Long time, no blogging

*Sweeps dust and cobwebs away, lots of coughing*

So it’s been a really long time without posting, but it seems time to start again.  Since last posting I got a new job and moved to Wales, and then got made redundant a few weeks ago.  So it’s back to job-hunting for me.  In the meantime I’ve torn down my old website and started to rewrite it, started teaching workshops at Patchings, and opened an Etsy shop.  The Etsy shop is very new, and only has two items in it but I have big plans – including starting to sell patterns and maybe kits…

In the meantime I’ve started some sewing as well.  I’ve loved these cushions that Mum made ever since they were finished a year or two ago, and I’ve been wanting to make some of my own.

Picture of three cushions embroidered in red and black

I bought some beautiful space-dyed thread from Oliver Twists earlier this year, so I’ve finally started on my cushions.  The first one is going to be in red/orange/brown and purple thread, and I’ve started off with elements taken from a new book on textiles and patterns I bought at the Ethnography Museum in Budapest.

Picture showing stitched birds and trees

This is only the first band of pattern, and I’m less than quarter of the way round, but I’m pleased with how it looks so far – though I’m desperate to start the next band!

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