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    Good morning everybody   I am on my way to Johannesburg... then flying out to Australia tonight. Hold thumbs that the ash cloud behaves itself and we don’t have too many troubles :))     I wanted to show you this lovely piece by Elba Kruger. This is a similar piece shown in my Dreamscapes book for those of you who were fortunate to have bought the book before it went out of print!     Click on the image to enlarge                       See how Elba skilfully used variations of buttonhole stitch on the blouse, and how she used my 6mm organza ribbon for the foundation of the skirt?   She then added little flowers on top in 2mm silk ribbon.   The lady’s hair is made from doll’s hair which is couched in shape with a matching thread.   The cream flowers on the left were made in ribbon stitch and she used 7mm silk ribbon. The darker pink centres in 4mm silk ribbon and the same stitch.   The green leaves were made in straight stitch with 2mm silk ribbon and 3mm organza ribbon.                       I have to show you this picture to show how Milly is feeling about my leaving her (and the others) behind… makes me want to cry!   Be good Milly, and try not to chew too many shoes in the house.     I will write from Sydney and Brisbane to let you know how we are doing.   Until then… HAPPY weekend, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬   Be safe Love   Di
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