Thursday, 22 November 2012

I had a brilliant day today.

I teach a group of students with learning difficulties on a Thursday morning. 
 This is a young lady who has never used a sewing machine before. In 3 weeks she has managed to make a patchwork bag. I showed her how to cut the fabric, what a 1/4 inch seam was and I changed the settings from straight to zig zag.
 This is what the finished bag looked like I did have to pin the pieces together otherwise it was all her work. 
These are two pots that she made earlier in the term she made them all herself I fired and glazed them she seems to pick up anything to do with her hands. She struggles with life in general. 3 weeks was the longest I have ever managed to keep her on one project. 
 Sometimes it is worth while getting out of bed in the morning. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

CQJP and Tast 34, 35, 36.
September CQJP
Decided I must catch up I found when I started stitching again that I really enjoyed it and had not realised how much I had missed just stitching for my own pleasure.
   So here is Pistil stitch.
                     Drizzle stitch.
                     Knotted buttonhole stitch.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Tast catching up and CQJP
 This is my August block with my August stitches.
  I know I am way behind but will catch up promise. 
 Cast on stitch, Pekinese, Linked double chain and Sheaf stitch which ended up looking like little butterflies flying up the quilt.
It was looking a bit bear top left so I crochet a little flower. 
Sharon has said that Tast will continue after this year so check out her web site not just for the wonderful tast stitches but for everything else she shares.