A mystery piece

Linda at Chloe’s place is trying to date and track down information about a particularly interesting piece of embroidery she found in her latest museum trawl. Linda does catalogue work at her local museum and has turned up this interesting mystery piece Do check it out and see if you can offer her any leads.

On the comment saga I have updated my blog software and hopefully this will mean the problem is fixed. Over the weekend I plan to install a different comment spam blocker which should help too. I think what is happening is some regular people who leave comments are being blocked as spammers. I am not sure. I get a couple of hundred spam messages a day and these are automatically blocked and deleted. I hav no idea why it started happening as I have not changed any settings it just started.

So if you feel like leaving a comment please do. If it does not get published by tonight and you have time, can you drop me a line to let me know. I would appreciate it very much and I want to say a big thankyou to all those who have emailed me so far about this problem.

New Needlework discussion group

Katie of Katie’s Place has set up a new needlework Yahoo discussion group, Stitching Post .

Here is a little from the front page

This is the place hand embroiderers and fiber artists of all persuasions can come to do nothing but talk about stitching. We welcome those who have never held a needle to those who are making their living as a fabric-fiber artist in one medium or another.

I had a comment (yes one got through and I am still working on fixing the problem) asking for the URLs to the crazy quilt discussion groups. I thought I would post them here for all.
There is
Southerncrosscrazies for Australian and New Zealanders

CQembellishers is an international group

Crazy Quilt is also an international group

Crazy Quilting International also another international group

Chain of Hearts is a group based in OZ but open to international swappers.

On another note my comments are still not working properly and I am still trying to solve the problem. In the meanwhile communication via my email is working fine. So if you feel the need drop me a line.

Blueprints, Goldwork and problems with comments!

I found this article by Valerie Campbell-Harding on creating Blueprints on fabric . I am sure as a technique many quilt and fabric postcard artists will find it interesting.

The article is hosted by Stitch Magazine which is produced the (UK)Embroiderers Guild

In the same magazine is a sampler by Tracy A. Franklin of Goldwork techniques. Creative Goldwork Samples This sampler explores contemporary ways of using traditional metal threads creatively.

Now the trick would be to combine the two!

On another note for some reason I have yet to workout I have found out that my antispam plugin is blocking friends too! Thankfully I received an email yesterday so I am on to it. If you have had any trouble or left comments and they have not appeared please drop me an email as currently they are disappearing between the moderation queue and me. I am sorry too if anyone thought I had blocked them as I have not.