Seven days to go

I’ll be at the airport this time next week so I decided I needed a new wool appliqué pattern to offer to my students…

I’d always wanted to make a grey piece so here it is… Not Quite Square.


I used a piece of printed linen for the background stripe that I had bought in England last year. The embroidery is all completed using hand-dyed threads from House of Embroidery in South Africa, the same ones we use for African Folklore Embroidery. I do like the subtle color changes …


Julia is working on the details for me and we will be printing and packaging tomorrow. Maybe Ruby and Benjamin will get to watch Frozen again?

I now have a large suitcase in the dining room and I am gradually filling it. I’m going to check my handouts supply today and get those sorted…


Meanwhile, I got a parcel yesterday. Remember the denyse schmidt MODERN SOLIDS box I won at Market 12 weeks ago? They finally arrived on my doorstep…


Aren’t they lovely? Too nice to disturb? I’ll just admire them for a little while.


  1. sue said:

    That box of fabric reminds me of the big box of crayons I got for my birthday (as an adult) that I keep even from my grandchildren…!

    August 6, 2014
    • catherineredford said:

      There are seventy five colors!

      August 6, 2014
  2. I love your grey work! Wonderful warmth. And the brights of your prize are beautiful too.

    August 7, 2014

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