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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WOYWW #406 - More Embroidery

I think the embroidery has taken centre stage this week.

It certainly has evolved and I have a vague plan now - the colour wheel!

My daily progress can be seen on my previous post.




I stamped the dragonflies before filling them in with stitches. Who knew stamping would transfer to embroidery?

The spirals are being done with purple metallic thread so are taking an age...






Also I have moved the lounge round so we sit on the opposite sides of the sofas and having moved my harp have actually played it this week. Must have been months since I did last.

Planted a few plants in the garden too.

Spring is definitely in the air round here.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

22 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such pretty embroidery, and your area with the pretty lamp and harp so reminds me of a dear friend from the town I raised my sons. I am envious of your lovely planting fun. Seemed Spring was arriving, but 8 inches of heavy snow came Sunday, but the good news is a warm up and today was NO WIND, and it was lovely out. Thanks for the fun post and have a great week. #4

Lynn Holland said...

Firstly I think your embroidery is beautiful, I love your stitch work and the colours you've chosen.
Now if my settees where the same size I'd move ours round as that is a great idea. We've been sat in the same places for 20 years. It's no wonder they don't resemble a seesaw with all the weight being on one end haha
Lynn //10 x

Bubbles said...

Lovely embroidery... and the colours in the flower bed are beautiful! As for the harp... I am green with envy here - not that I could own such a gorgeous instrument in my tiny house lol (and I can't play either).
Have a wonderful Wednesday :)
Bubbles #11
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/woyww-406.html

Neet said...

What a lovely Spring photo you are sharing, looks lovely.
Your embroidery is beautiful, how you have patience to do that spiral I don't know, bet it looks lovely when it is finished.
Didn't know you played the harp - WOW! Do you play professionally? I can imagine you sat at a wedding playing your harp. Am so impressed!
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me
Neet 7 xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning BJ. Lovely embroidery - have fun with it, planning it, actually doing it, and watching it grow. I'm so glad you have picked up your harp again - well done you! Enjoy!! I think we have turned a corner toward Spring here as well - although it was really cold this morning!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Wow, the embroidery has sure transformed since last week! It's stunning and makes we want to take it back up! Thank you for sharing your garden. We are still in the throws of winter. We got lucky and the blizzard that struck the east missed us. The garden is covered in a few inches of snow so it will be awhile before seeing any flowers here. Diane #15

sandra de said...

Such a lovely collection of photos ... the embroidery is going to be beautiful.
sandra de @21

Diana Taylor said...

Your embroidery is so pretty, and I love the colours - very Spring like. I love the metallic embroidery threads but find them hard to work with - they often have a mind of their own! I'm glad to be getting back into the swing of things and I'm sure your suggestion of a light box helped me a lot - I'm sure it speeded up recovery - thank you for that!
Hope you have a good week, happy embroidering!
Diana x #22

Sarah Brennan said...

I love how the embroidery is coming along. I'd never thought of stamping an image on cloth to embroider, although I do have a couple of transfer books. Sarah #25

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, the embroidery is looking awesome, and amazing you can stamp and then stitch over it. Very clever of you. Spring does indeed seem to be finally showing it's face, I agree. A little garden work may be in order this weekend.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxXx

donna garner said...

It is amazing what a move around can do in terms of enabling the best use of space and the stuff occupying the space.. . I'm intrigued that you sit apart rather than together!... love your doodling embroidery and the colour wheel idea will be stunning when portrayed, dxxx 13 ...

Sharon Koole said...

No sign of spring here yet - definitely nothing growing in the garden yet (not even weeds!). The embroidery looks wonderful. I love the dragonflies.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #31

Christine said...

Beautiful embroidery, haven't stitched for ages ...
loving it in the garden at the moment too.
Christine #23

Lindart said...

Wow, Spring really has sprung in your part of the world! When you visit my blog you will "Spring" in my part! Your embroidery looks awesome, and |I think stamping is a great use for embroidery - you can make your own designs! This will look awesome when you are done! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #39

Judys Lace Creations said...

Beautiful embroidery! Such a pretty garden too. AND you play the harp!!How wonderful!
Judy

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it's looking fab BJ, I love the idea you've hit on for the colour wheel, it will look wonderful. I did some stamping and then embroidered it some years ago for a workshop, funnily enough a big old dragonfly with lots of good outline and swirly patterns in the wings so that's we could experiment with lads of stitches and textures. Love the thought that a slight shift in furniture has freed your musical mojo too, how lovely.

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love your embroidery. Good way of using your stamps. Wonderful to see your harp. I was tempted to start the online course, but ran out of cash for this year. Definitely something I would like to do in the future. We have lots of spring flowers in the hedges around here. Ali x #27

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous embroidery. Hope you are better than me with your musical instrument, I must get back to my sax. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x19x

Vicky Fisher said...

stamping and embroidery euh, who knew, great mixing, Thx for your visit earlier, Vicky

Helen said...

your embroidery is gorgeous, and what a great idea to stamp the dragonfly and then stitch!! thanks for visiting, just playing catch up. Helen #1

craftyani said...

Your embroidery is beautiful lovely to see as I think it seems a dying art these days. Probably because people don't lay tables with cloths anymore, or even sit at a table to eat. Have a productive week. Anickoana#6

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful embroidery...been a long time since I have tried to do any myself. I think it's neat that you stamped some of your images...never would have thought to do that.