Author Archives: pardalote

Still just stitching

Just to stitch. All folded in. And embellishments begun… Love how this white on white cross stitch looks and feels. Maybe some beads next! Oh and I joined Instagram. My goal is to keep the same amount of internet time … Continue reading

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Stitch Doodle

It is done. I’ve published my Stitch Doodle collection on Etsy. It’s not very ‘collection’ in that it’s a selection of doodle cloths that I’ve made to test ideas over the last few months, but there’s a little cohesiveness tis one of … Continue reading

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Selling embroidery – thoughts

I’ve not posted for a while, but I’ve been almost constantly stitching. Stitching for fun, learning new techniques and making pieces without any thought to end purpose or function. This has been enjoyable, but my stitch journal is bulging and … Continue reading

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Still stitching

… despite the heat. Four days of sweltering heat, 37C, 35C, 41C, 38C. Not sure what that is in Fahrenheit for those in USA. 100 or so? Around that. Hot. Too hot to feel like stitching, too hot to feel like … Continue reading

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Pattern and the power of making

I’ve been thinking on and off for a few years now about how important *pattern* is to me. How I’ve always loved knitting, crochet, embroidery, beadwork where there is a rhythm to it. A repetition that is meditative. But also … Continue reading

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Cat dreams

Backed and quilted. The texture really shone this morning in the low light. I sighed as I felt the softness of the red and orange damasks from Deb. Now that they are quilted down, they are soft and strong. I … Continue reading

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Curls and stairs

I’ve been working on this piece over the last couple of days. I needed to go to the city yesterday. While there I visited one of my favourite places, the Nicholas Building in Swanson Street. It’s a glorious small building, … Continue reading

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Still going…

It’s been hot and humid for a few days. The blueberry plants seem to enjoy this, but I don’t. Javi has been struggling to stay cool. But then he does keep pressing himself into the warmest places in the apartment. … Continue reading

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Fruitful

This morning: some fruit picking in brilliant sunshine. Home with a bounty. Raspberries, youngberries, loganberries. We will eat some fresh, some will go into frozen yoghurt. Yum. And back to birds this afternoon. Beautiful fabric from Deb, I don’t even … Continue reading

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White and colour

Today. Stitching in white. And in the background, a beautiful pile of soft, vibrant fabric from Deb Lacativa. Soon to become birds and critters.

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