Sunday, 18 November 2012

November 2012

Hi everyone,
sorry I've been awol again. Everyone here was sick for a week. I had a sinus infection, both kids had the vomitting bug and Mike had a touch of it too.

Everyone is mostly better now.

Actually it's been more than a week since I updated anyway. I finished the Chameleon quilt and sent it off to the magazine editor. At the moment I'm working on another applique comission. this one is a bag.

The picture above is a work in progress. her teddy needs some eyes and a nose, the words will be stitched down and I have some stars and a moon as decoration around her. It should be published early next year.

By the way, if you ever see anything I've designed as an applique and you think 'Oh I'd love to stitch that in cross stitch', please let me know and I can make it happen.

I've had another publication in Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine
My Fuscia Sampler appears in ECS Vol 20 No. 4 which will be out soon if it's not already hit the news stands.

I'm a little stuck for my next idea for Embroidery and Cross Stitch which is partly why I've been doing so much applique. If anyone has something they would particularly like, please comment. Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine has a sophisticated style, so nothing country or cute is likely to be accepted by them. But I'm still have plans for a web site over Christmas break. So all requests will be considered.

Oh yes, and I'm delighted to tell you that I'll be the profile artist in the upcoming edition of Patchwork and Stitches Magazine.

I didn't sell any of my textile art at the art show. I'm wondering if it's even worth doing any more. But I do enjoy experimenting. The trouble is, I have to pay everytime I enter one of those things. I was going to put some works in a gallery next year, but I don't feel like forking out money for no return. And if I have nothign to do with these creations once they are done, what's the point?

I think that's about all I had to mention.
Now that I'm part time at the child care centre I have less time for my creative work. But I fit it in where I can.

Thanks for hanging in there with me