About Time – A Story

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Here, at last, is my Summer Stitching book. First the story, then some notes.

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THE STORY

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ABOUT TIME

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2018

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A story’s worth of stitching and suchlike.

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A house with roots is a home.

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To knit against cold in the wintertime.

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To tend the good earth during swallow time.

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And day follows day and the years roll on and all goes well. And yet…

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Don’t you remember when we were young and nothing was impossible?

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But now there is no time.

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There is no time – like the present!

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In the present, of course, you will find an Adventure! And there’s no time to lose so snatch up your fabrics, threads, yarns, pen – whatever you have to hand…

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Keep to the road and follow wherever it leads step after step, word after word, stitch after stitch.

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Not the end – time to embark on a new adventure…

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NOTES

For the pages in this book I used a selection of utility fabrics interlined with with Vilene Fusible Low Loft Fleece. For the cover I also used a layer of hobbs wadding.

For the stitching, I used a wide variety of stranded embroidery threads (including Anchor, DMC and unbranded) and ordinary sewing threads (including Guterman, Vintage Silko and unbranded).

I also used a wide selection of new and vintage fabric scraps, lace, tapes, yarn, buttons and notions.

For the transfers I used Lesley Riley’s Tap Transfer Paper and the transfer pictures are public domain images from The Graphics Fairy.

I gave myself two rules – 1. No frogging and 2. Using only materials that I had already.

It has been an interesting experiment, which I’ve enjoyed. It has given me lots of stitching practice and ideas for future projects :)

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare

 

I am linking this post with Soma at Whims and Fancies for Wandering Camera.

 

About Time – Finished at last!

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At last I have finished my Summer Stitching book and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s about time! The whole thing has been very experimental and I gave myself a no frogging rule so it’s a million miles from perfect but I’m very, very happy with how it has turned out and even more so with the fact that I’ve really made a book, which is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time

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We are, currently, in the middle of having some ceilings taken down and re-plastered so our house is full of dust and, outside, gales are blowing so proper photos of this book will have to wait for another post but I’m sharing a few photos now as this was my One Monthly Goal and I would like to link it up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – November Finish Link-up

Also, although I have been stitching the pages since about May, this was the month when I finally turned the whole thing into a book and, having finally accomplished my dream of becoming a bookmaker, I am linking up with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for New to Me!

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Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare