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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Monday, July 25, 2011

hand stitching

Kia-ora I know this blog is names Kiwi Jan and Fudge--Fudge being my Janome 6500 which I just love to use--I also love love to hand-stitch and hand quilt --I find it very relaxing and satisfying --I hand stitch in the evenings while my DH watches TV.
So the next blogs will be about some of my stitching-- sorry Fudge -- 
Last year I took several embroidery classes online thru joggles web site.Taking classes online does make you stay focussed-- The class notes were downloaded Fridays--we got them here Saturday morning-- what better way to browse thru them while enjoying breakfast.

The first class was Sumptous Surfaces with Sharon Boggin-- a design and stitch class I decided to use things from the sea --Kelp and shells--Its was interesting to learnt how to take part of your design and focus on that rather then the whole design--
I soon discovered that I needed to learn more stitches  and this lead me to my second online class --Library of Stitches again with Sharon thru Joggles website.
I know have a sampler of wonderful stitches worked in different threads thickness and how one can  add to and change these stitches to suit .
My last class was again thru Joggles with Christen Brown--  using lace and cheesecloth and silk ribbons
These classes were fun and I really enjoyed myself
Photos to come

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