in and around the studio

I’ve had a lovely day in the studio, experimenting with freehand embroidery, chatting to customers and taking photos. I’m now closed for a few days, reopening on 10th March. I’m also planning a big website update around that time. If you’d like to be the first to know about it then please join the mailing list. Here’s a little taste of what life has been like here today…

image: mr tread softly made a new mailbox. tomorrow we start painting the fence.

image: raindrop on succulent

image: da daaaaa! new mailbox – isn’t it smashing? mr ts painted it the same colour as the cottage – resene’s periglacial blue

image: ‘night night’ – new hand embroidery on antique french textile

image: trumpet snoozing

image: winding embroidery thread

image: hand and freehand machine embroidery – the beginnings of a project

image: hand embroidery detail

image: beautiful japanese cloth – a gift from a friend

image: linen + lace corsage

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  1. How lucky you are to have a man who is so handy at making things – and is willing to make them as well! I can barely get Dave to mow the lawns once a month.
    The embroideries are beautiful!

  2. Thank you for sharing such beautiful, serene and peaceful goings on from round your way. All my best wishes for a nice few days off. K

  3. Lovely images, loving the embroidery. Mr TS made a lovely job of our door….what a handy man to have around. Must catch up soon. J. xxx

  4. retrofemmeobjetdart

     /  March 1, 2011

    Lovely domestic images… I’ve not long finished a watercolour of the same succulent. Your embroidery is beautiful, the Japanese cloth divine, and Trumpet snoozing – a delight!!

  5. beautiful photo’s – there is a calm and a business at your place. Loving the corsage x

  6. Yes, very lucky, I know Steph. Lovely to see your name and read your comment. 🙂

  7. You’re very welcome KP. Pleased you enjoyed the post. Am now back from our few days away and nnedless to say, it was quite, quite lovely.

  8. Hi Janelle. Thank you for the nice comment. Thrilled that you’re pleased with your new door. You need it now that the temperatures have dropped!
    Yes, catching up sounds like a grand idea. Eager to hear all about the fair.

  9. Oooo, is the watercolour on your blog? Will nip over and have a look.

  10. Hi Joanna – thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. Calm is most certainly something I work towards in my home and studio. A place where you can disappear for a while.

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