Monday, 19 March 2012

at work

making progress in the one 'clear' space

Also happening here and about:

A Certain Young Man (no longer a Lad) home for Mothering Sunday. He made a lovely pork roast. And a Fine Man made a 'not fruitcake' simnel cake. Michael Barry recipe. Yumm

A very sick Dog :-(

A Mother in hospital for emergency op far far away. I guess since I can't do anything for her that my sis and the hospital can't do, the dog is actually being the bigger concern.

and hiding away in my room listening to Lord Peter Wimsey stories to stop the worry.

Friday, 16 March 2012

TV Offcuts meeting

at the end of February quite a few projects were worked on at the TV Offcuts meeting.
Anne's quilt top

Elaine's quilt in progress

Gabrielle's bag

Gill getting to grips with her overlocker

Juliet tracing a pattern

Mavis applique work

sheila with a complicated knitting project

Me starting another skirt
well, I started a dress, but I came to a bit I wasn't sure just what I had done at the underarm seam, so I gave up.

Thursday, 15 March 2012


another finishing -
the Journal Quilts with the Contemporary Quilt group this year require red for the 1st four months, yellow for the second four months, and blue for the last for months. You can use up to 25% percent of another colour.

So, here is my first one.

I have had it nearly finished for sometime, but was not happy about the distortion. I used too thin wadding.
at the end of all these being submitted, I think I will mount it onto a larger piece which will straighten it out.

I am going to try a couple other ideas and mix with depicting various fruits.

finished hems

At last these two skirts are complete. the red herringbone has been hanging on the cupboard for ages.

I started the embroidered linen skirt at the last TV Offcuts meeting, but it has been cut out for ages.

So, progress has been made. and they are lovely to wear.

Friday, 9 March 2012

this week

Skirts finished - 2
artist statements and photos for quilt show - 1
meetings attended - 3
community Jubilee picnic co-ordinating jobs narrowly avoided - 1
dogs toes clipped - 1 - only one bled
- times cried over dogs foot - 1
but all is forgiven and it wasn't as bad as it seemed.

audio books listened to - 4.5
blood tests endured - 1
Journal quilts nearing completion - 2/3
dogs to vet for booster - 1

blog posts - 1 when this goes up.

will sort skirt photos after I go for a nap to recover from vets and doctor visits.

Friday, 2 March 2012

2 weeks!

Oh dear, how time flies.

This past week has been a bit of migraine and filling forms week and the week before was full of meetings. So, you haven't missed much!

Photos from last Saturday TVOffcuts meeting are still in the camera at present.

By the way...the pj's in the last post? about 2 weeks later I was informed I had put the buttons on the wrong side. oh This is after they had been through the worn and washed cycle at least twice.
But he also said it was good practice for using his left hand. hmm

On the good news front.

I got an interesting email asking if I could send work to the Quilt Expo en Beaujolais because an artist pulled out.
So, emailing back and forth through an interpreter has resulted in them wanting 12 pieces out of 13 images I sent! And possibly a chance to show my wearable art next year!

How cool is that? It is often a long tentative journey to try to get a solo gallery in a quilt show. But here it has been offered out of the blue ... and from another country even! pity it is too close to try to come up make arrangements to go there.

If you are going, let me know!