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Recent projects

I finally got my camera out and staged some pictures very quickly. The first is a finished piece called “Daybreak” by The Goode Huswife. I must have bought and started it in 2003. Only just completed the stitching in August of this year. I am not sure if I can find the pillow anymore so I may end up framing it. Won’t be doing that too soon.

I must be in a Goode Huswife mood as I also got “June Morning” out again. I probably bought that in 2002. Started it right away. It didn’t last long. Then I pulled it out again in 2008. It went back in the Works in Progress pile and I got it out again last week. I really love the bright colors and over-scaled motifs. The black linen is the perfect backdrop for it as well.

And one last project that is not stitching at all but assemblage. I bought a plain shadow box quite a while ago. I sat on it for ages until I felt inspired to decorate it as a Day of the Dead collection. It is not finished yet as I am still adding more and more to it. I put very little planning into it so that is why it is taking so long. I add bits and pieces as I think of them. It will be complete one day. I hope in time for November 1st of this year!

Shadowbox

Otherwise, I am plugging along with the job search. Still tweaking the old résumé. Although I don’t think I am doing anything “wrong,” I still keep at it until I am satisfied. I am also doing what experts say to do: customizing it for each job. That explains the tweaking.

Enjoy the treats. I’ll be back soon!

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Day 2

Rhapsody in Red Ribbon Sampler in progress
 The piece I have been working on for quite a while now. It is fairly large and there is lots of stitching involved. This is a design from The Sampler Cove. I am stitching this on 40 ct linen using threads from Crescent Colours-Belle Soie. It is quite beautiful.

Yes it is what I used in my banner.

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