality.

Phew! Just in time for April!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Serendipity at Etsy

Our Serendipity range of perle threads is very popular. I have been asked several times if they are available on the internet, so I have opened an Etsy shop to display some of them. I've only had time to list one so far, but over the next few days I will list more and more. Remember, these are not repeatable, they are really special, so grab them while they are there! Here is the link to the shop.

Eve's Tea Party

Well, what a lovely afternoon we had yesterday. It was lovely to see several of you in Yateley, and over £400 was raised in an hour and a half. I'll let you know the full total when I hear what it is.

Thanks everyone for making it such a good time.

Watch out for another post soon too.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Time for Tea AND a Good Cause

Here is an invitation for anyone in the area on 25th March.

Village Green Quilters invite you to an

Afternoon TEA Party

In aid of

The Eve Appeal

on Tuesday 25th March 2008 from 2pm until 3.30pm

at The Monteagle Community Hall, Monteagle Lane , Yateley GU46 6FR

Traders: Winifred Cottage & Nature’s Threads
For more information please contact:

email: hazel.ryder at

It's a women's cause worth supporting. If you can't attend this tea party maybe you would like to hold one yourself. Let me know if you would like a link.

Spring isn't just yellow

It was such a beautiful morning I couldn't resist a quick trip around the garden. I had the camera in my hand, so here are a few quick pics, although the quality leaves a lot to be desired.

It isn't long since there was a race to see who had their daffodils flowering in time for St David's Day. This year it seems that everyone won! In fact, if you look closely at this shot you can see that one of the flowers is already spent.

While yellow is a refreshing site in spring it is lovely to see the other colours appearing too. This Camellia uaually flowers at the beginning of May, however, not only is it now in full flower...

.....some of the flowers are already dead.

The strength of the sun can be seen in the depth of the shadow,

These little flowers are forming a carpet under the trees, and there too are the bluebells. It won't be long before they are ready to flower too.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

February Take it Further Challenge

I'm still working on this, but very nearly there. I'm wondering what is in store for March. No doubt several of you can already tell me, but I'm avoiding looking until this is finished.

No pictures today, I shouldn't really be on the computer!