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Carolyn Foley
Brisbane Australia
I am a Embroidery Designer and Tutor. I am married with three children, all young adults.
Interests: art, design, technology, teaching, embroidery, clothing, textile, quilting.
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Thanks Rachel
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on A break at caro-rose-creations
Yes they are going to be Christmas Tree decorations.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
I have held on to these for so long and because they were small never really looked at them. Now I am scanning them into the computer and really seeing them.
I'm going away for a few days, well probably only two. I have to have some tests done in hospital, nothing too bad I hope but I will be having a couple of days forced rest. I found this embroidery... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Eleven Pipers Piping, well nearly eleven. Then there will only be one left to stitch, but wait, I have forgotten the making up!!! That can take as long as the stitching. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Earlier I wrote about my interest,( that I have had since I was a young teenager,) in the Chinese Empress Cixi. Just over a year ago I read the book about her by Jung Chang and it stated that the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
One thing I have learnt is to look for reference shapes when working on this type of work. Get those shapes right and the others follow.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Especially with two small girls saying “Grandma I’m hungry” when I’m trying to count.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
This one is finished, only 3 no 2 to go. I'm having trouble counting. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Yet I know exactly what I’m looking at.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A video of my island home at caro-rose-creations
I have always loved this island from the first time I saw it 30 years ago. It had been my dream to live here and now I’m living the dream.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A video of my island home at caro-rose-creations
They made a terrible noise with the helicopter they were using to shoot this video but this is my island home and this is the weather we are experiencing right now. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
I love this hand dyed sashiko thread it is great on this fabric.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on More Kogin at caro-rose-creations
At my last advanced class I added a small project as an after thought. The after thought was that the ladies who stitched the 'Hishi (beautiful) Sashi (stitch) patterns did so on other fabrics once the railway arrived. They would... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at caro-rose-creations
I shouldn’t complain should I?
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Unseasonable Weather at caro-rose-creations
The weather here has turned quite hot. It is the middle of winter and it should be really cold, but it is hot. Just walking down the path from the ferry home you can see that all the plants are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
I have no idea what they did but I’m glad they did it.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2016 on A bit of reading at caro-rose-creations
I have got through quite a few books over the last few weeks. I like to sit and escape into a book before bed, as long as it is not too exciting. If it is too exciting I read it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
I am bursting with ideas at the moment but I would like to get those days of Xmas finished.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2016 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Not a lot of progress on the 'Days of Xmas', which is disappointing seeing I was getting on with the work. I have been Kogin obsessed! I just keep thinking of new designs. I am experimentlng with Sashiko thread and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
I had a most enjoyable day on Saturday past, teaching an Advanced Kogin class at the Queensland Embroiderers' Guild. I took my stock of threads with me so that the ladies could select their own colours to do their stitching.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Yet another treasure has surfaced from the packing cases. This was a gift from my work collegues' when I gave full time teaching. Now she is back on the dressing table where she should be. I'm still looking for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Back to some of the small projects for Kogin kits. Well this one started small but kind of ran away with me. I could have kept the pattern just to one side but I ran it all the way around,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Going through those boxes I found a card that my son and his then partner sent to me 10 years ago. It was bitter sweet because I loved her like a daughter and when they broke up it was a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Thanks for that, I would never have worked out what it said.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2016 on An Unusual Find at caro-rose-creations