Thursday, 28 February 2008
Woven from scraps of lace, different waddings, embroidery threads, silk and organza on a baby loom purchased at great expense from the nearest £1 shop!!
Measures just 4inch square but helps me feel that I haven't let myself down on the challenge.
Claire of Pinky and Boo is busy making wedding preparations and mentioned on her blog that
As I am making the crochet flowers to applique on the dress, I would like to make leaves from pieces of old lace, to kind of make them into corsages. This is the bit you guys come in - if you have any small pieces of old lace that you don't mind parting with, I would love to include it in my dress - I am looking for anything white or ivory/cream that could be made into a leaf, so it doesn't have to be a huge bit - a couple of inches will do just fine.
When I spoke to Claire at the Stitched Up meeting last night, she chose this Honiton Lace sample to include in her dress. I remember making this piece about 10 years ago and would love it to be used rather than be sat in a drawer forever.
Claire was also busy stitching lovely little needle cases shaped like baskets of flowers and cupcakes to sell on etsy.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Sunday, 24 February 2008
My thanks to Claire, Vicky, Allison and Pamela for making me so welcome.
NB.they even have a blog which may be of interest to stitchers in the Nottingham area.
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Friday, 22 February 2008
Whilst the building is causing controversy mainly due to design and construction from concrete, personally I am looking forward to visiting on a regular basis.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Todays plan was to go on the big wheel in Nottingham but when we got into town, you couldn't see the top of it. Have decided to try again at the weekend with Ian so watch this space for aerial views.
However, the day remained foggy with freezing fog and drizzle and the garden looked quite spectacular when I got home.
I want to suggest a cigarette card collection, will transfer the deigns to T shirt transfer fabric
Monday, 18 February 2008
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Saturday, 16 February 2008
............look what came through the letter box this morning. This is from Helen Cowans Textile Goddess as part of a swap we did early last year. Isn't it gorgeous?
Friday, 15 February 2008
24 February 2008 Mablethorpe Sandracing
24 March 2008 Red Marley Vetern Bike Hill Climb
9 March 2008 Mablethorpe Sand Racing
22 June 2008 Banbury Run
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Monday, 4 February 2008
Sunday, 3 February 2008
I'm not very good at putting things into words which is why this blog tends to be photos, so here is result of last night brainstorming, suspect the spelling deteriorates as it was written before during and after the wine!!
Anyway, I've concentrated more on things that I can remember ( with a bit of prompting from Ian) rather than family and I have no idea where I am going to go from here at the moment.
Saturday, 2 February 2008
If you haven't already heard of Cyber Fyber Exhibition, Follow the link for further details as it looks really interesting.
Friday, 1 February 2008
Posted by Sharon B,
Since it is the first of the month it is challenge day! So without further fuss here it is. This month the Take it Further challenge concept is a question. What are old enough to remember?
How did I come up with the idea. As regular readers know I am hand stitching a charm quilt and the small fabric scraps have been triggering memories. As I stitch I am constantly aware of how the world has changed in my lifetime and I am not that old! (I turn 52 this month)
It occurred to me that some of these scraps are older than the invention of rotary cutters. As I write I realise that I learnt on to type a typewriter. Now I have WiFi and a laptop. I can remember when a portable transistor radio was a big thing. I was given one with its leather case for my 14th birthday and I took it to the beach every day. Of course I remeber vinyl records too. Now I walk, garden and do the housework plugged into an ipod! We used to write letters home but now it is email.
I can remember when ‘equal pay for equal work’ came in for women. My wage packet increased a third! I can remember the big things like man walking on the moon, John Lennon being shot, the fall of the Berlin wall but what about all the little things that changed our life so much? I can remember bread, vegetables and milk all being delivered to the door. I can remember the bottle man buying our bottles and scrap metal merchants buying metal. Who said recycling is a new idea!
Who else knows how to pack the wood on a wood stove that so that it will burn evenly long enough for a cake a rise? That’s right as a country girl I was taught to cook on a wood stove. Now I have a gas stove and a micro wave oven. In winter the warmest room in the house was the kitchen and we had hot water bottles to take bed now we have electric blankets, which to be honest I never turn on because I don’t like them - much to my husbands dismay.
I remember washing that involved a copper and hand wringers then in my teens I had a really modern invention - a twin tub washer! Automatic washing machines were the height of luxury. I also remember out door toilets and how in winter had to grab an umbrella to dash down the path to visit it.
So this month stop and think what are you old enough to remember. You do not have to declare your age - but simply what you are old enough to remember.
Here is this months palette should you choose to use itI've decided that the best way to approach this is over a bottle of wine tomorrow night. Since Ian and myself are the same age, I thought we would trigger memories from each other. Many of the things mentioned by Sharon ring bells from my childhood so who knows what else may surface. Wait and see.