i had been made aware of an article published in Australian 'Homespun' magazine, the current edition, so purchased a copy !
this same article was originally published in the french magazine 'Marie Claire Idees' just last year with permission and design by Gail Bett, 'mrs sew & so', who many of you know that i work with and have done for many, many years. Gail has been the mentor and designer of many patterns that we happily embroider. i do not know the policy of the use of these articles between magazines, these are the actual cushions designed and embroidered by Gail and the make up of them was organised by me with the wonderful Sandra. so i know them intimately, however 'Homespun' has printed the same article from the french magazine and someone else has been credited with the design, no mention of our Australian and original designer Gail Bett.
the person credited has had no input whatsoever ! i just wanted to let readers know that like the old saying says, 'don't believe everything you read' ! in this case it is clearly wrong
this design is one of mine, picture created from an old calendar, but the stitching was influenced by Gail Bett after all the years of my working with her as a mentor. give credit where credit is due, i say, and clearly the magazine industry is not doing that.
i have just spent a weekend away with some friends stitching, last year Bev won a collection of fat quarters each given by all those attending and the challenge is to make a quilt using and including all of those fabrics. Bev took on the daunting challenge and the above quilt is the result, well done Bev !
jenny got a bargain from the local op shop, this framed tapestry, $4.00, she unframed it at the shop and left them with the frame and she is going to incorporate it into a cushion.
i have been stitching some more whirligigs, lots more to do !
there were lots of lovely collections of fabrics in the sewing room over the weekend
we are all so fortunate that we have so many choices of beautiful fabrics to play with and so many designs, inspiration everywhere !
eve was making blocks with her collection of liberty's !
be back sooner than later !
if you check out in my category listing under 'embroidery', you will see other designs by Gail Bett that various people have worked over many years, if you are interested in any of her designs contact me via my email