Friday, 5 April 2013

Humbugs, friends and buttons


What do you think? This is going to be a humbug (I know it just looks like some enbroidered fabric, but wait and see).  The latest project from the Embroiders Guild I am a member of.  The idea is to use a wide variety of stitches, including those not tackled before.

I look forward to the first Tuesday evening of the month as this is when the guild meet. I had such a good time this week; sitting, sewing, chatting and sharing ideas with like minded people. I have to drive to the next town, but it's worth it.  Sometimes we have guest speakers, I particularly enjoyed looking at a vast array of buttons and buckles, collected by an enthusiast. It puts my modest little collection into the shade. For no matter how many buttons I have, there's always room for more.

I am in the process of gathering all the loose buttons I find in drawers and boxes, into a colour coded collection of glass jars.

Good for inspiration, will have to tackle my ribbon and lace collection next, if I ever get to the end of the buttons and beads.



  1. I can't wait to see how your project develops! Do you have a favourite stitch or one you find tricky? I wonder if I should join my local-ish embroidery guild

    1. Hi Chrissie,

      Thank you for your comment. Yes you should look to join your local group. The only problem I have come across is finding a group that don't meet during a week day. It's great fun and we have plenty of trips out to things like the knitting and stitching show.

  2. Your local embroidery group sounds fun - I don't think my sewing skills are good enough to join - I've just joined a knitting group which is fun x

    1. Thank you for your comment. Have linked to your blog, love the rabbits, so colourful. Have fun at your knitting group.



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