Tuesday, July 18, 2006

More From My Crazy Bag Class... Anne's Version Of Events

The beautiful lacey flower I adapted from an old lace piece that one sees in various histories on the subject. I've done it in 8ply wool on the large Wagga as well. I'm giving my secrets away here as if I'll never go back to teaching again, or write that elusive book, but there you go. You can see it's a simple combination of Bullions, Detached Buttonhole and.. and.. well, I have to wait for the picture to upload before I can remember what else. Ah! I see now! Anne hasn't completed the flower! Ha!
To the side is an adaptation from one of Carole Sample's borders.

The other picture is of the Lady I posted a week or so ago, of Dini's version. This I drew to fit into Anne's spot, and she is very pretty. I think I said it before, but Anne's bag is so cheerful, I love it.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Detail Of Anne's Version Of My Crazy Patch Bag

Anne has been coming to my classes for years and has been a great ambassador, recruiting all of her friends and getting me over to their local patchwork shop (Patchwork Collections in Healseville). Our 8 session 'term' turned into 24 sessions! I'll miss her when I take my break from teaching. I can see already that the monthly day/class at home will start up again, but next year. I still need some breathing space to be able to figure out the new job and new routine.
But... I miss everyone already! Sniff..!

You can see the varying colour choices make an enormous difference. I love the overhanging flowers. Anne has put two of her grandchildren's names on this piece as you can see (with buttons).

Compare our birds. This one below is from my bag.