The post lady brought me the latest set of ATCs from MixedMediaATC_UK this morning. The theme of the swap was to use seeding stitch somewhere on the ATC. We are having a stitch swap each month to enable us to learn or improve on our knowledge of embroidery stitches. (I think we've nearly exhausted the ones I know already!!! lol)
This lovely delicate card is from Amanda. This is a variety of hand made papers (and maybe nappy liner or similar) on a watercolour, or maybe ink, painted background paper. I love the colours and the tiny stitches Amanda has used, it is really pretty.
Isn't this a lovely card? This is by Pat and has an appliqued flower with a beaded centre over a printed design. Details of the design have been embellished with stitch and seeding stitch in a lovely yellow sets the whole thing off.
Lastly, but certainly by no means least, is this quilted ATC from Jean. I am guessing that the material here is hand-dyed and I love the way the seeding stitches have been used across the surface. Gorgeous colours too! Thank you ladies!
I also haven't got round to posting the lovely gifts I have had from my Mum and my friend Grace over the last couple of weeks. Grace has done some more sorting out and found me some more lace and a nifty gadget. If anyone knows how to work the Daisy Wheel I'd be really grateful if you could point me in the right direction!
My Mum brought me up some embellishments
and also a bag of fluffy yarn that will be great for using with the embellisher
My Mum leaves here tomorrow and goes to stay with my brother who lives near Lincoln. I wonder why the time always seems to have flown past when you look back? It feels as though Mum has only been here 5 minutes. It will be good though, to get back to some semblance of normality, well as far as anything in my house is ever normal! I am looking forward to putting the Christmas things away and...........getting my embellisher out!!!!!!!!! Yay!!! (Sorry Mum! :) )