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7/29/2008

My first purse

Hello

I am very bad to sew, but I have finished this purse a couple of hours ago. i struggled with the finishing but it is done, yipeeee !!!



Close up




It is a Karen Torrisi 's kit I bought on her website.
http://www.karentorrisibeading.com.au/

This purse is a gift for my beloved cousin, Maguelonne. She hit 30 in may and we are celebrating by a family party next saturday. I hope she'll like her gift.

See you soon

Virginie

7/13/2008

Inchies crazyness

Hello

Do you know what inchies are ?

Basically the same as ATC but the size is different. You have to stitch and decorate a tiny surface 1"x1".

It is very challenging and some artists on the web use to make really pieces of art.

For a swap with my EGA 's chapter, I stitched 15 inchies using only one technique, my favorite : Luneville embroidery.

See ! You can click on each picture to enlarge it and see the details


These are the blue collection

These are the lace on black collection


These are the black and pearl collection


These are the silver and black collection


And finally these are the silver, pink and black collection


I used spangles, beads, gold and silver threads, and lace.

It was really fun to do. Now I'll send them to our inchies queen, and I'll wait for the one stitched by my group.

I can't wait to see them !!!!

A new blogger is born !

Hello,

I start a blog in english for my american , australian and english fellow stichers.

In advance, forgive my approximative langage. I studied english in school and improved my skills reading a lot in english.
But don't forget that french is my native langage !

The purpose of this blog is to show what I am stitching and share tips and ideas.

I am a member of EGA (Embroiderers' Guild of America) with the CyberSitchers chapter. This is has allowed me to enroll for an Individual Correspondance Course : Introduction to silk and metal thread embroidery by Kay Stanis and a Group Correspondance Course : Summer dream by Luan B. Callery.

I am also a member of ANG (American Needlepoint Guild) where I choose to subscribe to a Correspondence Course : Golden peony by Marnie Ritter.

In France I took a Luneville embroidery class at Lesage, famous french embroiderer.
I stitched this dragonfly :




I love Luneville embroidery which is en english beading tambour work.
I took several classes with an excellent french teacher : Carole Magne. I'll finish the classes in august.

Here is her website
http://broderies-carolemagne.fr.gd/

I love needlework so much, that I work with needles, bu for other purposes : I am a nurse !

See you soon

Virginie