WOW - all it took was a comment on my blog from the clever Bernice with a link to a tutorial by the clever Clutterpunk and I've got myself another hobby!!!!
Having just been taught free motion quilting by my sister - i am still not very good at it - and i use the same technique with the darning foot and hey presto - I am loving this!!!
I have thread sketched all these onto canvas and the two coloured ones I had painted a few weeks ago and was going to do some collages - I think the stitching looks good. I did have a go at stitching onto linen but it all puckered and looked crapped so I threw it away. The canvas doesn't pucker - I am sure I can just vacumn the tiny bits of paint out of the machine and I will buy more needles!!! Thanks Bernice and Gina.