Friday, 27 September 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Gate

Well sorry I'm so late - no excuses - just didn't feel like doing anything this week!  Anyway finally managed to get my Gate Inchie done tonight which was supposed to be done for Every Inchie MONDAY!  I guess a gate wasn't exactly what I fancied sewing - so I did another scene - with a gate in it - somewhere!!!  It's supposed to be a farm gate into a corn field but the gate part is a bit insignificant - but it is there!!  Anyway happy weekend to all you hard working bloggers and please click the link to see what everyone else has done.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Road

What horrid weather to come back to - it's done nothing but pour down, miserable Monday but it's rather nice to curl up on the sofa with a fire going and embroider!  In fact this one was a hard one for me this week on Every Inchie Monday after all Road is such a flat subject for embroidery!!  So I decided to do a mountainous scene with a road going off into the distance and curling round the bend of the mountain.  Not quite as easy as I though but got there in the end though the road in the distance is a bit squiffy because the material was such a tiny piece that when I tried sewing it on it started disintegrating!  Anyway here's my take on Road and please take a look at everyone else's by clicking the link.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Car

Gosh I've been away for over two weeks and it's quite hard to get back into the normal procedure, plus we've come back from France with my daughter, who has been taken straight into hospital with acute ear ache, so rather a lot on my mind - hence the late inchie.  However back to Monday or rather it's Thursday now!  But the subject for Every Inchie Monday this week is Car and being on holiday reminded me of where we were this time last year which was Canada and Alaska and on this Monday last year we actually went up Grouse Mountain in Vancouver in what they call a Gondola, which is actually a cable car, and so I thought this would be a rather different interpretation of car!! I selected fabrics that seemed to convey sky, tops of mountains and greenery, using the pinking sheared edge as the tree tops, and a light orange shape for the base of the cable car - (this is actually like one I went in years ago as a child in Switzerland) - then I took a deeper coloured thread and embroidered over the fabric where I thought there would be shade, leaving the lighter area sun drenched. So here is my cable car complete with mountains and trees.  Wishing everyone a happy September and please click the link to see what other talented people have done.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Night Watchman

And so I've been to France and come back and gone to France again!!  This time to see my sister and have a week with her in peace and quiet having had all the family and grandchildren for last week !!  So this week for Every Inchie Monday the challenge is Night Watchman.  Well I actually have a tame barn owl - her name is Beatie short for Beatrix because when she was little and all fluffy she looked like one of the dancers in the Beatrix Potter ballet!!  Anyway I rescued her 19 years ago and she's still with us and as you can see very tame and having a bath in the dogs drinking bowl in the kitchen!  However I am diverting ...  The reason I've put photos of Beatie on is because I have always thought of barn owls as being the Night-watchmen of nature and so for this Monday my inchie is a barn owl perched on a bough with the full moon behind.  Please click on the link to check out everyone else's interpretations. Also I'm sorry if I haven't commented on everyone's inchies - I don't always have wi-fi and data roaming is too expensive so I have it switched off. However I am so impressed every time I go onto someone else's blog - you are a very talented lot of people and thank you for your lovely comments to me.