Monday, 31 March 2008
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
This evening I attached the Dorset Buttons I have made over the last couple of weeks to this framework made from three frames which have been wrapped with black strips of fabric.
I used nylon thread to attach the buttons to the frame so that they look as though they are floating in the spaces. All I have to do now is find a place to hang it!
The donated hexagons take shape!
I decided to follow Grandmother's Garden with the donated hexagons I mentioned last Wednesday, here are five blocks using the rosehips fabric which I have since found out is called "Harvest". There are a further five blocks being sewn together in another floral fabric and the green fabric in the photo will be the edging hexagons that hold all the blocks together. Taking shape nicely.
Although it's Wednesday, I shall be spending this evening on coursework as the hexagons have had enough of my time! I have the Dorset buttons to display - I have an idea so that I can display them on the wall, my DH keeps asking when I will be showing my work around the house! - and I have the bead chapter to break the back of, again plenty of ideas of how to display them, now I need to spend some time making the ideas real!
Off to work - hopefully will have something to show you later...
Monday, 17 March 2008
And sailing the Solent, dodging sandbanks and the Cruise Liners
Anyway I've decided to swap the old photo to one that my Daughter took of me for one of her art projects, it's more in keeping with the "less is more" way of thinking and as there's plenty of me to go round it's probably for the best!
We had a visit from Ferret at the quilting group this evening. Please go to her web site and blog www.ferfab.co.uk , www.ferfab.blogspot.com. The gallery is amazing in the flesh so to speak - sadly all but one of the nudes are currently hanging in The Dissenter'Gallery, Kensal Green Cemertary in London 7th March - 7th April Sat, Sun & Mon 9am - 5pm. But the quilts she was able to bring along - and there were a fair few! - were amazing. The way she presents the quilts had us in "stitches" - ooh poor pun! Should you ever get the chance to meet and hear her I'm sure you'll leave smiling.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
I'm also doing something creative to a Cath Kidston tea towel I fell in love with during a trip to Kingston last Tuesday, I'm not showing it 'til it's complete - it may take some time! (as ever)
Today was spent sewing in the local Catholic Church. I was "an apropriate Adult" helping the Teacher care for 18 children while they rehersed for a concert by the local schools to be held tomorrow and Thursday evening. Son is in the group so I was asked to help. As I was only really needed during transportation and lunch time I had the rest of the time to sew whilst listening to the little angels sing. So I had the chance to do a little more work to an applique WiP. I have completed one of the four panels, but it seems to take such a long time. 3 and a half hours and only four pieces sewn down, I'd be surprised if it makes the Quilt Show in June 2010 at this rate!
Plenty of Buttons to create so to the workroom I go...
Monday, 3 March 2008
For My Foreign Bloggers,
I thought you would like some English Tradition
I was in Windsor this morning visiting the music shop for trumpet stand and replacing the "lost beyond the womb" - see previous posts on lost things - trumpet scales book. It was a beautiful blue sky morning as I arrived at the castle in time to see the band escorting the changing of the guard. So I thought I'd wait for them to leave the castle with the "changed" guard, so you can see how wonderfully traditional it is!
The Band Leaving the Castle, Escorting the "Changed" Guards Back to Barracks
1. I swam my first length of the local pool,(without my feet touching the bottom), the day before
I married. I was 21 years old and had been having lessons since the age of 4. I now swim like
a fish as much as I can.
2. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, but I can't stand to eat coffee flavoured food.
3. I have difficulty walking on dry, loose sand. I would crawl on my elbows and knees as a child,
but this is not a good look down the beach when you're 40. I now visit pebble beaches where
4. I love Marmite.
5. Sundays in September are my favourite smell. This could be a British Autumn thing.
6. It has taken me 25 years to find a pen I enjoy writing with.
7. I have a physical aversion to non-perfect feet. It goes back to childhood and a family friend
who had severe case of bunions and would love to go into gory detail, with visual displays,
of their condition. I would have had to seriously consider whether I could have married my
Husband if his feet had not passed my scrutiny. I have to keep my eyes averted if at the
swimmimg pool and Summer and sandals make me feel uneasy. I am unable to describe the
abnomalities I can't cope with as I feel physically sick just thinking about them. It's a silly
phobia I know and hypnosis would probably help!
So there you have it, I hope you don't think I'm too loopy
Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog
Tag 7 people and link to them
Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
As this has been going around for some time and most of the Distant Stitchers have their blogs just for coursework I shan't tag anyone specific, but if you wish to have a go, be my guest and let me know. If this doesn't appeal to you, then no harm done!
Sunday, 2 March 2008
So I shall be back with all the details once I have thought of 7 wierd/random things about myself - I'll have a think over the ironing of the shirts - Be back soon, and thanks so much Jennifer, you made my day.