So the first thing I need to tell you about is the wonderful giveaway that I won back at the end of November.
I have been following Christina Erickson on Instagram for a little while now - she does the most amazing embroidery - so when this popped up on her feed I entered.
And, lucky me, I won! Now, Christina lives in Washington and I live in France. But during the course of our email conversations it turned out that not only were we both going to be in UK at the same time but actually going to the same exhibition on the same day! How much of a co-incidence is that. So we arranged to meet outside the V&A and Christina handed over the package which was this beautifully framed piece of embroidery.
The embroidery is aprox 8" x 3.5" and covered in beautiful stitch. Many thanks Christina
it was good to meet you and your Mum and the chocolates were delicious!
The exhibition we had gone to see at the V&A was Opus Anglicanum and what a treat that was.
Do click on the link and scroll down the page - there is a video of how some of the embroidery was worked which is fascinating.
And now a finish for 2017 - four of my CQJP2015 blocks framed, bound, labelled and with a hanging tube.
All I had to do was complete the black feather stitch around the sashing but for some reason perle thread is not available in my neck of the woods so I had to wait for my Christmas trip to UK to buy some more.
The quality of my pics is not good - I think the black sashing must affect things.
So just a reminder of my original four blocks before framing.
So that's it for now - but lots more to show you so I will be back soon!