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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: ribbon embroidery on: June 17, 2006 03:38:22 AM
Wow! This is great stuff for your first time.
I haven't seen the book you mentioned. Do you recommend it?
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: embroidered crazy quilt on: June 10, 2006 02:28:02 AM
You have done a fabulous job on this. I love the composition, with the black blocks in between. Very inspiring.
You got flickr or any other piccies. I would love to see
Keep it Crazy.....
13  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Re: Finally! The all NZ, New Zealand themed swap! on: January 27, 2006 05:19:03 AM
Sorry I missed this. Been away on holiday.
But don't email me and say it's not to late, coz trust me, it's to late. I will however keep an eye on you guys and what you come up with.
Happy swapping  Kiwi craftsters
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Crazy Quilt Stocking on: January 12, 2006 10:39:16 PM
Leigh, I think your stocking is lovely.  Smiley
Your embroidery is well done and the stitch size is consistent. I like the folded flower on the yellow, it tones down that piece of fabbie. And nice placement of the stamp motif 'thru' several blocks.
The only thing I would say is, don't be afraid to embroider and embellish, but that can be a personal preference. Some CQ will focus on fabric, some on embellishment, you have to find the place where you are happy.

A really nice job, and a wonderful, thoughtful gift for you mum.

Keep on stitching 'Crazy' Girl...you cant go wrong!!
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Crazy Quilt WIP-finished blocks *LOTS* of embroidery!! on: January 04, 2006 06:45:17 PM
Dharmadog, I can't really give you any tips I'm afraid. The silk was hand painted by a friends mother and given to me. The marbled ones I did in a workshop, so everything was supplied. They have been sitting around for about 15 years waiting for a project! The plain blues were done at another workshop by my mum. They are called 'graduated dye'. Maybe if you check out your local craft store or quilting store, or community 'houses' and see if they are running any courses. I find it much easier to obtain stash in this way. I can't afford to outlay for supplies for a hobby that I might lose interest in next week!!
Sorry, I'm completely useless aren't I?

(ps a few commercial fabbies have snuck in here and there  Wink )

If you check out the sidebar in my blog, go and have a look at Sonji Says. She  "paints"  all her fabric.
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Crazy Quilt WIP-finished blocks *LOTS* of embroidery!! on: January 03, 2006 11:00:26 PM
inspires me to pick up that blue crazy quilt I stashed in the closet and finish it!

Aww...go on. I dare you too. I seem to be all alone here with CQ and embroidery.
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: cool quilt block tutorial (EXTREMELY LOADED WITH PICS) on: December 21, 2005 02:53:04 PM
GREAT tut!
GREAT fabrics!
GREAT blocks!
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I must keep this bag on: December 13, 2005 10:23:58 PM
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: my first quilt: celtic hand-appliqued quilt top, finally finished! on: December 08, 2005 12:45:15 AM
By my figuring, there's about a week left for this. How are you doing??
Post a pic before it goes to it's new home, please.
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Year of the Veteran on: December 08, 2005 12:22:55 AM
You do fantastic stuff Char.
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