When I woke up this morning I knew things were going to get better.
At last I have had several good nights sleep--instead of waking up every couple of hours I had eight hours sleep except for the toilet trot that is.
For a long time now both Stephen and I have been experiencing restless nights -sometimes we get up and make a cup of Milo or we read or hop on the computer- anything to stop the twaddle that is going on in our heads.
No we don't have any problems that are worrying us but we don't seem to be able to turn our brains off once we hit the pillow.
I have been continually tired and I know that is the reason why I have not been able to do anything creative.
But today was different-I felt great-I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel at last.
So what have I started to do........
This year the ACT (Canberra) Embroiderers Guild is celebrating its 50th birthday and for the exhibition's challenge we are doing "something" in the ACT colours which are blue gold and white.
We were given instructions plus some thread in the prefered colours and a gold charm of a pair of stork scissors.
The thread and scissors must be able to be seen and there are limitations as to the size etc.
We can use more threads but they must be in these colours or shades of these colours and I can assure you that every one will need more threads than those that given to us.
What to do was the next question?
I had been thinking of a range of ideas and I have been talking to people who had wonderful ideas but I wanted something different.
I thought that seeing as I had done the embroidered button class with Karen Ruane I would like to do a button and maybe embroider the ACT floral emblem on it.
But last week I was surfing the net and I saw a site that had the Chinese Yin-Yang sign done in amazing designs and colours and I knew that was what I would do.
The self cover button I am going to use is 6.5cm(2.5") across the middle which is quite large.
You can see the size of it compared to the 15cm(6") hoop it is sitting on.
I drew the design onto an old doyley and I have stitched the outline in blue and yellow French Knots and I will fill in the whole area with French Knots as well.
It will be a carpet of French Knots--thank goodness they are my favourite stitch.
I also have to decide where to put the stork scissor charm as it must be visible.
I will keep you posted on the progress as it unfurls.
This is the sketch I did just to see how it would look.