Thursday, 28 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Have you noticed that when you meet fellow fibre bloggers, they are just like you! talk over a coffee and it's like you've known them for years. Blogging and the associated challenges set by the likes of Sharon have filled the empty space that had previously been filled by C&G studies.
This lovely parcel was from Marie, A T-shirt (yes it fits) Quiltfest programme, Harley Davidson carrier ( thats the biker in me :-) card and the cutest pair of socks Pacific Northwest Quiltfest. Thanks Marie.
This is an ATC challenge set by Kate, simply create an ATC using some of the fabric and the embellishments (optional) and return by the end of September. Thanks Kate, watch out for the postie next month .
The bad news is that the virus now has hold of Ian so its fingers crossed that we are both fit for our next trip.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Later, just reread what I wrote: meant to add well done to Sally for your strippy and to everyone else who entered such brilliant quilts...mental note, do not blog when half asleep!!!
Somehow, the halls didn't seem as crowded as last year and after 4 o'clock there were plenty of chances to take photos.
Rounded off the day by getting the train back to Nottingham and going straight to hen night, yes I was there, blowing up balloons and making animals as well as rather rude structures in the middle of a pub in Nottingham AND I WAS SOBER!!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
I sort of touched on this subject last month here and at the moment I seem to have reached a creative black hole with regard to this. Possibly the balance between work and real life is tipping the wrong way or may be its just that as I get older, I want to spend more time doing what I enjoy doing...............I'm only 48 so waiting to do everything when I retire is not an option.......
Anyway, I have spent time this month playing with my new toys and need to spend time planning our next road trip so all I have for TIF so far is a couple of Sketches.
Will have to let this one simmer for a while.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Please ensure that you burn/melt in a ventilated workspace!!
Mount onto your favourite backing of vilene or card, cut to size, machine round the edges and enjoy trading.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Embroidery from the Adithi Collective Bihar, India ( own collection)
Earlier in July, I posed this question to friends on the Stitchin Fingers Forum
“Hi everyone, Now, if you had the chance to visit any country of your choice to study/learn their embroidery/textile techniques, Where would you go and why? “
Now, living in the Uk I naively thought that places like Africa, India, China would get the vote. I was unprepared for the number of people who suggested The UK, Wales, Europe in general.
The list included India, Japan, Guatemala, Vietnam, Wales, Native American, India ( many votes for this one) Peru, Japan ( very popular) Hungary, Italy Norway, Russia Morocco, Panama, Middle East, North Africa and the UK.
My thanks to all my friends who took part and if anyone reading would like to suggest a country or has any interesting links, please feel free to leave a comment.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
But, my free 10 moo cards arrived this morning and they are so cute that I think I will order some more after our next trip.
I did grab a few mins on the embellisher this afternoon before falling asleep ( I call it a powernap :-))
Ian is out grabbing a few more landmark photos on the bike so I had better think about sorting out something for him to eat when he gets back.
Friday, 8 August 2008
This time we had the opportunity to look round the inside of the Council House in the centre of Nottingham after watching the singing weatherman Des Coleman.
1. Nottingham big night out, 2. Nottingham big night out, 3. Nottingham big night, 4. Nottingham big night out, 5. Nottingham big night out, 6. Nottingham big night out
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Now, I can bring you the sights and the sounds . Unfortunately I can't provide the smell of the steam engines.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
1. lindisfarne causeway, 2. lindisfarne Priory 04, 3. lindisfarne Priory 03, 4. lindisfarne Priory 05, 5. Lindisfarne knotwork 03, 6. lindisfarne Medieval style 01, 7. lindisfarne knotwork 001, 8. lindisfarne Priory 01, 9. lindisfarne 01, 10. lindisfarne medieval style 03, 11. lindisfarne causeway 01, 12. lindisfarne knotwork 05
Typical, the hottest weekend of the year and we travel 200 mile to be in the sea mist , it was worth it though. We had planned to visit several of the landmarks for the round britain rally on the way up but only managed two as we were late setting off due to Ian having an interview Friday morning. The hotel had been prebooked, great rooms, pub food, TV (exciting for us non TV folks)
After breakfast on Saturday we walked down to the causeway to watch the tide recede then went back to fetch the bike to drive over. Decided to visit the Priory and leave the castle until we can return and stay for a few days on the island.
Medieval story tellers, musicians,swordsman and even a lovely lady working with natural dyes kept us entertained.
We took time later in the day to catch up with some more landmarks, two of which I will blog about in more detail once the challenge has finished in October.
The only drawback to the weekend was that the bike developed and oil leak so we had to nurse her gently home and hope that all is fixable before our next long trip.This means that I will miss this weekends rally in Essex but will have a little more time to play with my new camera and get the embellisher out of its box at long last.