Thursday, September 4, 2008

pincushion giveaway

I'm sorry for the long delay. It wasn't as long as it could have been!My computer crashed Tuesday morning 8-( Our very good tech people had it wiped and reinstalled by late yesterday afternoon. I'm sure it this was my home machine, I'd still be waiting.

Anyway, I had one of our researchers here do the draw, so it would be totally impartial. I cut paper strips with everyone's name and put them into my hat for Laura to draw. The winner is:

Jo in NZ!

Now that I'm this far into it, I'm not sure the best way to proceed. Jo, I've noticed you've done giveaways. Would you please comment and we can sort out how to share addresses, etc.

I've been working on things but have nothing to show. I completed my summer challenge for a group I'm in (they provided a butterfly chart with no key--you had to make up your own). I'm pleased but can't show it until after our meeting next week.

I've been struggling with the sample for Plimoth Plantation's jacket project. It's small samples of 17th century embroidery techniques using similar materials. Little bitty spaces, little tiny stitches, and what seems to be great huge thread (soie perlee) to make those teeny stitches with. I did okay with reverse chain, back stitch, and detached buttonhole but some of the othes are not going so well. With these loopy stitches it's all about tension. (and being able to see such tiny bits!).


Jo in NZ said...

HOW EXCITING!! Thank you Marjorie!! You should be able to reply to my comment, straight to my email, then we can exchange addys.
if not, my email is
playcentrejo(at)gmail(dot) com.

Thanks so much, and thanks to the researcher too.

Jane said...

Congratulations Jo, I can assure you that the pincushion is as pretty in person as it is in the pictures!
Marj, can't wait to see your Plimouth Plantation work. I've considered sending for the kit.