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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WOYWW #407 - Still Embroidery

My desk on this horrid rainy day, thank goodness for my SAD light!

My scrapping has taken a back burner somewhat.

However I did make this tag for a SWAP on the theme of "Faces"

In return I received this quite delightful take on the theme.

My embroidery has certainly evolved over the week which can be seen day by day on my previous post of my weekly check-in. My thumb has been aching from all the work.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, your embroidery is amazing! I'm not surprised your thumb is aching. Hazel Blomkamp, in her book 'Hand Stitched Crazy Patchwork' advises that we put a dot of super glue on the tip of the finger, hold the finger in the air for a few minutes to let it dry. It will be rock hard then and that should prevent the needle from doing more damage. She says it peels off in a few hours. She also says to "ignore the neurotics who predict dire health problems, They're wrong. I've used it for years and I'm fine." I haven't tried it yet because I use a thimble. I've just received the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches today so I should be able to learn a lot of new stitches now. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #30

PS: yes, it was food poisoning caused by the mushrooms - bought from a local supermarket. Needless to say, I will never, ever, eat another mushroom again!

Elizabeth said...

what a beautiful embroidery... I am impressed. and the paper cutting is also nice! Have a lovely day.
Groeten uit Nederland.

Sarah Brennan said...

I am more impressed by your embroidery every time I see it. Love the tag too. It is a miserble day isn't it. Sarah #26

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ. That embroidery is stunning - well done. The tag is fun - and yes, an unusual take on the theme you received there - but gorgeous.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Diana Taylor said...

Your embroidery is stunning - I love the arrangement of the colours and there is so much to keep looking at in it. The paper wreath is lovely, I'm trying to figure out if it's one die or several die cuts put together, but however it's done it is fabulous!
Hope you have a good week,
Diana x #19

Kathyk said...

SMASHING projects and desk .. like you, thinking it would be nice to have some sunshine!



Jan Ltc said...

Great workdesk xx Jan (41)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh my, your embroidery is GORGEOUS!! How long has it taken you to get that far and do you have much more to do? Love the design and the colours :-D
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Your embroidery is amazing! I never thought embroidery could be so creative - there's so much to look at in that piece! It was dark and rainy here too earlier too but now it's blue skies and sunshine! I went for a walk in the rain, cause I couldn't wait to get out and get some fresh air! Hope you have a good week! zsuzsa #22

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Great makes from you and your swap partner. I adore your sewing.

Sue #14

Helen said...

your embroidery is fabulous! at least the sun came out later on... Helen #2

Sharon Koole said...

Love your tag. The item you received in exchange is really pretty.

Sharon K #34

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, love the tag you made. Gorgeous vibrant colours. The embroidery is just as amazing, I love it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

Bernice said...

Fantastic embroidery - what a great range of colours. I hope you are still feeling a bit better.
Bernice #17