Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stitching and other stuff

A strange month and certainly time to catch up. I have had the chance to do lots of work and most is still quite embryonic, but I have been missed my blogging sessions. Thanks to those of you who have regularly visited and apologies for the lack of news for you. So what have I been up to?
Well, I was inspired by fellow GWE members to get involved with the coral reef crochet and have been idling my time away with this, its quite mindless. This yarn is really hard on the fingers as it is weaving wool. I shall take it to the knitting and stitiching show in Alexandra Palace in October, and add it to their mountain of coral.

Our GWE mini Exhibition last weekend at Steam was a great success and was well attended, and even though I did a lot of talking, I also managed to do a lot of hand stitiching. Angela has some great photos on her blog.. look here

(Thanks for taking this photo Shirley)

The studio session on Monday at the Blackthorn Art Centre got off to a great start and again I managed to get a lot of printing done for the exhibtion next year. I played with transfer dyes and crayons. When I have done some more work, I will share some photos with you. If you would like to come along next month, then please let me know, we have room for another two people.
I have also received a new toy, which has kept me very busy uploading CD's. If you know of any really good podcasts for textiles, embroidery, dyeing etc... please let me know.

My BQL bag for September is also finished, I was dreading this one as it involved log cabin patchwork, and way back in the olden days Log cabin made with strips onto calico is the technique that made me giveup doing any more patchwork... I hated it. However this newer way with rotary cutters and rulers is so much easier...... I actually managed to make the bag. Such an achievement.

Needless to say, Mr Siamese is rather thrilled with it too, he is using it as his latest body warmer.

As it has a zip, I thought I might use it as a project bag. Thats if I can get it back!!
I shall finish today with a sad blog entry Our Moggie passed on at the beginning of the month, and I was much sadder than I expected, she was 18 and has had such a good life. We had fostered her for 17 and a half years, she was very independant, and her biggest joy was to scratch the life out of the stair carpet. The local vermin lived in fear of her too, and she frequently was known to throw temper tantrums if she did not get her own way. Mr Siamese is missing her very much as well as us.

Thanks to everyone for the messages of comfort for poor hubbie and his knee and for Daughters ill health. I am not good with the nurses hat.. but some times that just has to be!
Must get back to loading the i-pod with my music...... see ya!


Angelcat said...

It's lovely to have you back blogging again! Sounds like you've been busy! Love the picture of you 'in action' at Steam!

Julie said...

Beautiful bag and I'm sorry about your loss. I hope Mr Siamese doesn't pine too much.

sandra wyman said...

Good to have you back. Best wishes for your family. Sorry about Pixie - I know how sad it is when a furry friend dies even at a ripe old age!