Sunday, 4 December 2016

And the bead keeps going on and on...13-19 November

Week 46 - Nov 2016 (delayed)

Sorry for the long delay. Still very busy with life and family issues. I have been making work, taking photos, and even looking at a few of the blogs I follow. But not time to sort photos and post them.








Saturday, 3 December 2016

Something on Saturday

A bunny in the washing up bowl.

When God gives you a little something to smile about, you know He is thinking of you.

Friday, 25 November 2016

70,273 project x's 31-40

More red x's for the 70,273 project.











Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Orange, green and purple

This day is finally brought to you by Orange, green and purple.
A lovely plant given to me by the TCVT group.

Trying to catch up with work or get it finished early for things like 'just in case'.

help! blogger

So, Blogger did something and I can't work out how to add photos!

Anyone have a clue? I try to insert as before or drag and drop as recently, but all it does is give me a new page showing my image on the page. No idea how to get it there.

If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it!

EDIT: Thanks KATHY for the moral support.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

bead project

As I mentioned yesterday, my mother-in-law has been ill. We have been to York and back among other things. Plus extra visits by train for my husband.

and I have strained my back badly.

So, the beading this week has been put to the side. Catching up will happen at a later date.
Sorry to disappoint.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Little Houses - 4

But before the fusing, another little touch of my own
Trying out some wind in top right to balance out the houses.

Taking photos and posting them helps with design. I was settled on the arrangement on the top, but then in comparing it with the second arrangement (which was really the first 'audition'), I realise it works best. Just a matter of a little curve on the bottom bit of wind.

And now it is fused.

But yesterday I have discovered the deadline wasn't November but December! I am glad I have already started and got this far.
There is a lot going on because my mother-in-law is very ill and may not have long. So, doing a little bit here and there brings progress. And now without the deadline rush, there is not so much stress with it and everything else.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Little Houses - 3

Cutting houses complete

And so to the layout.

Trying out ideas

Settling on this one

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Little houses - 2

Ah yes, much better. They needed a slanting roof like my other Ramshackle houses.

Doing this among too many other things this week! But it is getting there.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Little houses

Thinking about these all through the night. How to lay them out to reference Escher without looking like a traditional pieced quilt.
Also how to make them look less like identical little box houses. They don't look like my Ramshackle houses at this point.

A bit of judicious trimming needed, I think.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


This Tuesday is brought to you by purple and orange.

Monday, 14 November 2016

70,273 project x's 27-30

More red x's for the 70,273 project.





Sunday, 13 November 2016

And the bead keeps going on and on...6-12 November

Week 45 - Nov 2016








Saturday, 12 November 2016

Something on Saturday

Sky Feather seen on the way to Bristol on Thursday.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Worn threads again

Today Marion Robertson, Jane Bonney, Carol Newton, Carol's husband Bob and the Thoughtful Man helped to set up the Worn Threads exhibition at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show.
The show is on Friday 11th November 2016
Saturday 12th November 2016
Sunday 13th November 2016
10.00am - 4.30pm

My photos are a bit blurry, but here is a little idea of what our space looks like.
Because they gave us 3 battens across corners, we were able to hang some of the work so both sides could be seen. It gives a lot of movement as they gently move on the end of the fishing line from which they are suspended.
Unfortunately, we didn't have enough space for everything.
However, there was an extra return panel near the centre which we convinced them to leave. (Normally used for holding up the long walls while the space is being built.) Because it was next to a socket, we were able to plug in Kate Findlay's piece so her LED system could be seen. (See top photo) Then my Kamlaika piece was hung on the other side. We also had 1 outside wall that we were able to hang 2 pieces on.
Jane Bonney's cope would have been a great addition, but it is travelling with the Knitting and Stitching Shows at present because she won first place in the Quilts Creation section.

Thanks so much for all the helpers. Especially the Thoughtful Man who took time off work because I have hurt my back and could not face trying to drive to Bristol and then lift and shift boxes and work!