Reviewing what I have done this week, and in view of my previous post, it is clear I didn’t want to do any work that required much thinking! This week was all about cross stitch and satin stitch. I have been working on some of the designs I created when we first moved here last … More Weekend WIP Roundup
We are making the most of the recent warmer weather we are experiencing in Northern Italy, even though we sometimes feel like the only ones doing so! We have the kind of sunshine and warm temperatures that would see most right thinking UK residents in shorts and flip flops. Not the Italians! They are still … More Letting the Sunshine In
Before we moved to Italy I could take or leave coffee. Maybe once a week I might pop into one of the well known coffee chains and have nothing more challenging than a latte. I would try espresso but I would always find it far too bitter and a flat white, especially on an empty … More Coffee Commission Completed!
For the last week I have been preoccupied with my special coffee commission. I am happy to say it has finally been completed. I am so delighted I will no longer be getting myself into tizz with all of the far too similar shades of grey! One of the last jobs I had to do … More Weekend WIP Round Up
I have been making a big push to get my Special Coffee Commission completed this week. We are visiting the UK at the end of next week and I want to have it all finished and mounted by then so I can take it with me and deliver it to my friend. I have learnt … More Moka Making
I have been slowly but steadily making progress with my commission. Having to design something to someone else’s specifications does limit you, but in a good way. The person who made the commission was quite clear about the image he wanted me to create. I have to make that work within the parameters he has set which … More Making a Moka
Wow! I am feeling a great weight of responsibility! A friend of ours from the UK has requested that I make an embroidery for him. In the last year, we have moved to Italy and he has moved to Madrid. We like to stay in touch and compare notes about what we miss about the … More My First Commission