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 Hello all.
I hope this post finds you all well and hopefully dry.
I thought I'd start my post by sharing a photo with you that I took last Sunday of our local church, St Peters and the beautiful snowdrops. It really was a lovely day.
I've also had a great time with the Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild at a talk and then a workshop with Nicola Jarvis.  You may recollect I have attended a workshop with her previously.
You can see our group here, all working very diligently.  It was a very quiet class.
The photo below is what my piece should look like - after a lot more work.
I learnt and perfected some great stitches: long and short stitch, stem stitch, split stitch, laid work, trellis stitch, buttonhole, satin and Turkish Rug.  
Nicola was a great teacher - she spent the whole day demonstrating stitches and offering encouragement.
Nicola's talk was really interesting.  I had no idea that May Morris had written a book and it was still in print. 'Decorative Needlework'  was originally published in 1893.  
Nicola selected some great quotes from it.
Anyway I must get back to stitching as I think this one may take some time.


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