Catching up – closing out 2021.

I am very aware that since I started the ‘even more busy’ stage – otherwise known as the Third and final year – of the RSN Future Tutors Course, I have not managed to keep this blog up to date. The workload has been intense and sometimes overwhelming, and I have really appreciated the Christmas… Continue reading Catching up – closing out 2021.

Jenny Wren is finished!

What a wonderful project this has been. Jenny Adin-Christie prepares the most beautiful kits for her pieces, and they are an absolute pleasure to stitch. Finishing the Mossy Hillock. The stitching on the mossy hillock uses a wide variety of interesting threads in variegated cottons, silks, and pearl cottons. It is also liberally sprinkled with… Continue reading Jenny Wren is finished!

Jenny Wren has a body

Work has continued on my Jenny Wren by Jenny Adin-Christie. After stitching two wings, that I hope are reasonably matched, I moved into working the needle lace that covers Jenny Wrens back. I have also stitched and applied her Tail Feather. I have decided that I really like working the piece of Needlelace, and trying… Continue reading Jenny Wren has a body

Jenny Wren is underway

My next stitching adventure is now underway as I have started stitching Jenny Adin-Christies gorgeous stumpwork Wren. This cute little bird is actually a very practical needlework  Etui, with its beak cleverly hiding a thread cutter, the wings covering needle pages, storage space for a thimble on its back, and in the Mossy Hillock that… Continue reading Jenny Wren is underway

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