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Friday, 25 September 2009

Embroiderers Guild Magazine Stitch







This week has been full of lows and highs in that order.
My husband had to go through redundancy again, second time this year!
Using threads is always my therapy, I can immerse myself in my own little thread world and it's a good way to de-stress.

So I made my little red tree brooch out of an old black wool jumper,which I felted and then the bright orange tree on some scraps of hand dyed wool blanket.

On Wednesday I had a very kind email from a flickr friend saying they had seen my work in Stitch Magazine.
I had such a shock when I saw my work on the front cover!
You will find four of my embroideries, which I made especially for Stitch, based on the seasons, in the middle of the magazine.
So a much better end to the week after such a rubbish start and lets hope there will be an end to this recession soon.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.x




22 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I dont usually buy Stitch but I did this week as it had your work in it. Congratulations!

Knit - R - Done said...

Congratulations! I've only been reading your blog for about 6 months, but I would recognize your work anywhere.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Just got my magazine this week. Conratulations Michaela - it is well deserved and well done making the front cover. I have one of your brooches which has been well admired. Nex t time we hahve our branch meeting I am going to show off that I have a brooch made by the clever artist featured on the front cover and in a article inside!!!! Sorry to hear about your husband - I do hope he finds work soon. Fingers crossed for him.

Karen L R said...

These are such tough and scary times! Hoping your husband finds something else soon. And so good for you to have your sanctuary of stitching. I think a lot of us head to our studios/sewing rooms as a place to breathe, create, escape a bit...take care!

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Well done you, I just saw your post you must be thrilled to have your work in the Stitch magazine. Sorry to hear you other news I hope that things work out for you.

Take care X

The Weaver of Grass said...

Congratulations - you must be so pleased to see your work in print - well deserved I would say from reading your blog. Sorry about your husband - hope there are better times ahead.

Jackie said...

Certainly up and down. We wonder why we get these things happening sometimes. The rough with the smooth. Congratulations on the smooth.Well deserved.I hope the rough gets sorted out soon.

rutholearytextileart said...

Congratulations! I'm glad your work is getting the recognition it deserves. It's really tough luck about your husband, but I'm sure things will work out.

Gunnels blog said...

Congratualtions! I will buy this issue of Stitch!

Gina said...

Congratulations on being in Stitch - I will make sure I buy a copy. Hope your husband finds work again soon.

acornmoon said...

So sorry to hear about your husband's second redundancy, that must be very difficult for you. I hope he will soon find a new job, and more importantly an employer who deserves his talents.

I am so pleased to see that your beautiful needlework is getting recognition, try to focus on the positive.

Alex Mason said...

Congratulations thats fantastic, off to buy Stitch now! Hope your husband finds something soon! xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Adored that second photo down........ the colours of the brooch and threads combined with the background - delicious. Chin up re your husband's job. Hope things work out.

karen said...

so sorry about your husband but a huge well done on the magazine, you should be very proud.

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Hi Michela

Hope everything is ok. Just wanted to let you know that I popped to Hobby craft (as you do) and could not resist purchasing the stitch mag. Well done you just beautiful X

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I think it's time your husband had some good luck. It must be very demoralising to have this happen twice. Thinking of you all

May I add my congratulations on not only being featured in Stitch, and what an honour that is, but to make the front cover is wonderful!

You deserve it for your beautiful stitched pieces. I will be in touch regarding "the piece". I will send you another flickr mail

Best wishes
Carolyn

meplusmolly said...

Lots of well wishing your way!
Your work is Amazing!!! and you deserve to be a cover feature! ;0 Xxx

cocoa and blankets said...

I am so sorry about your husband, hang in there, we were desperate last year Pete couldnt get any interviews and his contract was coming to an end and now he has a permanent job and he is really happy...thinking of you...H

cocoa and blankets said...

I am so sorry about your husband, hang in there, we were desperate last year Pete couldnt get any interviews and his contract was coming to an end and now he has a permanent job and he is really happy...thinking of you...H

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan,

We get the "Stitch" Mag. from our local Jo Ann store. I did not buy this months one but when I looked at what the next issue would have I immediately recognize your extremely lovely signature brooch and so I made a note to look for the next issue when ever it shows up here in the states. Congratulation on being high lighted in the Stitch Mag. Well deserved indeed. vbg

Sad to hear about your DH. The recess has been soooooooooo difficult for so many of us. Please know I am thinking of you all. Hugs Judy

ARTISANNE said...

Wow, how exciting, you so deserve it, your work is just stunning!!!!

Hope hubby gets another job soon, I totally agree that creating is the BEST de-stresser :0)

jo said...

Hi.I've never visited your blog before today and found it quite by chance by following a link from another blog.
I haven't done any needlework for over 10 years but saw this magazine and bought it and after seeing your trees felt well and truly inspired. I've now had a bit of a splurge on materials lol!!
Love your work!

Jo