Tag Archives: embroidery

A dirty bathroom and a sewing project (Rousse)

I apologised to my mother for the state of the bathroom, but we’d left in a rush and had not had time to clean it. Then I gave her all the equipment that she needed for her sewing project, including … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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Library staff roles in University elearning systems (Rousse)

The vice chancellor was going to the US for a fortnight and left SC in charge of everything, including finance. Just before he left, he asked SC to read out the history of the University as printed in gold embroidery … Continue reading

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Getting creative in the garden and the office (Rousse)

Creative KT spent the whole day in her narrow sloping garden, tidying it up in anticipation of the arrival of J’s grandchildren. She even pitched the huge embroidered tent that I had bought in the charity shop. TPR had told … Continue reading

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An unlikely pupil of Wellington College (Rousse)

A steady stream of teenage boys in bottle green aertex shirts passed me in the narrow corridor. I could tell that they were pupils of Wellington College from the words stitched in yellow embroidery just below their left collars. One … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt’s pants (Belle)

My new boyfriend (Brad Pitt) had only one starry affectation. His name had been embroidered in pink silk onto every item of clothing – including his underpants. Just wait till I showed those to the girls! For more on Brad … Continue reading

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A new religion is launched (Belle)

The piano was draped in a cover embroidered with messages to be used as sacred text to launch a new religion.

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