State of Emergency

February 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm 1 comment

We have been watching the TV and listening in to ABC radio absolutely stunned by the ferocity and volume of the bushfires currently ravaging Victoria. We are extremely lucky not to have been directly affected thus far. These have surpassed the Ash Wednesday fires with the death toll at 66.  As the Prime Minister said, it’s lovely to live in/near the bush except……A state of emergency has been declared and the armed forces mobilised to help out. I intend going to give blood tomorrow, just a small way to help out the burns victims in hospital.

Despite the heat I have managed some stitching. Below the title is double interlaced running stitch (Sharon’s sampler band 5). The block underneath is my exploration of chicken scratch for the Stitch Explorer Challenge. They are all perle cottons 5 or 8. Check out some of the participants’ blogs on the Stitch Explorer site,  the range of stitching is fantastic.


Off to bed early as I start bootcamp again in the morning. Up at 5.30am!


Entry filed under: Hand embroidery, Stitch Explorer.

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  • 1. sharon young  |  February 9, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hi Jo
    I’m so sorry to hear of the situation in Victoria, it’s very hard for us in the UK to appreciate the scale of the bush fires, but our thoughts must go out to the poor people who are suffering such a terrible time at the moment.

    I’m glad you’ve been able to do some of your sampler, it’s looking gorgeous, I love the chicken scratch stitch, which I also saw on Doreen’s blog the other day. Isn’t Sharon great, she keeps coming up with these brilliant ideas.

    Many thanks for dropping in on my blog, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there was a German connection as Europe and Britain were much more closely linked in Medieval time so trends would have crossed all the major countries.


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