Oh I've been here, cruising round the blogs reading all your posts and leaving comments where I could.
But I've been very BUSY !
Cleaning for my visitors and before I go away ..........
... and I've been trying to organise crafty workshops for my CWA group.
I will tell you all about them as they happen.
Last year ( before my blogging life began) I attended a Ribbon Embroidery workshop.
I have a table runner which I love and I thought I would like to learn how to do it.
Maybe make another one for my dining table.
So off I went to the workshop and it was sooooooo DIFFICULT to do!
Hard to control that ribbon.
I'd just finish one flower, give the ribbon a final pull and phtt a whole section of a flower on the other side of the sampler would disappear!!
Or the perfect pansy would pucker and twist !!!
So after FIVE hours I went home with 3 flowers completed !
Luckily for me Tony had flown south to see a football game and I had a whole weekend to myself.
And how do you think I spent it ?
Yes, I sewed.... and sewed ....and sewed ....
'til I finished the blessed sampler!
So here it is
Want a closer look?
Two sorts of rose.
and even though I've bought all the equipment I still haven't tackled that new runner.