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Sunday, 1 February 2015

New year - new adventure

I'm not even going to comment on how long it is since I was last here. Christmas happened, with lots of visitors over a three week period, but even that is now long gone. Projects got finished (some at least), resolutions were made. I've often wished that I'd had the opportunity to do a proper textile course. I do lots of workshops but none that lead to a recognised qualification. Yes, life got in the way, and I don't regret anything that I have done. The qualifications that I have and the courses that I did were related to work and when the family were at home there was never the money available for a lengthy and ultimately purely recreational course. However, over the past few months I've been thinking more and more about this and decided that it really is probably a case of now or never and, working on the principle that it is only ever the things that you didn't do that bring the greatest regrets, I've signed up to do a City and Guilds course in embroidery. It will be done distant learning as I have neither the opportunity nor the inclination to go along to a regular class at my age. So - watch this space as I share some of the projects that come out of that particular new adventure.

Now it's time for a little eye candy - some of my completed projects

 A linen  pouch to hold my current embroidery project.

 A ribbon embroidered pincushion which will surely never feel the prick of a pin!

 and last but not least my cross stitched Russian icon of Mother of God

And finally some flowers I bought this week to remind myself that even though the world outside is cold and grey, spring is surely on its way