Monday, 25 September 2017

Escapes and exhibitions

Welcome to this month's New to Me Link party, your chance to celebrate any attempt you have made this month at trying something for the first time.

Applaud or commiserate with your fellow bloggers who have pushed themselves out of that cosy comfort zone during September. As ever the link party will remain open until the end of the month, so there is still time to give that new technique or pattern a go and join the party!

I have had fun this month trying out new techniques and visiting new places.

 First up two New to Me stitches for my submission to the Embroiderers Guild Page 17 exhibition, Drizzle Stitch at the top and Turkey Stitch below.
 Then a New to Me applique method using Freezer Paper and liquid starch, also for the Page 17 exhibition piece.

In September I have also managed to visit three New to Me countries, although only 2 of them are officially recognised as independant countries.

Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria (the unrecognised one!)

Side on view of Moldovito Painted Monastery in Bucovino region, Romania

and Romania!

As you can see it was a very interesting trip! As well as the amazing Painted Monasteries like the one above we visited a church in Romania that is described as being covered in stonework embroidery, it was glorious! Posts to follow on the trip soon :)

So, now it is your turn to share anything that you have tried for the first time this month, whether it was a brilliant success or abject failure! We have all been on both sides of those experiences so will be happy to applaud or sympathise with a fellow blogger whatever the result of your endeavours :)


  1. Cool! Looking forward to further tales of your travels.

    1. Thanks Robby, we visited some fascinating places on this trip.

  2. Stonework embroidery sounds very interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of that :)

  3. WOW - 3 new countries (recognized or not) is an awesome accomplishment! That drizzle stitch should be renamed ... to Sheep Stitch, because that looks exactly like a lovely chunky lil sheep whose wool is so long that only his lil bubble nose shows! I have a New to Me to post - it was a resounding failure, but I'm keeping it so that when I try again, I can refer to it as the Don't Do This Version, hehe. Apparently it can be helpful to - you know - read and follow tutorials when trying something new!

  4. I love your dogs and the embroidered stone work sounds intriguing. I will be looking out for more photos :)


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