time again for our weekly curtain twitching peek at the worlds workdesks care of our hostess Julia at the stamping-ground.
On my desk this week.... not much it has been sadly neglected in favour of my sewing machine.
I went with a friend on a lovely weekend to West Dean College in West Sussex.
We learnt all about free machine embroidery. We learnt and practised lots of techniques, there was also lots of gorgeous food, wine, chocolate and lots of laughs.
Here are my 2 final pieces
This Painted one still has to be embroidered and embellished
I am planning to do lots more, we all had a lot of fun and a big thanks to my mate Lee and Wendy Dolan for making it a great weekend. I will share my favourite tip with you ... I have been sewing since I was about 8 or 9 (a long time) and I never knew this .... ever wondered what the hole in the top of the bobbin was for... this
The college is in an old country house with some amazing art in it.
Salvadore Dali lip sofa
stunning spiral stairs with footprint carpet and turtle wallpaper
the outside of the house
Sorry for so many photos and I haven't even mentioned the C word.
Its a busy time of year for us crafters so I don't expect so many visits but I will try to reply to all commenters.
Have a great week